On Thursday, the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday expanded its investigation into Donald Trump and obstruction of justice by authorizing subpoenas to 12 officials, including the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former top National Enquirer executives David Pecker and Dylan Howard.
David Pecker served as American Media's CEO, and Dylan Howard as its CCO.
Here's the list of the names the Judiciary Committee has voted to authorize subpoenas for:
1 Rick Dearborn
2 Michael Flynn
3 Jody Hunt
4 Jared Kushner
5 John Kelly
6 Corey Lewandowski
7 Rob Porter
8 Rod Rosenstein
9 Jeff Sessions
10 Keith Davidson
11 Dylan Howard
12 David Pecker
It's official: National Enquirer bosses David Pecker and Dylan Howard have been subpoenaed… https://t.co/9yCZhHeWoi
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 11, 2019
House Judiciary approves subpoenas for 12 key witnesses, including AMI executives David Pecker and Dylan Howard https://t.co/JwNfaQFrPn
— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) July 11, 2019
Here's Trump's response:
….conflicted and compromised Mueller again. He said he was "done" after his last 9 minute speech, and that he had nothing more to say outside of the No Collusion, No Obstruction, Report. Enough already, go back to work! I won, unanimously, the big Emoluments case yesterday!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
From Politico's coverage of the Thursday House vote:
On a party-line vote, the committee empowered Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) to issue subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials who were central figures in former special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation of Russian contacts with the Trump campaign.
The subpoena list also includes Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, in addition to some of Mueller's key witnesses: former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter.
The panel also authorized subpoenas for executives of American Media Inc., which was involved in hush-money payments to women who alleged that they had affairs with Trump. Nadler has not indicated when or whether he'll issue the subpoenas.
"We will not rest until we obtain their testimony and documents so this committee and Congress can do the work that the Constitution and the American people expect of us," Nadler said.