The Washington Free Beacon: During yesterday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on the Chinese threat to American national security, Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) introduced a motion to subpoena the Trump-Putin interpreter. House Republicans blocked his request. Chairman Devin Nunes (R., Calif.) initially refused to recognize the motion, requesting several times for him to deliver his opening statement.
Excerpt from The Washington Free Beacon:
“This is an extraordinary remedy, I realize, but then it’s extraordinary for the President of the United States to ask all of his senior staff essentials to leave the room and have a conversation with an adversary,” Schiff, the committee’s ranking member, said before calling for a vote to subpoena the interpreter to testify.
“I regret that we have to request this in today’s meeting. We requested a business meeting next week, but that request has been declined. This may be our last opportunity before we go into an extended recess to vote to subpoena the interpreter and find out if there are any other national security problems that arose from this meeting,” he added.