Democrats ready to unleash a series of subpoenas on Trump government officials involved in the whistleblower complaint in the first act of their investigation
- House Intel chairman Adam Schiff says that subpoena will go to persons cited in a whistleblower complaint against Donald Trump
- Schiff told CNN that he and other committee chairmen will make statements and testimonies if necessary and that the hearings will start next week
- He works together with Rep. Eliot Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, chairman of the Oversight Committee
- House is in the break next week, but the committees continue to investigate Trump and the whistleblower complaint
- Subpoenas can be delivered to anyone referred to in the complaint
- That includes two American ambassadors and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani
House Democrats are preparing to bring down subpoenas for Trump officials who are cited in a whistleblower complaint if they refuse to testify at the request of committee chairmen about Donald Trump's appeal to the President of Ukraine.
Rep. Eliot Engel, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Chairman of the Oversight Committee, and Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Intelligence Committee, says they are requesting testimony from this whistleblower and others referred to in the blower's whistle for their investigation into investigation and accusation.
Schiff revealed on Friday that the presidents are planning to call their first witnesses next week.
"We are working on potential hearings, possible statements, I expect summonses to go. We will move as soon as possible, but we need to see which witnesses will make themselves available and which witnesses require coercion," Schiff told CNN.
House Democrats are preparing to bring down the summons of Trump government officials, quoted in a whistleblower complaint, if they refuse to testify at the request of committee chairmen about Donald Trump's appeal to the President of Ukraine
The democrat whose committee takes the lead in investigating the whistleblower complaint and the accompanying call did not say which persons would be summoned or forced to testify first.
But the complaint claims that Ulrich Brechbuhl, a deputy to Mike Pompeo at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was calling the president, making him an important target.
It also mentions the personal attorney's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and the Attorney General William Barr of the United States as central figures in the conversation.
Other named officials of the Trump administration are Kurt Volker, the US special representative for Ukraine, and Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union.
Giuliani suggested Friday that he will soon be called to testify.
# Shouldn't House Dems name someone named Biden for me? I'm the messenger. Are you only a whistleblower if you claim, even wrongly or wrongly, misconduct about a Repub? What if it concerns a Dem who sells the VP office. Do you see a problem? Where's the Senate or FBI? & # 39; he said.
Trump has claimed that the person who emerged is technically not a whistleblower and does not qualify for federal protection. He furiously claimed Thursday that the source of the whistleblower had betrayed.
& # 39; I want to know who the person is, who is the person who gave the whistleblower the information? & # 39; he told diplomats in New York in leaked comments. & # 39; Because that is close to a spy. & # 39;
In the Thursday statement, the committee chairmen warned Trump not to interfere.
& # 39; President Trump is fully aware that our committees are requesting testimony from this whistleblower and others referred to in the whistleblower's complaint released today as part of the investigation of allegations of the House, and the laws of our nation forbid efforts to discourage, intimidate, or otherwise force a witness to testify to Congress & # 39 ;, they wrote.
They said that everyone & # 39; with knowledge relevant to the investigation of the committees & # 39; cannot be subject to retaliation.
& # 39; Today's remarks represent a reprehensible harassment of witnesses and an attempt to obstruct the investigation of allegations made by Congress, & # 39; they said. & # 39; Threats of violence from the leader of our country have a hair-raising effect on the entire whistleblower process, with serious implications for our democracy and national security. & # 39;
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