Top Dem lawmaker pushing committee for closed-door debrief with Trump’s interpreter

 
A senior Democratic lawmaker intends to ask the House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman to hold a closed-door debriefing with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate GOP budget ignores Trump, cuts defense Trump says he'll nominate Stephen Moore to Fed White House: ISIS territory in Syria has been 100 percent eliminated MORE’s Russia interpreter. 
 
Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanDems flock to Pelosi on Trump impeachment Pelosi says impeaching Trump 'just not worth it' Tlaib to offer impeachment articles against Trump by end of month MORE (D-Calif.) joins other Democrats in pressing for information from the interpreter who participated in a two hour private meeting between Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 
 
Sherman, the ranking member on the Asia & the Pacific Foreign Affairs Subcommittee, told Hill.TV that he hasn’t spoken to Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed RoyceEdward (Ed) Randall RoyceFormer GOP chairman Royce joins lobbying shop Lawmakers propose banning shark fin trade Bottom Line MORE (R-Calif.) about scheduling a debrief, “but I will.” 
 
Several Democrats, including Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyOvernight Defense: Top Marine warns border deployment could hurt readiness | McSally aims for sexual assault reforms in defense bill | House to vote on measure opposing transgender ban | New warning over F-35 sale to Turkey House to vote on measure opposing transgender military ban Overnight Health Care — Presented by PCMA — Dems push Pelosi on bill allowing federal funding of abortion | Key Republican says Dems left him out of drug pricing talks | Court upholds Ohio law to defund Planned Parenthood | Trump taps acting FDA chief MORE (D-Mass.), Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellOn The Money: Liberal groups pressure Dems over Trump's tax returns | Top Trump economist says tax cuts powering economy | Trump Jr. slams Theresa May over Brexit delay | Watchdog warns of 'rosy' assumptions in Trump budget Liberal groups step up pressure on Dems to request Trump's tax returns Lawmakers contemplate a tough political sell: Raising their pay MORE (D-N.J.) and Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenSenate Dems petition Saudi king to release dissidents, US citizen Senators offer bipartisan bill to fix 'retail glitch' in GOP tax law Overnight Energy: EPA moves to raise ethanol levels in gasoline | Dems look to counter White House climate council | Zinke cleared of allegations tied to special election MORE (D-N.H.), have called for hearings with the interpreter to get a debrief of what happened between the two world leaders on Monday in Helsinki. 
 
“I think it should be the Foreign Affairs Committee … in closed session,” Sherman told Hill.TV when asked if Trump’s translator should testify on Capitol Hill. 
 
- Molly K. Hooper