Devin Nunes this weekend, from the warm damp embrace of CPAC:
Nunes tells CPAC “everything that Mueller did” should be made public, “every email…everybody that they wiretapped, every warrant that they got, every single thing that Mueller used needs to be made public for all of America to see.”
Per @jessicadean & Casey Riddle
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 1, 2019
The House Judiciary Committee, today:
"Requests to produce material went out to Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Jared Kushner, ex-communications director Hope Hicks, ex-strategist Steve Bannon, Jeff Sessions, Julian Assange, Randy Credico, Paul Erickson, Michael Flynn, and Flynn’s son."https://t.co/1FWUNozW9B
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) March 4, 2019
… The requests are not at this point subpoenas, and some are likely to face vigorous objection from their targets. Some receiving the document requests are attorneys like Don McGahn and Jay Sekulow, the latter of whom Cohen testified was instrumental in misleading Congress on client Trump’s behalf. To mitigate likely objections of executive privilege, the letters sent to witnesses say they may limit the documents they provide the committee to materials already provided to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the Southern District of New York and other judicial or legislative entities.
Some of the targets of the requests give indications of where the myriad congressional investigations into Donald Trump, also pursued by the House intelligence, ways and means and oversight committees, are headed.
Receiving document requests were Alexander Nix, Cambridge Analytica, parent entity the SCL Group, and Trump campaign data expert Brad Parscale. Among the materials sought by investigators are “discussions or attempts to provide or receive election information… with, to or from foreign entities or individuals in connection with the 2016 U.S. presidential primary or general elections.”…
From Blackwater founder and potential Trump diplomatic backchannel Erik Prince, as well as current Prince venture Frontier Services Group, any material about Russia, lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia, “the contents of meetings between President Trump and Vladimir Putin, and any contacts during the campaign or transition “with or regarding the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, or Saudi Arabia.”
From Erickson and the NRA—which is also the subject of at least two Senate inquiries—information on “any loan, financing transaction or investment by the Russian Federation, any Russian national, any Russian business, or any other Russian entity to the Trump Organization, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, or any of their Business Interests.”…
And so many more!
Here's the full list of Trump associates that the House Judiciary Committee has contacted for documents, including AMI's David Pecker, Trump's inaugural committee, Cambridge Analytica and nearly 80 others. https://t.co/0mOX3ytBbI pic.twitter.com/3X4rK0DVrD
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) March 4, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler says tomorrow “we will be issuing document requests to over 60 different people … including Don Jr and Allen Weisselberg” as part of its investigation into obstruction. Asked on ABC if he believes Trump obstructed justice, Nadler said: Yes, I do”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 3, 2019
Names not on the list:
– Ivanka Trump
– John Kelly
– Mike Pence
– Stephen Miller
– Kellyanne Conway
Would like to see all of them in front of some hot lights and cameras.
— Dan MacD (@danmacd) March 4, 2019
“We have to make sure this is not a dictatorship,” Nadler said. Asked if probe is intended to lay groundwork for impeachment, he says on @OutFrontCNN: “It may come to that. It may not.” https://t.co/U6sYwAotZE
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 5, 2019
"Tom ((($)))teyer" what a witty tweet by Gym Jordan. https://t.co/KvMQrXV2ch
— Zeddy (@Zeddary) March 4, 2019
None of the witnesses contacted by House Judiciary today were hit with brand new document requests that haven’t been asked of them before, by either the special counsel, SDNY, or Congress. Mueller and SDNY were aware these requests were going out. https://t.co/HFq36I66wq
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 4, 2019