Former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks and Ann Donaldson, the former chief of staff for ex-White House Counsel Don McGahn, were issued subpoenas Tuesday to provide documents and testimony to the House Judiciary Committee for its probe into corruption and obstruction by President Donald Trump and his associates.
Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., sent Hicks and Donaldson document requests on March 4, but the requested materials were never furnished.
It is unclear whether Hicks and Donaldson fall into the category of former Trump administration officials who have requested “friendly subpoenas” from Nadler in order to comply with the committee’s document demands.
“We’ve heard from a number of other people who’ve said they would comply if we give them a subpoena ... a friendly subpoena,” Nadler told reporters in March.
A spokesman for Judiciary Committee Democrats did not return a request for comment on the nature of the subpoenas for Hicks and Donaldson or whether they expect compliance.