Friday evening, in an unprecedented move that is sure to escalate the impeachment inquiry, House Democrats issued a subpoena to the White House for documents relating to Trump’s contact with (i.e. extortion of) Ukraine.
The White House was notified in a letter to WH Chief of Staff, Mick Mulvaney, which was prepared by the Committee on Oversight and Reform, which is chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD). The letter was also signed by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the Permanent Select Committee on Impeachment and Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee.
According to USA Today:
‘The subpoena follows two letters in September where members of Congress demanded information about Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, one of the leading Democratic candidates in the 2020 election. In those letters, Democrats asked for all records surrounding Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president and documents about the delay of military aid for the country.’
Citing Trump’s promise to “always cooperate” with congressional investigations, Mulvaney was given a deadline of October 18th to comply with the request for documents.
You can read the full letter to Mulvaney here.
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