Rep. Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday it is “likely” that Democrats will subpoena President Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton even though the Senate is expected to acquit the president.
“I think it’s likely, yes,” the New York Democrat told reporters. “When you have a lawless president, you have to bring that to the fore, you have to spotlight that, you have to protect the Constitution, whatever the political consequences.”
In a yet-unpublished manuscript, Bolton wrote that Trump told him last May to call Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to pave the way for Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, to meet with him to discuss investigations they sought into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the New York Times reported.
The Senate, which will wrap up its trial on two impeachment articles Wednesday, declined to call Bolton or any other witnesses.
Besides Ukraine, Nadler said, Bolton would be asked about a number of other investigations House Democrats began into Trump after they won the majority in the 2018 elections. “We are talking about everything,” Nadler said.
He shrugged off the possible political consequences of continuing to investigate Trump even after he’s acquitted.
“As more and more lawlessness comes out, I presume the public will understand that,” Nadler said.
With Post wires