Here are the 100-plus people Mueller’s probe is investigating

CNN’s Jake Tapper broke some of these details on Thursday’s broadcast. Trump allies are pointing to the number of people who have stepped forward to testify under subpoena, arguing it means they have an…

Here are the 100-plus people Mueller's probe is investigating

CNN’s Jake Tapper broke some of these details on Thursday’s broadcast.

Trump allies are pointing to the number of people who have stepped forward to testify under subpoena, arguing it means they have an ally in the incoming House majority.

They are also pointing to the fact that there are currently eight witnesses who have submitted written testimony, even though a few people have requested to be shielded from possible subpoenas.

That’s led some Republicans to believe that subpoenas could come from a Democratic majority or could be accompanied by the Committee’s majority leader.

There’s no requirement for both those facts, of course, and it could simply be Democrats unwilling to open the floodgates, refusing to move forward until more witnesses come forward.

Regardless, it could be a potential sticking point between Republicans and the Democrats in future negotiations.

Tapper said lawmakers “have 200 people they are investigating, and 200 people they haven’t investigated yet.”

House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, however, says only about 50 people so far have testified before the committee. Some of the people who have been subpoenaed had “voluntary come forward,” he said.

“I don’t believe we will be studying an impeachment. And I think we will spend the balance of our first year getting to the bottom of this mess,” Gowdy said in an interview on “Good Morning America.”

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