House Intel Panel Weighs Subpoena For Twitter Over Trump Jr.'s W - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |


House Intel Panel Weighs Subpoena For Twitter Over Trump Jr.'s Wikileaks Messages

Posted: Updated:

The House Intelligence Committee is weighing whether to subpoena Twitter over the messages between Donald Trump Jr. and WikiLeaks, CBS News' Jeff Pegues has learned.

A source familiar with the House panel's deliberations said members want a "full picture" of the president's son's contacts with the controversial website.

Earlier this week, Trump Jr. released screenshots of what he claimed were all of the Twitter private messages between him and Wikileaks. The top members on the Senate Judiciary Committee said that the documents from Kushner's lawyer failed to include "several documents that are known to exist" concerning September 2016 email communications to Kushner about WikiLeaks. 

Trump Jr. was in direct communication with Wikileaks beginning in September of 2016 within days of then-candidate Trump praising Wikileaks as it released stolen Democratic Party emails and damaging information on Hillary Clinton.

The communications largely consisted of WikiLeaks offering information and advice to Trump Jr., and asking for things ranging from Donald Trump's tax returns to a recommendation for an ambassadorship for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The source, who did not want to be identified discussing the congressional investigation, said in addition to a subpoena for Twitter, there is also now interest in questioning people Trump Jr. spoke with about his contacts with Wikileaks. This could mean adding new names from the president's inner circle to the witness list.

Special Features

Live Traffic

Get the latest road conditions on Green Country roadways.

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

CBS Shows

Watch your favorite CBS shows for free online.


Looking for a website or event you heard mentioned on News On 6? Find it here!

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

Special Coverage

  • Bridge Tracker

    How safe are Oklahoma's bridges? Use Bridge Tracker to find out now.

  • Fallen Heroes

    News On 6 honors our fallen Oklahoma heroes. View our interactive timeline.

  • Murrah Bombing Timeline

    Learn more about the events leading up to and following the bombing.

  • Storm Zone

    Watch tornadoes tear across Oklahoma and learn how to stay safe!

Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.