House Panel Approves Subpoenas For 12 Current, Former Trump Officials

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House Panel Approves Subpoenas For 12 Current, Former Trump Officials
The House Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena 12 people in its investigation into possible obstruction and corruption in the Trump White House.
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The House Judiciary Committee voted to subpoena a dozen people Thursday as part of its investigation into potential obstruction and corruption in the Trump White House.

The committee wants documents and testimony from 12 people, including Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, Rod Rosenstein and John Kelly. 

The subpoenas haven't been issued just yet. The timing of that is up to Chairman Jerry Nadler, who's said he'll hold off if the witnesses work with the committee to comply voluntarily. 

But thus far, lawmakers have struggled to get cooperation from current and former Trump administration officials. For example, former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a congressional subpoena in May, and Attorney General William Barr violated a subpoena when he refused to turn over the unredacted Mueller report. 

The committee had some success getting answers from Hope Hicks and Annie Donaldson, but White House lawyers prevented the women from answering hundreds of the committee's questions.