Billy House Bloomberg Published 1:33 PM EDT Jul 11, 2019 The House Judiciary Committee authorized a battery of subpoenas tied to President Donald Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, as well as the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families. Among the 12 individuals targeted for subpoenas in the 21-to-12 vote are some of the biggest names in former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, including Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser; former Attorney General Jeff Sessions; and former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. Underscoring the frustrated efforts by House Democrats to obtain testimony from Trump administration officials across-the-board, the panel also authorized Chairman Jerrold Nadler to issue subpoenas for testimony and documents on the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families, and any “discussions about or offers of presidential pardons to Department of Homeland Security officials or employees.” The White House has been ordering current and former officials to refuse to testify before Congress or to limit their testimony, even under subpoena, blocking efforts to obtain information and witnesses for hearings. “We will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents so this committee and Congress can do the work the Constitution, and… Read full this story
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