Donald Trump, Jr. will receive the first subpoena newly empowered House Democrats issue as they investigate potential cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election, The Washington Examiner reported on Thursday.
Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., a key member of the House Intelligence Committee, asked Tuesday night about whom would be served first by the panel as it reopens the investigation, said, “Donald Trump Jr.”
The report issued while Republicans controlled the committee was long held as suspect by panel Democrats, who will now probe the matter under Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Trump, Jr. is one witness the Democrats believe might have been less than honest in his private testimony, which involved the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya in 2016.
“There are a number of persons that testified before the committee that I feel were not telling the truth,” said Speier, addressing the Women’s National Democratic Club in Washington.
"Those documents were never subpoenaed by the Republicans and so they were able to just produce a whitewashed report that probably was written by someone on the presidential staff. I think it was truly a disturbing series of events over the last two years," she said.
“I think in short order we’re going to see all of the dots connected in a way that shows that there were people that were treasonous, there were people that were clearly conspiring to affect the election with the Russians, and it will go down in history as one of the real black eyes in our country,” she said.