US House Judiciary Committee, which is currently conducting an investigation into the presidency of Donald Trump, issued a number of subpoenas against several Trump officials Thursday, including Jared Kushner, President’s son-in-law, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, reported CNN.
The authorization of new subpoenas, which comes before the testimony of Robert Mueller, former special counsel who led the probe into Russian interference and obstruction of justice by Trump, means that the Committee is broadening its investigation into Trump.
Mueller is set to testify before the committee on July 17th and will be questioned by both Democrats and Republicans, yet not by all the members. Many Republican voiced their concerns over the format of the interrogation as only 22 out of 41 congressmen would be allowed to grill Mueller.
According to the report, Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler stated that the format of the hearing was “an important question” and should not be discussed.
President Trump posted a series of tweets regarding the new subpoenas. “Now the Democrats have asked to see 12 more people who have already spent hours with Robert Mueller, and spent a fortune on lawyers in so doing,” he wrote.
“How many bites at the apple do they get before working on Border Loopholes and Asylum. They also want to interview the highly conflicted and compromised Mueller again. He said he was “done” after his last 9 minute speech, and that he had nothing more to say outside of the No Collusion, No Obstruction, Report.”
“Enough already, go back to work!”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website