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U.S. Senate plans to call Paul Manafort to testify
12:24, 13 July 2017
U.S. Senate plans to call Paul Manafort to testify

Judiciary chairman will call Manafort to testify, threatens subpoena

12:24, 13 July 2017

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The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday said he plans to call Paul Manafort, President Trump's former campaign chairman, to testify before his panel, The Hill reported.

Senator Chuck Grassley told reporters he would subpoena Manafort if necessary to ask him about his compliance with the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA), according to the Des Moines Register. 

Manafort retroactively registered as a foreign agent under FARA last month, revealing his firm had worked for a Ukrainian political party between 2012 and 2014.

Related: Why Ukraine considers Manafort to be innocent like a baby

"My motive for bringing him to the committee is because of other involvements with whether or not the Foreign Agent Registration Act has been adequately enforced by this administration and by the Obama administration because I think it’s been lackadaisical enforcement and he would be an example of that lackadaisical enforcement,” Grassley said.

Grassley said he's working closely on the matter with Senator of California Dianne Feinstein from, the ranking Democrat on the committee, and they've "already agreed" that they should bring Manafort in.

Related: Financial statements confirmed that Manafort received $1.2 million from Party of Regions, — AP

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