FoxNews.com reports that
The Democratic chairs of three House committees subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday for documents related to Ukraine that they say pertain to the impeachment inquiry against President Trump.
The chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees initially requested a laundry list of documents on Sept. 9 and sent a follow-up letter on Monday.
“Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” wrote Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Foreign Affairs chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y.; and Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md.
The chairmen asked for State Department correspondence and documents dating from Jan. 20, 2017, to the present. The documents relate to reports that Trump pressed Ukrainian officials to investigate potential 2020 election rival Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Bidens’ business activity in Ukraine.
The Democratic lawmakers also demanded any copies of the transcript of Trump’s July 25 controversial call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, and a list of State Department officials who might have been involved with the conversation, according to the letter. The chairmen are additionally requesting any State Department records about Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney, and any records that relate to U.S. military aid to Ukraine.
They said Pompeo has until Oct. 4, to comply with the requests.
In a separate letter, the chairmen notified Pompeo that they had scheduled depositions for five State Department officials between Oct. 2 and Oct. 10. Those officials are former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker, Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent, Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland.
All of the officials except Kent are named in a complaint by an intelligence community whistleblower who accused Trump of “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.”
“The failure of any of these department employees to appear for their scheduled depositions shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” the chairmen said.
Trump has called the impeachment probe, which centers on his policy toward Ukraine, “another witch hunt,” and has repeatedly said his call with Zelensky was “perfect.” He has also adamantly denied withholding military aid from the Eastern European country as a condition of a probe of the Bidens.
He pushed back against media reports questioning his call with Ukraine again on Friday, tweeting, “If that perfect phone call with the President of Ukraine Isn’t considered appropriate, then no future President can ever again speak to another foreign leader!”
Zelensky said this week that “nobody pushed me” during his July call with Trump.
A memorandum of the call was made public Wednesday. It shows that while Trump sought an investigation into the Biden family for corruption, the president did not explicitly leverage military aid as had been suggested.
I am 60 years old.
I do not say that to brag.
I say it in order to tell you that I have seen a lot of scary, goofy things in my life…from the murders of John and Bobby Kennedy to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr, just scant miles from the living room where I was watching the Lone Ranger as a 9-year old in Midtown Memphis, Tennessee to the Challenger blowing apart on national TV right after launch to President Bill “Bubba” Clinton getting impeached for kanoodling on the Oval Office rug with a young intern to the Islamic Terrorist Attack on our country on 9-11 to 8 years of a President who tried to make America into something she is not.
I’ve even survived two crazy exes.
But, I digress…
All that being said, I have never…EVER…witnessed a political party so determined to commit political mass seppuku as the Far Left Democratic Party, now being run by a bunch of anti-American lunatic Marxists and Islamists.
Growing up, I can remember representatives of the two parties disagreeing and attempting to outsmart each other up on Capitol Hill in order to pass a piece of legislation, but I do not remember Democrats ever wanting to destroy the future of our Sovereign Nation by taking a successful sitting President out of office so that he could not investigate actual crimes by politicians no longer in office.
I also cannot remember them attacking a President simply because they lost the preceding Presidential Election and are still having a Temper Tantrum over it.
However, boys and girls, that is exactly what we average Americans are seeing play out before us.
As far as the Congressional Subpoenas sent to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents which the House Dems have no right to…I would love for Pompeo to tell Pelosi, Schiff, Nadler, et al, to go take a long walk on a short pier.
Just like the Russian Collusion Fairy Tale did, this current BS kerfluffle is already backfiring on the Democrats, threatening to nail Joe and Hunter Biden for their shenanigans in Chana and Ukraine, instead of their intended target of President Trump.
What will really be telling after they finally decide between Sleepy Joe and Fauxahontas and their Presidential Candidate tours such states as Mississippi and Texas, is the reception that they will receive.
If this “Read to Impeachment” Strategy is still being employed, I predict that the Democratic Candidate will not receive a warm response anywhere but the blue areas of the East and Left Coasts.
Americans want those whom we send to Washington to actually accomplish something to benefit the American People.
Until He Comes,