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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.

Steve Bannon: Kamala Harris and Beto O'Rourke have "best shot" against Trump

In this image, Steve Bannon is speaking into a microphone with a crowd behind him.
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon believes Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and former Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) are the only real Democratic match against President Trump's 2020 re-election bid, per Politico.

Yes, but: Bannon still thinks Trump will win a second term in the 2020 election, as he explained in an interview Friday on CNBC's "Squawk Box." He added that Hillary Clinton will be "waiting for the call" to run in 2020, even though Clinton has made it clear she does not plan to run next year.

Go deeper: Watch the trailer for Steve Bannon documentary "The Brink"