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House Judiciary authorizes subpoenas for 5 former White House officials

Hope Hicks and Steve Bannon
Hope Hicks and Steve Bannon. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The House Judiciary Committee voted on Wednesday along party lines to authorize subpoenas to obtain documents from 5 former White House officials.

The big picture: The subpoenas are part of the committee's wide-ranging investigation into allegations of obstruction of justice, public corruption and other abuses of power by the Trump administration. As part of the resolution, the committee also authorized a subpoena for Attorney General Bill Barr to turn over special counsel Robert Mueller's full report.

The shuffling deck of White House staff

Blue and red illustrations of current and former top Trump administration officials
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

President Trump's White House has become infamous for its turnover rate, with Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt being the most recent resignation after months of scandal.

Why it matters: The Trump administration has broken records for the most White House departures in a presidency just a year and a half in to taking the oath of office. Meanwhile, juicy leaks, gossip and insider reporting on the administration's internal chaos has become standard. Take a look at the hires and fires since Trump took office.