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 TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE’s Russia interpreter. 
 
Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James Sherman#ReleaseTheReport goes viral after Mueller submits report to Justice Dept Dems flock to Pelosi on Trump impeachment Pelosi says impeaching Trump 'just not worth it' 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 KennedyBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements Overnight 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 MORE (D-Mass.), Rep. Bill PascrellWilliam (Bill) James PascrellBooker takes early lead in 2020 endorsements On 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 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