Senate Intel Heads Can Now Issue Subpoenas Without Vote For Russia Probe
Chairman Richard Burr announced on Thursday that leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee now have the power of authority to issue subpoenas in the Russia investigation without the need of a full committee vote.
As the Russia investigation keeps heating up the panel decided to vote unanimously to give Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) the power to authorize subpoenas for the duration of the investigation into Russia’s intervening in the 2016 presidential election.
The two Senate leaders will not need a panel vote in order to issue an order but they will need to be in agreement with each other.
The panel has also requested information from Carter Page, Paul Manafort and Roger, all of which were former Trump associates.
Last week Manafort turned over documents to the committee for the Russia investigation.