House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Rob Porter
Trump Directed Porter to Tell Don McGahn to Create a False Record
Washington, August 26, 2019
Tags: Russia Investigation
Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) announced the Committee has served a subpoena on former White House staff secretary Rob Porter for testimony on September 17, 2019. Subpoenas were issued this month for Corey Lewandowski and Rick Dearborn to also appear on September 17th. These witnesses were all involved in President Trump’s extensive efforts to obstruct the Special Counsel’s investigation.
Chairman Nadler released the following statement:
“As I’ve said before, any other American would have been prosecuted based on the evidence Special Counsel Mueller uncovered in his report. Rob Porter was prominently featured in the Special Counsel’s description of President Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice by directing then-White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire the Special Counsel, and then ordering him to lie about it.
“The Committee intends to hold hearings and obtain testimony over the coming months as part of its efforts to hold the President accountable as we move forward with our investigation into obstruction, corruption and abuse of power by Trump and his associates. This will help the Committee determine whether to recommend articles of impeachment against the President or other Article 1 remedies. No one is above the law.”
The subpoena is available here.
Rob Porter served as White House staff secretary from January 2017 to February 2018 (Report, Appendix B, B-8).
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