Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry

Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats have subpoenaed US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his interactions with Ukrainian officials.

The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform panels announced the subpoena on Monday as they examine Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family. Giuliani assisted in that effort.

The chairmen of the panels said Giuliani had said on national television that he asked the government of Ukraine to “target” Biden, who is vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. 

In addition to this stark admission, you stated more recently that you are in possession of evidence – in the form of text messages, phone records, and other communications – indicating that you were not acting alone and that other Trump Administration officials may have been involved in this scheme,” the chairmen wrote to Giuliani.

The Democrats have also requested information from three of Giuliani’s associates.

The chairmen said in a statement that Giuliani has until October 15 to produce the documents. 

The committees are investigating the matter, which was a subject of a whistle-blower’s complaint, as part of an impeachment inquiry against Trump.

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