Democrats demand that Mick Mulvaney testify before the House's house investigation on Friday
- The trio of top Democratic chairs wrote a letter to acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney in which he said that he had to come and testify
- The letter tells Mulvaney to sit down this Friday for a statement in a closed door session on Capitol Hill
- Mulvaney is in the focus of the accusation investigation thanks to his noisy news conference in October when he said there was a consideration
- The acting chief of staff later declined his remarks, but Democrats argued that it amounted to a & # 39; a television confession & # 39; why Trump stopped supporting Ukraine
Top Democrats demand that acting staff chief Mick Mulvaney of the White House testify on Friday as part of the House's deposition investigation.
Mulvaney is accused of having & # 39; substantial first-hand knowledge & # 39; of an arrangement to stop $ 400 million in aid to Ukraine, while President Trump urged the new president of the country to investigate Joe Biden, a major political rival, and his son Hunter.
On Tuesday, Chair of the House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee Eliot Engel and Acting Chair of the House Oversight Committee wrote a letter to Mulvaney who told him to appear on Capitol Hill for a statement on November 8.
White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney & # 39; s press conference on October 17 encouraged House Democrats to demand testimony for the investigation of accusation. His statement is scheduled for Friday
Top House Democrats, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, wrote a letter to Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday instructing him to testify before lawmakers behind closed doors on Friday
& # 39; Based on the evidence gathered in the investigation of allegations and public reporting, we believe that you have first-hand substantive knowledge and information relevant to the accusation of the Chamber of accusation, & # 39; said the letter.
& # 39; In particular, the investigation revealed that you may have been directly involved in an attempt by President Trump, his personal agent Rudolph Giuliani and others to hold a coveted White House meeting and nearly $ 400 million in security assistance to pressurize Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to continue investigations that would benefit President Trump's personal political interests and endanger our national security by trying to do this & # 39 ;, it went on.
The letter refers to various news reports and Mulvaney & # 39; s own public recordings as reasons why he should testify.
Mulvaney was in the middle of October New York Times story that then-said National Security Adviser John Bolton against the printing campaign on Ukraine led by Trump & # 39; s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, European Union Amb. Gordon Sondland and Mulvaney.
& # 39; I am not part of any drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are now, & # 39; says Bolton.
House Democrats also try to get Bolton to testify as part of the investigation of allegations.
The trio of House Democratic leaders also pointed to the Mulvaney White House press conference on October 17.
During the testy back and forth with reporters, Mulvaney admitted that the White House supported support for Ukraine to open an investigation.
He played take-backs in the following hours.
& # 39; Despite your later attempts to dispense with this clear recognition, your statements to the American public on October 17 were nothing less than a television confession that explicitly linked President Trump's order to freeze Ukraine's security assistance. was up to Ukraine that continued investigations as part of an effort to strengthen President 2020's re-election campaign & # 39 ;, wrote the democratic legislators Tuesday.
The White House has yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request to comment.
But if history is a guide, the administration has not cooperated.
Mulvaney has already ignored a summons from October 4 from the accusation investigation to transfer documents.
And six White House officials who are scheduled to give deposits on Monday and Tuesday have not turned up.
On Sunday, Trump was asked if he still had faith in Mulvaney, who never acted the & # 39; acting & # 39; from his chief of staff.
& # 39; Well, he works, & # 39; the president replied. & # 39; As long as he is with me, I have faith. & # 39;