If you’re not aware, Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort have been asked to appear in front of the Senate Judiciary committee in response to the meeting they took with Kremlin-connected Russians back in June of 2016. And considering all three men played key roles in the Donald Trump campaign, and two have roles in the Trump administration, with Don Jr. still playing surrogate on news shows, this is a very, very big deal.
And now, the three men have no chance at getting out of appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
According to The Washington Post:
“The Senate Judiciary Committee has preapproved subpoenas to force former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and the president’s son Donald Trump Jr. to appear before the panel if they do not accept by Friday evening an invitation to appear next week.”
“Committee chairman Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Manafort, Trump Jr. and a third invited witness, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson, have until Friday night to accept the invitation to testify in a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday. If they do not accept, Grassley said, subpoenas would be issued “almost immediately.”
“We’ve already authorized” the orders, Grassley said, explaining that the committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), had also signed off on the orders in advance. “She and I don’t have to take any action — it’s already been taken.””
Well, shoot. They’re pretty damn screwed, aren’t they? Because if you testify in front of the Senate, you’re required to swear an oath, to tell the truth. If you don’t tell the truth, and most especially if you get caught not telling the truth, that’s perjury and they will be looking at jail time.
These upcoming weeks and months are certainly going to be very, very interesting as far as the fate of Donald Trump in office and those closest to him.
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