The Senate Judiciary Committee has formally issued a subpoena to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to compel him to testify at a public hearing on Wednesday.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee, said that the subpoena was issued on Monday night, and that it will compel Manafort to talk with the committee about both enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act and “attempts to influence U.S. election.”
The senators said that the decision to subpoena Manafort came only after talks broke down between the committee and the former Trump campaign chairman over a deal that would have let him “cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing.”
According to the Senators, Manafort would only agree to provide a single transcribed meeting to Congress that would not have been “available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff.”
Read the full statement below.