Democrats aim to amend Graham subpoena to include Trump allies

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee will try to amend a subpoena scheduled to get a vote Thursday to include allies and former aides to President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump backs another T stimulus, urges governors to reopen schools Democrats awash with cash in battle for Senate MORE (R-S.C.) has scheduled a vote for Thursday on a wide-ranging subpoena that includes dozens of individuals including high-profile former officials like ex-FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHow conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Bolton book sells 780,000 copies in first week, set to surpass 1M copies printed The Seila Law case: Liberty and political firing MORE and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

But Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinHillicon Valley: Facebook takes down 'boogaloo' network after pressure | Election security measure pulled from Senate bill | FCC officially designating Huawei, ZTE as threats Overnight Defense: Democrats blast Trump handling of Russian bounty intel | Pentagon leaders set for House hearing July 9 | Trump moves forward with plan for Germany drawdown Democrats, voting rights groups pressure Senate to approve mail-in voting resources MORE (Ill.), the No. 2 Senate Democrat and a member of the committee, said that Democrats will try to amend the subpoena.


"We will attempt to amend his subpoena ... to make sure that if we are clearly trying to find the truth in this matter about whether this was an utterly baseless investigation, we believe we should also be calling a few other witnesses," Durbin said.

Among the individuals that Democrats will try to get included in Graham's subpoena are former Trump attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenBarr to testify in House oversight hearing next month Stone received 'favorable treatment' because of relationship with Trump, former prosecutor will testify Nadler to subpoena AG Barr over Berman firing MORE, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHillicon Valley: Facebook civil rights audit finds 'serious setbacks' | Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages | State and local officials beg Congress for more elections funds Facebook takes down Roger Stone-affiliated accounts, pages Roger Stone asks court to delay prison sentence over coronavirus concerns MORE and former Trump campaign adviser Rick GatesRick GatesGOP votes to give Graham broad subpoena power in Obama-era probe Democrats aim to amend Graham subpoena to include Trump allies Former Trump campaign aide asks to finish prison sentence at home, citing coronavirus MORE.

"If we truly wanted to get to the bottom of this and bring all the witnesses into whether this was a baseless claim of Russian collusion with anyone in the United States, certainly we would want the record to be complete," Durbin added.

If Democrats want to change Graham's broad subpoena request they will need at least one GOP senator to side with them.

Under the Judiciary Committee rules, a subpoena can be issued with an agreement with Sen. Dianne FeinsteinDianne Emiel FeinsteinData shows seven Senate Democrats have majority non-white staffs Bottom line Filibuster reform gains steam with Democrats MORE (D-Calif.) or with a majority of the committee. Each of the Republicans on the panel is expected to support Graham's request.

Graham is investigating Hurricane Crossfire, the name for the FBI's investigation into Russian election interference and the Trump campaign, and the court associated with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.