House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) issued subpoenas on Tuesday to former White House communications director Hope Hicks and the chief of staff to former White House Counsel Don McGahn, Annie Donaldson. The subpoenas are part of a sprawling congressional investigation; Nadler wants Hicks and Donaldson to answer questions concerning possible obstruction of justice on behalf of President Trump. Donaldson kept very detailed notes of her meetings with McGahn, which were frequently cited in Mueller's report on his investigation, while Hicks was considered to have played a "pivotal role" in the White House, serving as one of the president's most trusted advisers. The subpoenas order them to turn over documents by June 4 and then testify later that month.

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