Cristina Marcos reported that the Impeachment Inquiry led by House Democrats is “seeking documents related to Trump’s efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden”.
Marcos also also reported that “the House panels [in charge of the impeachment inquiry] have been pursuing the documents for weeks to no avail. They first sent a letter to the White House asking for the documents by Sept. 16, but received no response.”
So the panels had warned that they might be forced to issue a subpoena by the end of this past week if the White House did not comply with the request. According to Marcos,
Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) and the other two committee chairmen leading the impeachment inquiry — Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) — said they had not received any response as of Friday evening.
The White House pushed back on the subpoena Friday night, arguing in a statement that the subpoena “changes nothing – just more document requests, wasted time, and taxpayer dollars that will ultimately show the President did nothing wrong.”
“The Do-Nothing Democrats can continue with their kangaroo court while the President and his Administration will continue to work on behalf of the American people,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham added in the statement.
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