Sputnik -The subpoena request comes amid ongoing Democrat efforts to find evidence of crimes committed by President Trump, such as alleged obstruction of justice and tax evasion. The president himself has repeatedly branded such probes as “witch hunts”.
The Democrat-dominated US House Judiciary Committee has authorised Jerrold Nadler, the committee’s chairman, to issue subpoenas for Trumps advisers, both current and former, which could include Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former White House National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.
The subpoenas are related to a probe into allegations of obstruction of justice by Trump, previously addressed in the Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation.
“We will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents”, Nadler said in a statement.
Additionally, the panel’s chairman will be able to subpoena members of the Trump administration related to the formation of its immigration policies, such as the “zero tolerance” policy, as well as documents related to them. The panel particularly wants to determine whether Trump’s team was considering pardoning Homeland Security officials working on various immigration issues.