House Judiciary Committee will vote to subpoena Kushner, Rosenstein, Sessions


The subpoenas came on the heels of a revelation that the White House kept a former staffer from answering questions it deems outside the scope of the committee's purview.

According to Politico, the panel's targets include several current and former high-level Trump administration officials, including senior White House advisor Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, ex-Justice Department Deputy Rod Rosenstein, and former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen discussed the practice in testimony before the House Oversight and Reform Committee earlier this year.

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Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said they've been trying to get information about the zero tolerance policy and the 2,700 family separations that resulted, but they haven't gotten what they wanted.

Pecker, a longtime Trump associate whose company runs the National Enquirer, admitted to working with the Trump campaign in 2016 to make hush-money payments to Daniels and McDougal.

The testimony will also mark Mueller's first public appearance related to his investigation since delivering his 10-minute statement on May 29, during which he detailed his findings and explained his decision not to reach a conclusion on whether Trump obstructed justice, despite reporting at least ten instances of possible obstruction by Trump in his report.

Attorney General William Barr on Monday accused Democrats of trying to create a "public spectacle" by subpoenaing Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before Congress about the Russian Federation investigation.

Barr enthusiastically embraced Trump's political agenda, cast Mueller's report as a vindication for the president and launched an investigation into the origins of the probe - something Trump has repeatedly said should happen.

The announcement from the Judiciary Committee comes as lawmakers on that panel and the House Intelligence Committee are preparing to hear directly from Mueller himself next week for the first time about his almost two-year investigation into Russia's election interference, alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow, and whether the president obstructed justice.

Trump has slammed the scheduled testimony as more "presidential harassment" and on Monday continued to lambaste the Mueller investigation, calling it "fundamentally illegal" and "A TOTAL SCAM!" in a tweet.

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The committee, under Democratic control, is likely to vote to issue these subpoenas, although Republicans on the committee are expected to dissent.

Mueller found insufficient evidence to show that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation to affect the election's outcome, despite numerous contacts between campaign officials and Moscow.

"I don't even want to address him", Pelosi said when asked about Barr's assertion. "The report is my testimony".

Republicans, meanwhile, are likely to grill Mueller about his conclusions, as well as their concerns that senior Federal Bureau of Investigation officials were biased against Trump and to argue that the origins of his probe were illegitimate and politically motivated.