Senate Committee issues subpoena for Paul Manafort to testify

Bruno Cirelli
Luglio 25, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort seeking his testimony at a public hearing on Wednesday. But Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and the ranking Democrat, Sen. The two senators said they were unable to reach an agreement with Mr. Manafort for a voluntary transcribed interview with the committee.

"Therefore, we will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right to do so in the future", the statement Friday also read.

On Wednesday, the committee invited the men - who have come under scrutiny for their attendance at a June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower in which Trump Jr. believed they would receive incriminating information about Hillary Clinton - to appear at a hearing next week and turn over documents related to their contacts with Russian nationals.

The committee wanted Manafort to testify on enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and Russia's attempts to influence USA elections.

A special counsel and several congressional committees, including the Senate intelligence panel, are investigating Russia's role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Kushner is being interviewed by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday. He acknowledged four meetings with Russians during and after Mr. Trump's victorious White House bid.

Mr. Kushner is a quiet insider who generally avoids the spotlight.

On Twitter Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said Mr. Kushner "did very well yesterday in proving he did not collude with the Russians".

The president's oldest son has added Karina Lynch of the law firm Williams and Jensen, a D.C-based firm with more than thirty years experience in Congressional investigations.

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