Democrats are moving on with impeachment inquiry over the call made by Trump to Ukrainian counterpart which allegedly sort dirt over a political rival, Joe Biden, for military aid. To proceed with the impeachment inquiry, House Democrats have asked Mike Pompeo, America’s Secretary of State, to provide certain documents connected to Ukraine but the Secretary of State has shown reluctance, warranting a subpoena.
The House Foreign Affairs Committee on Friday subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents relating to the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine, indicating Democrats are wasting no time diving into the formal impeachment inquiry they launched this week.
The subpoena notice, drafted in consultation with the Intelligence and Oversight and Reform committees, accuses Pompeo of refusing to turn over requested information to Congress amid the Democrats’ nascent investigation into Trump’s interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Your continued refusal to provide the requested documents not only prevents our Committees from fully investigating these matters, but impairs Congress’ ability to fulfill its Constitutional responsibilities to protect our national security and the integrity of our democracy,” wrote Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), head of Foreign Affairs; Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), chairman of the Intelligence panel; and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), who leads the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
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