Federal prosecutors in Washington, D.C., issued subpoenas demanding information from the wife of a top congressional ally of President Trump as part of a federal investigation of an unnamed person, according to two sources close to the matter.
The subpoenas, which have been the subject of speculation for months, were issued in mid-October. They did not identify a target of the investigation, but sources close to the White House and Trey Gowdy, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which subpoenaed the documents, said it was either House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes or Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., a Trump ally and one of the House’s most outspoken supporters on health care issues.
The two sides differ on whether that means Nunes is under investigation or Collins. Gowdy’s subpoena calls for the documents to be produced by Dec. 17.
The existence of the subpoenas was first reported by The New York Times, which said that they have the backing of the special counsel, Robert Mueller.
Though Republican leaders in Congress have called for committee members, staff and witnesses to cooperate with the inquiry, Gowdy told The New York Times “it’s very clear that Mr. Mueller has folks looking into this.”