McConnell backs Senate Intel chief in closed-door meeting as Republicans publicly fume over Trump Jr subpoena
Sen. Mitch McConnell (Fox Business)

On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence committee issued a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. to appear before Congress to testify about his ties to Russia.


Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), the chairman of the committee, upset some Republican colleagues with the subpoena.

"Apparently the Republican chair of the Senate Intel Committee didn’t get the memo from the Majority Leader that this case was closed," tweeted Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).

But as the New York Times' Nicholas Fandos tweeted, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) might be on board.

"In a close-doors GOP lunch, Burr walked through the backstory of the subpoena for Don Jr and defended his investigation’s work, per to people directly familiar," Fandos posted. "McConnell also spoke up, the people said, offering his support for Mr. Burr and his handling of the committee."