Opinion Of Baish| According to the Daily Caller, the House Judiciary Committee is planning on voting this coming Thursday on sending subpoenas of 12 former witnesses for special counsel Robert Mueller. Among those witnesses are Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Donald Trump, as well as former Attorney General under Trump, Jeff Sessions.
According to the Daily Caller, “The subpoenas also include Trump’s former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former Chief of Staff John Kelly and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, Politico reported.”
The news came as Democratic House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler stated earlier in April of this year following Attorney General William Barr’s address to the media, that he had hoped Robert Mueller would testify in front of the committee ASAP.
Nadler continued on to call on special counsel Robert Mueller to deliver his testimony to the committee after Republican Georgia Representative Doug Collins (the highest ranking Republican on the committee) previously called for his testimony. The Georgia Republican asked Nadler to invite Mueller to “immediately” testify in front of Congress.
“Today’s latest effort to relitigate the special counsel’s investigation remains unimpressive and unproductive. Mr. Mueller’s team issued more than 2,800 subpoenas before concluding that no Americans conspired with Russia. Even if Chairman Nadler still believes subpoenas are conversation starters, it’s hard to imagine this handful of subpoenas will do anything but reinforce the principal conclusions we’ve been able to read about for months,” stated Collins in a statement according to Fox News.
The Daily Caller explains that After Barr made the announcement that there had been no evidence of collusion or obstruction being committed by the 2016 Trump presidential campaign, Nadler claimed that “the findings were still unclear and that Congress must hear from Mueller in order to better understand the results.”
Although Mueller’s report clearly stated that no evidence of collusion had been found, Nadler asked that numerous White House documents and letters looking for information from organizations relating to President Trump be handed over on March 4.
According to the Caller, “Nadler sent the 81 requests to groups, individual people, and organizations, searching for any evidence of Constitutional abuses and corruption committed by Trump. The New York Democrat said the requests for documents are intended to ‘begin investigations, to present the case to the American people about obstruction of justice, about corruption and abuse of power.’ Democrats and cable news pundits have continued to argue that the Mueller report is a cover-up and that further investigations are necessary.”