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Pelosi Calls for Trump-Period Attorneys Common Testify on Subpoenas

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded that Trump-era officials testify under oath about the Justice Department’s effort to secretly subpoena data from House Democrats and the news media.

Former attorneys general Bill Barr and Jeff Sessions, along with Rod Rosenstein, a former deputy attorney general, must answer to questions about subpoenas that were issued to at least two Democrats tied to the House Intelligence Committee, Pelosi said.

Those subpoenas, as well as others targeting reporters at major news organizations, have been described as an attempt to track down leaks about former President Donald Trump’s inner circle and Russia.

“The Justice Department has been rogue under President Trump,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday. “This is just another manifestation of their rogue activity.”

Pelosi said the DOJ under Trump “goes even beyond Richard Nixon. Richard Nixon had an enemies list. This is about undermining the rule of law.”

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