Jul 19, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House Intel GOP blocks vote to subpoena Trump-Putin interpreter

Devin Nunes addressing reporters

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Intel Committee. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

At a House Intelligence Committee hearing on Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) motioned to subpoena the American interpreter who sat in the room with President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during their one-on-one meeting in Helsinki, but were voted down by committee Republicans, reports ABC News.

The big picture: House Intel has faced criticism for the partisan nature of its investigation and findings regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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