The committee issued the subpoenas to Hicks and Donaldson as a part of their sweeping investigation into attainable obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of energy. The subpoena to Hicks, the previous White Home communications director, features a request for paperwork and her look at a public listening to subsequent month. The subpoena for Donaldson, who was deputy White Home counsel, seeks paperwork and her look at a deposition in June.
The committee asks for each to offer paperwork by June 4, for Hicks to look on June 19 and Donaldson on June 24.
“As I mentioned earlier as we speak, the Judiciary Committee’s investigation into obstruction of justice, public corruption and abuse of energy by President Trump and his Administration will proceed,” Home Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler mentioned in an announcement.
The committee approved subpoenas for Hicks and Donaldson on the identical time they did so for former White Home counsel Don McGahn final month. McGahn defied his subpoena on Tuesday on the course of the White Home, not showing for a scheduled listening to. Nadler has mentioned he’ll transfer to carry McGahn in contempt of Congress as a result of he didn’t seem.
The committee needs to interview each Hicks and Donaldson in regards to the obstruction episodes documented in particular counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The panel has additionally approved subpoenas to 2 different former White Home officers — former Chief of Workers Reince Priebus and former chief strategist Steve Bannon — however it has not issued these subpoenas.
In his assertion, Nadler known as Hicks and Donaldson “essential witnesses” to his committee’s investigation.
This story has been up to date with extra developments Tuesday.