House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine documents


Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump have issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian government.

The House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight Committees announced this in a joint statement on Friday.

Depositions were also scheduled for five other State Department officials including Kurt Volker, Trump’s envoy to Ukraine and U.S Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland.

Others are State Department’s counselor, Ulrich Brechbuhl, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent, who oversees policy for Ukraine and former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

The committees announced the subpoena nearly three weeks after first asking Pompeo for the documents, as well as a July 25 telephone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

The call between both leader and the White House’s decision to withhold $400 million of U.S. military assistance to Ukraine sparked House Democrats to begin impeachment proceeding.

Trump is alleged to have solicited a political favor from Ukraine’s president that could help him get re-elected, lawmakers are investigating concerns that Trump’s actions have jeopardized national security and the integrity of U.S. elections.


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