House Dems Just Voted To Subpoena Jeff Sessions, Kushner, And Others
A new report revealed on Thursday that the House Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to authorize a new wave of subpoenas as part of the committee’s investigation into whether Donald Trump obstructed justice in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his campaign colluding with Russia.
According to the Washington Post, the committee voted along party lines to issue subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials who were key figures in Mueller’s investigation.
The Post reveals that the subpoenas will target Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law; Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general; Rod Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general who appointed Mueller as the special counsel; Michael Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser; John Kelly, the former White House chief of staff; and Corey Lewandowski, Trump’s former campaign manager.
The House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Jerry Nadler (D-NY), told reporters earlier this week that subpoenas will only be issued if the targets do not come forward voluntarily.
“We will get answers one way or the other,” he added.
Republicans are calling the subpoenas a political stunt.
Rep. Doug Collins, the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, dismissed the subpoenas as “politics at its most desperate.”
“These subpoenas make no sense at all,” Collins tweeted Thursday.
The announcement from the Judiciary Committee comes as lawmakers on that panel and the House Intelligence Committee prepare to hear directly from Mueller himself next week for the first time about his nearly two-year investigation.
Read the entire report HERE.
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