The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani for any documents relating to Ukraine as part of their impeachment inquiry. House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff wrote a joint letter along with House Oversight Committee chair Elijah Cummings and Foreign Affairs chair Eliot Engel ordering Giuliani to turn over all "text messages, phone records, and other communications" in relation to his efforts to have the Ukrainian government investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
"Our inquiry includes an investigation of credible allegations that you acted as an agent of the President in a scheme to advance his personal political interests by abusing the power of the Office of the President. A growing public record, including your own statements, indicates that the President, you, and others appear to have pressed the Ukrainian government to pursue two politically motivated investigations," they wrote.
Schiff says the House is moving quickly in its investigation into whether President Trump committed an impeachable offense when he asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the Bidens for alleged corruption during a phone call in July. Democrats have accused Trump of using $400 million in foreign aid as leverage to get the Ukrainian government to investigate his possible opponent in the 2020 presidential election.
Last week Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who according to the Wall Street Journal, listened in on the call between Trump and Zelensky, was asked to turn over documents connected to the Ukraine matter. The House Intelligence Committee is planning to hold closed-door meetings with State Department officials who have knowledge of the phone call and how it was handled by White House officials.
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