House Chairs Threaten White House Subpoena in Impeachment Inquiry - Axios
The chairs of the House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees released a memo and draft subpoena on Wednesday that would compel the White House to turn over documents related to their impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s alleged efforts to push Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden.
“The White House’s flagrant disregard of multiple voluntary requests for documents—combined with stark and urgent warnings from the Inspector General about the gravity of these allegations—have left us with no choice but to issue this subpoena.”
— Chairs Adam Schiff, Elijah Cummings and Eliot Engel
The big picture: The committees are giving the White House until Friday to respond to a voluntary request for documents that was first submitted on Sept. 9. House Democrats are pursuing the impeachment inquiry on a rapid timeline, already having issued subpoenas to Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.