House Foreign Affairs Dem Connolly: Trump-Putin Translator ‘Has to Be Heard From’

On Monday’s “CNN Newsroom,” House Foreign Affairs Committee member Gerry Connolly (D-VA) said that he hopes the interpreter from President Trump’s Helsinki meeting with Vladimir Putin is subpoenaed.

Anchor Brooke Baldwin asked, “[W]ill your committee subpoena the interpreter?”

Connolly answered, “I hope so. This is a very grave matter. The fact that we’re asking the question…is the president of the United States a Russian operative is itself extraordinary.”

He continued by stating that getting the truth “is more important than precedent or executive privilege. The only person, besides Putin, who witnessed and was privy to the conversation is Marina Gross, the translator. She has to be heard from, under oath, before our committee.”

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