Congressman Steve Cohen

Representing the 9th District of Tennessee

Congressman Cohen Votes to Authorize Subpoenas for Obstruction of Justice Witnesses

July 11, 2019
Press Release
Also seeks documents regarding child separation policy and conditions on southwest border

WASHINGTON – Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, today voted to authorize two sets of subpoenas. The first seeks documents regarding the Trump administration child separation policy and conditions on our southwestern border. The second set are subpoenas for President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and nine others who may have been witnesses to the President’s obstruction of justice or abuse of power.  The committee vote was 21-12.

During the debate over issuing the subpoenas, Congressman Cohen made the following statement:

“They are direct witnesses of possibly obstruction of justice.  Therefore, they need to be subpoenaed, they need to be here, and they need to have as much time as possible…. It is so important that we get the best witnesses, the direct evidence…”

See his entire statement here.

Besides Kushner, Sessions and Kelly, the committee has subpoenaed former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn; former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowsky; former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; former Deputy Chief of Staff Rick Dearborn; Assistant Attorney General Jody Hunt; former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter; Keith Davidson, former attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels; National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard; and American Media Inc. CEO David Pecker.