House panel authorizes subpoenas for Jared Kushner, Trump officialshttps://www.cnn.com/2019/07/11/politics/jared-kushner-subpoena/index.html
(CNN)The House Judiciary Committee on Thursday broadened its investigation into President Donald Trump and possible obstruction of justice, authorizing subpoenas to a dozen individuals that included the President's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
The committee also authorized subpoenas to current and former Trump administration officials related to the "zero-tolerance" immigration policy that led to the separation last year of migrant families who crossed the southern border illegally.
The vote was approved on party lines, 21-12.
Thursday's dual subpoena authorizations signal the Judiciary Committee is ratcheting up its probes into the Trump administration ahead of the panel's high-profile hearing next week with former special counsel Robert Mueller.
With the 12 subpoenas Thursday, the committee has now authorized subpoenas to 17 individuals in total. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler has issued subpoenas to three of those officials, along with subpoenas to the Justice Department for the full Mueller report and to Mueller himself to compel the special counsel's appearance next week.