The House Intelligence Committee Wednesday issued seven subpoenas as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including one seeking information about former President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice and her activities related to intelligence documents that named members of the Trump campaign.
According to a press release from the committee, subpoenas were also issued to President Trump's one-time national security adviser Mike Flynn and one of his businesses, and to Michael Cohen and one of his businesses. Cohen is Trump's personal attorney.
According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, three of the seven subpoenas are related to reports that members of the Trump team were identified in foreign surveillance reports, and had their names "unmasked."
The Journal's report said the intelligence-related subpoenas "seek information on requests" for the unmasking of names by Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan and Obama United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.
However, the press release from the House Intelligence Committee did not detail or mention subpoenas directed at the intelligence agencies.
"As part of our ongoing investigation into Russian active measures during the 2016 campaign, today we approved subpoenas for several individuals for testimony, personal documents and business records," Rep. Mike Conaway, the Republican in charge of the committee's investigation, and ranking Democrat Adam Schiff said. "We hope and expect that anyone called to testify or provide documents will comply with that request, so that we may gain all the information within the scope of our investigation.
"We will continue to pursue this investigation wherever the facts may lead."http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/susan-rice-target-of-subpoena-fro...