Late-day bombshells erupt as Trump impeachment inquiry gets underway , The first full week of the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump got underway with a rapid-fire succession Washington, the Democratic chairmen of three House committees subpoenaed Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents ,
Related to the president’s request for an investigation by Ukrainian officials into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Reps. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler and Elijah Cummings cited Giuliani’s cable news appearances,
Saying the former New York City mayor “admitted on national television that, while serving as the president’s personal attorney ,
“In addition to this stark admission, you stated more recently that you are in possession of evidence — in the form of text messages Minutes later, at 4:04 p.m., the Wall Street Journal reported that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was among those who listened in on Trump’s July 25 .
Phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that is the basis of the House investigation. The State Department had not disclosed that Pompeo had been on the call with Zelensky. Democrats are also seeking to learn if State Department Counselor Ulrich Brechbuhl was listening in as well. On Friday,
Democrats subpoenaed Pompeo for documents related to the administration’s dealings with Ukraine.Thirteen minutes after the Wall Street Journal’s story on Pompeo was published, the New York Times reported that Trump sought additional foreign help with his political troubles. In a recent phone call with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the Times reported,
It wasn’t clear how Trump would benefit from reopening questions about the Mueller investigation Attorney General William Barr also sought foreign assistance in building a case to discredit the Mueller report .