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 TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamOvernight Energy: Biden reportedly will pledge to halve US emissions by 2030 | Ocasio-Cortez, Markey reintroduce Green New Deal resolution The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP draws line on taxes; nation braces for Chauvin verdict Senate GOP faces post-Trump spending brawl 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 ComeyShowtime developing limited series about Jan. 6 Capitol riot Wray says FBI not systemically racist John Durham's endgame: Don't expect criminal charges MORE and former national security adviser Susan Rice.

But Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinGOP eyes new strategy to derail Biden infrastructure plan White House defends 'aspirational' goal of 62,500 refugees Biden on refugee cap: 'We couldn't do two things at once' 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 CohenTrump Organization adds veteran criminal defense attorney Manhattan DA investigating Trump says he won't seek reelection John Dean: 'Only a matter of how many days' until Trump is indicted MORE, former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneThere was Trump-Russia collusion — and Trump pardoned the colluder On The Money: Moderates' 0B infrastructure bill is a tough sell with Democrats | Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes Justice Dept. sues Trump ally Roger Stone for unpaid taxes MORE and former Trump campaign adviser Rick GatesRick GatesTreasury: Manafort associate passed 'sensitive' campaign data to Russian intelligence Trump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Trump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts 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 FeinsteinLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate Democrats call on Biden to restore oversight of semiautomatic and sniper rifle exports Overnight Defense: Army moves to combat sexual crimes | Eight West Point cadets expelled | Democratic senators want to restrict F-35 sale to UAE 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.