Se­nate panel eyes is­su­ing sub­poe­nas in Rus­sia probe

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - WASHINGTON REPORT -

The Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee is con­sid­er­ing is­su­ing sub­poe­nas to Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s for­mer cam­paign chair­man and two FBI of­fi­cials close to fired di­rec­tor James Comey as part of the panel’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Rus­sian med­dling in the 2016 elec­tions.

It would be the se­cond time the panel has sub­poe­naed Paul Manafort, Trump’s for­mer cam­paign chair­man. Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee Chair­man Chuck Grass­ley, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Fe­in­stein, D-Calif., sub­poe­naed Manafort in July but re­scinded the sub­poena a day later when he agreed to turn over doc­u­ments and con­tinue ne­go­ti­at­ing about set­ting up an in­ter­view.

Grass­ley in­di­cated Thurs­day that talks over an in­ter­view have since stalled.

It would be the first sub­poe­nas for the two FBI of­fi­cials, Jim Ry­bicki and Carl Ghat­tas, after the Jus­tice Depart­ment re­peated in a let­ter this week that it won’t per­mit the two men to tes­tify.

Paul Manafort

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