Jerry Nadler considerably raised the stakes in his public battle with President Trump. Nadler’s committee will vote to subpoena Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, and Michael Flynn among other past and present Trump advisers.
There is still no information on whether any of President Trump’s children have been subpoenaed or how the President would react to that subpoena.
The President has taken a lot of flak for having Jared Kushner in the White House as many people believing he’s not qualified. Kushner is a life-long Democrat and people believe that he is in over his head and that in the end, he will end up hurting President Trump politically.
It sure seems like President Trump will have to deal with this at some point and either send him back to New York or reduce his role.
Politico reported that House Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 of former special counsel Mueller’s witnesses — including President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his former deputy Rod Rosenstein, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former chief of staff John Kelly and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Each of the listed witnesses provided crucial testimony to Robert Mueller about President Trump’s efforts to thwart the Russia investigation, and the committee’s efforts are certain to meet resistance from a White House that has already blocked testimony from senior aides like former White House Counsel Don McGahn and former adviser Hope Hicks.
The subpoena targets also include Dylan Howard and David Pecker, the two executives of American Media, Inc. who testified about President Trump’s alleged hush money payments to a woman who accused him of an extramarital affair before the election. And it includes current and former Trump administration officials Rick Dearborn, Jody Hunt and Rob Porter.
The list also includes Keith Davidson, an attorney who previously represented adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen orchestrated a $130,000 payment to Daniels to buy her silence over an alleged affair with the President. Michael Cohen is serving a 3 year prison sentence in part for the hush-money payment, which prosecutors said amounted to a campaign finance violation.
Davidson previously stated that he had asked the committee for a so-called “friendly” subpoena in order to comply with the committee’s demands for documents and testimony.
“As always, I remain open to reaching a reasonable accommodation and will not issue subpoenas if the information we are seeking is voluntarily provided. We will get answers one way or the other,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler said in a statement.