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House panel votes to authorize subpoena for Acting AG Whitaker
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Judiciary Committee voted along party lines on Thursday to authorize a subpoena to have ready in case Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker fails to show up to a hearing on Friday or declines to answer certain questions.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said that he hopes he wonâ€™t need to issue the subpoena, which was authorized in a vote of 23-13, but that he fears Whitaker could dodge questions about Special Counsel Robert Muellerâ€™s probe or his communications with the White House when he testifies before the panel on Friday.
Reporting by Sarah N. Lynch