Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan speaks to US President Donald Trump during Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing on hurricane Dorian at FEMA Headquarters in Washington, DC [File: Joshua Roberts/Reuters] [Daylife]

The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief over questions about whether officials were offered pardons by President Donald Trump.

The committee issued the subpoenas on Wednesday, having approved them in July. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler said the subpoenas are part of the panel’s investigation into whether to pursue articles of impeachment against Trump.

“The dangling of pardons by the president to encourage government officials to violate federal law would constitute another reported example of the president’s disregard for the rule of law,” Nadler said

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