HOUSE OF REPS/RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House Judiciary Committee issued subpoenas on Thursday [8-15-19] compelling President Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, and a former White House aide to testify publicly about actions taken by the president that could constitute obstruction of justice. The summons set up another potentially high-stakes, made-for-TV hearing around the findings of the former special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, when Congress returns next month from its summer recess. Democratic investigators have portrayed this fall as a make-or-break stretch that will determine whether their work ultimately leads to impeachment. Mr. Lewandowski, who has remained a close informal adviser to the president, is viewed by lawmakers as a particularly valuable witness because of his role in an unsuccessful attempt by Mr. Trump in the summer of 2017 to dramatically curtail the special counsel’s investigation of Russian election interference and his campaign. Rick A. Dearborn, the White House aide who also received a subpoena on Thursday, was drafted into that effort by Mr. Lewandowski.”

Nicholas Fandos, “House Panel Subpoenas Corey Lewandowski and Trump Aide in Obstruction Case,” The New York Times online, August 15, 2019