Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that Pompeo was obstructing Congress.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 1, 2019
House Democrats accelerated their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine’s president, issuing a subpoena that seeks documents from his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has until Thursday to turn over documents subpoenaed by three House committees. The Wall Street Journal reported that Pompeo listened to Trump’s phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Pompeo Rejects Panel’s Deposition Request (10:44 a.m.)
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo rejected a House committee’s plan to take testimony starting Wednesday from several State Department officials. He said the proposed dates were “not feasible,” in a letter to Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel.
Pompeo also said on Twitter that he’s “concerned” about portions of the request for information from the State Department and its employees. He said the committee appears to trying to “intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State,” Pompeo said.
Pompeo, who is currently traveling in Italy, will face considerable congressional scrutiny over Ukraine, now that it’s known he heard the Trump-Zelenskiy exchange on July 25. Pompeo brushed off the whistle-blower’s complaint at a news briefing on Friday in New York, saying he hadn’t read the document.
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) October 1, 2019
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) October 1, 2019
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) September 30, 2019
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