House Judiciary Committee subpoenas ex-White House aide Rob Porter
By Brooke Singman | Fox News |
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday subpoenaed former White House aide Rob Porter as part of its investigation into whether President Trump obstructed justice during former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
The subpoena is part of the committee’s probe into alleged obstruction, corruption and abuse of power by the president and his associates.
“[A]ny other American would have been prosecuted based on the evidence Special Counsel Mueller uncovered in his report,” Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said in a statement Monday. “Rob Porter was prominently featured in the Special Counsel’s description of President Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice by directing then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire the Special Counsel, and then ordering him to lie about it.”
The committee subpoenaed Porter for testimony, slated for Sept. 17. Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn were also subpoenaed, earlier this month, to provide testimony that same day.
Nadler, D-N.Y., said the committee intends to hold hearings and obtain testimony “as part of its efforts to hold the president accountable” as they move forward with their investigation.
“This will help the Committee determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the President or other Article 1 remedies,” Nadler said Monday. “No one is above the law.”