Washington—Today, Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter conveying a subpoena to Rudy Giuliani, the President’s agent, for key documents as a part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
“Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 15, 2019,” the Chairmen wrote.
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.
Giuliani admitted on national television that, while serving as the President’s personal attorney, he asked the government of Ukraine to target former Vice President Joe Biden.
“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 subpoena, which was issued by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence after consultation with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Oversight and Reform, requires Giuliani to produce several categories of documents by October 15, 2019.
The Chairmen also sent separate letters today seeking documents and noticing depositions with three of Giuliani’s business associates on the following dates:
- October 10, 2019: Lev Parnas
- October 11, 2019: Igor Fruman
- October 14, 2019: Semyon “Sam” Kislin
“A growing public record indicates that the President, his agent Rudy Giuliani, and others appear to have pressed the Ukrainian government to pursue two politically-motivated investigations,” the Chairmen wrote. “The Committees have reason to believe that you have information and documents relevant to these matters.”
Click here to read the letter to Parnas.
Click here to read the letter to Fruman.
Click here to read the letter to Kislin.
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