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 TrumpTrump admin to announce coronavirus vaccine will be covered under Medicare, Medicaid: report Election officials say they're getting suspicious emails that may be part of malicious attack on voting: report McConnell tees up Trump judicial pick following Supreme Court vote MORE.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamGOP Senate confirms Trump Supreme Court pick to succeed Ginsburg Murkowski predicts Barrett won't overturn Roe v. Wade Biden seeks to close any path for Trump win in race's final days 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 ComeyTrump has list of top intelligence officials he'll fire if he wins reelection: report Trump and advisers considering firing FBI director after election: WaPo Trump remarks put pressure on Barr MORE and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

But Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDemocrats warn GOP will regret Barrett confirmation Democrats brace for nail-biting finish to Senate battle Democratic Senate emerges as possible hurdle for progressives  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 CohenMichael Cohen writing second book on Trump administration's Justice Department Bruce Ohr retires from DOJ Trump again asks Supreme Court to shield tax records MORE, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneTrump grants clemency to five nonviolent offenders Trump remarks put pressure on Barr DOJ veteran says he's quitting over Barr's 'slavish obedience' to Trump MORE and former Trump campaign adviser Rick GatesRick GatesSunday shows preview: Trump COVID-19 diagnosis rocks Washington, 2020 election The Hill's 12:30 Report - Sponsored by The Air Line Pilots Association -Trump enters debate week after NYT obtains his tax returns Trump suggested Ivanka as his 2016 running mate: book 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 FeinsteinMurkowski predicts Barrett won't overturn Roe v. Wade Democrats to boycott committee vote on Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination The Senate should evoke RBG in its confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett 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.