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Democrats subpoena Pompeo as part of impeachment inquiry

POLITICO logo POLITICO 9/27/2019 By Kyle Cheney

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The House Committee on Foreign Affairs subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents related to President Donald Trump's interactions with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky as part of its impeachment inquiry.

The subpoena, which demands Pompeo provide documents by Oct. 4, was accompanied by a plan to depose five State Department officials, including Ambassador Kurt Volker, who reportedly arranged for Trump's personal lawyer to meet with high-level Ukrainian officials, and Marie Yovanovitch, who was removed as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine by Trump.   

Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. © Drew Angerer/Getty Images Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. "The subpoenaed documents shall be part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the Committees. Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” wrote House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings in a joint letter to Pompeo.

The depositions are set to take place between Oct. 2 and Oct. 10, while Congress is out on a two-week recess.

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