Former Trump Campaign Chairman Subpoenaed to Appear Before Senate Judiciary Committee

FILE - In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as Rick Gates listens at back left. Emails obtained by The Associated Press shed new light on the activities of a firm run by Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. They show it directly orchestrated a covert Washington lobbying operation on behalf of Ukraine’s ruling political party, attempting to sway American public opinion in favor of the country’s pro-Russian government. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

We knew this was coming.

Paul Manafort, the former chairman for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, has been subpoenaed to appear before the Senate Judicial Committee.

From the Washington Times:

Committee Chairman Charles E. Grassley, a Republican, and ranking Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein said they were fed up with delays and restrictions Mr. Manafort was trying to impose on their investigation, so they will compel him to appear.

“Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff,” the two senators said. “While the Judiciary Committee was willing to cooperate on equal terms with any other committee to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request, ultimately that was not possible.”

Those issues the committee are looking into involve Manafort’s work lobbying for foreign governments, and of course, what he knows about any possible attempts by the Russian government to interfere in the 2016 election.

Manafort is scheduled to appear on Wednesday.