House Committee to Issue Blitz of Subpoenas, Raising Heat on Trump

Representative Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

WASHINGTON — The House...

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee will vote this week to authorize a bevy of new subpoenas[1] on the Trump administration’s practices of separating families from their children at the border and on President Trump’s possible obstruction of justice, summoning some of the biggest names to surface in Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation.

The votes, scheduled for Thursday, will jolt two of the Democrats’ highest-profile oversight investigations into Mr. Trump and his administration and are certain to further inflame relations with the White House.

Among the targets are Jeff Sessions, the former attorney general; Michael T. Flynn, the president’s first national security adviser; John F. Kelly, the former White House chief of staff; Rod J. Rosenstein, the former deputy attorney general who appointed Mr. Mueller; Corey R. Lewandowski, Mr. Trump’s former campaign manager, and David J. Pecker, who as the head of American Media took part in a hush money scheme.

Taking aim at the administration’s border policies, the committee will seek new authority that would allow the panel to subpoena current and former officials to answer questions and provide documents related to Mr. Trump’s “zero tolerance policy” — which separated children apprehended at the border from their families — and any talk of presidential pardons for Department of Homeland Security officials involved in implementing the policy.


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