Three Democratic Committee Chairman – Elijah Cummings of the House Oversight Committee; Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee; and Eliot Engel of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – came together on Friday to issue a subpoena against the White House as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry. The Committees sent a letter to Acting Chief of Staff John Mulvaney, demanding documents be provided by October 18th.
“The Committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters,” the letter reads.
According to the Committee leaders, the “White House has refused to engage with – or even respond to – multiple requests for documents from our Committees on a voluntary basis,” something they say constitutes “stonewalling.” . . .
According to the three men, the full House doesn’t need to vote on the inquiry because they adopted the rules, “which provide the Oversight Committee with its own independent oversight and legislative jurisdiction to investigate these matters – including authority to issue subpoenas to the White House.” (Read more from “Impeachment Showdown: Three House Committees Slap White House With Subpoenas” HERE)