Senate Judiciary Committee Will Not Subpoena Trump Jr.

Senate Judiciary Committee Will Not Subpoena Trump Jr.

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Jaxson Heyrend-Social Policy Contributor

According to the Senate Judiciary committee chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the senate judiciary committee will not require a subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort to testify in a public hearing Wednesday. According to the ranking members of the committee in a statement say that, 

“Both Donald Trump, Jr. and Paul Manafort, through their attorneys, have agreed to negotiate and provide the committee with documents and be interviewed by committee members and staff prior to a public hearing.”

The Committee’s focus is on obtaining information about discussions with a Russian lawyer back in June 2016. The meeting was in regards to information about Hillary Clinton that was to be used during the 2016 presidential election. In a letter sent to both Manafort and Trump Jr. the committee was asking for the two to provide documents as well as record of communications with the attorney. 

The committee did however issue a subpoena for Glenn Simpson, the CEO of Fusion GPS who is responsible for a dossier into Trump’s alleged dealings in Moscow.  He was to appear with Manafort and Trump Jr. , but had to cancel for “long held vacation plans,” according to the Washington Post. The firm is likely to challenge the request using via their First and Fifth Amendment rights. He is likely to appear in a public hearing in the next week or so. 

Manafort and Trump Jr. are required to provide the conversation records with the Russian attorney by August 2nd. The two are likely to appear in front of the Judiciary committee later in August. 

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