Paul Manafort gets subpoenaed by Senate committee

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A Senate panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election has subpoenaed President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to a report.

The Senate Judiciary Committee issued the subpoena to ensure Manafort would publicly testify on Wednesday about his connections to any foreign governments, the Washington Times reported on Tuesday.

The Republican and Democratic leaders of the panel said Manafort tried to limit his testimony.

“Mr. Manafort, through his attorney, said that he would be willing to provide only a single transcribed interview to Congress, which would not be available to the Judiciary Committee members or staff,” Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chair of the committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the panel, said in a statement.