Jerry Nadler Raises Stakes, Will Subpoena Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, 9 Others

Jerry Nadler just considerably raised the stakes in his very public battle with President Trump.

His committee will vote to subpoena Jared Kushner, Jeff Sessions, and Michael Flynn among other past and present Trump advisors.

No word on whether any of Trump’s children have been subpoenaed or how Trump would react to that subpoena.

Expect Trump to claim executive privilege where he can and others to straight blow off Nadler.

Trump has taken a lot of flak for having Jared Kushner in the White House with many believing he is not qualified.

Many believe that Kushner, a life-long Democrat, is in over his head and will end up hurting Trump politically.

It seems at some point Trump will have to deal with this and either send him back to New York or reduce his role.

From Politico: The House Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s witnesses — including President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, his former deputy Rod Rosenstein, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former chief of staff John Kelly and former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

Each of the witnesses provided crucial testimony to Mueller about Trump’s efforts to thwart the Russia investigation, and the committee’s efforts are certain to meet resistance from a White House that has already blocked testimony from senior aides like former White House Counsel Don McGahn and former longtime adviser Hope Hicks.

The subpoena targets also include two executives of American Media, Inc. — Dylan Howard and David Pecker — who testified about Trump’s alleged hush money payments to a woman who accused him of an extramarital affair before the election. And it includes current and former Trump administration officials Rick Dearborn, Jody Hunt and Rob Porter.

The list also includes Keith Davidson, an attorney who previously represented adult-film actress Stormy Daniels. Trump’s former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen orchestrated a $130,000 payment to Daniels to buy her silence over an alleged affair with Trump. Cohen is serving a three year prison sentence in part for the hush-money payment, which prosecutors said amounted to a campaign finance violation.

Davidson previously said he had asked the committee for a so-called “friendly” subpoena in order to comply with the committee’s demands for documents and testimony.

“As always, I remain open to reaching a reasonable accommodation and will not issue subpoenas if the information we are seeking is voluntarily provided. We will get answers one way or the other,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said in a statement.