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Politics Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney

05:20  08 november  2019
05:20  08 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

Mulvaney was left in the dark on al-Baghdadi operation

  Mulvaney was left in the dark on al-Baghdadi operation President Donald Trump's acting chief of staff first learned of the raid when it was already underway, raising questions about his status in the White House.Mulvaney was at home in South Carolina when President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Saturday night that "Something very big has just happened!" He was briefed on the raid that night, officials said.

WASHINGTON — House impeachment investigators on Tuesday called on Mick Mulvaney , the White House’s acting chief of staff, to testify this Mr. Mulvaney , who has remained defiant throughout the inquiry, is unlikely to cooperate with House investigators . He ignored a subpoena issued last

WASHINGTON — Impeachment investigators on Tuesday asked President Trump’s acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney , to appear for a deposition this week as part of its inquiry into the president’s dealings with Ukraine.

House impeachment investigators have subpoenaed acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, demanding that he testify about his knowledge of President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid to Ukraine.

Mick Mulvaney wearing a suit and tie: Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. © Win McNamee/Getty Images Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney had already signaled he would likely refuse lawmakers’ demands to testify, and the White House has issued a blanket order against cooperating with the impeachment probe.

But Mulvaney’s Oct. 17 news conference in which he said Trump withheld aid in part to get Ukraine to initiate investigations against his political rivals — a comment he later walked back — has fueled Democrats’ impeachment push.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

Kent, Taylor say they're not 'Never Trumpers' after Trump twitter offensive .
Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a top State Department official, denied during Wednesday's first public impeachment hearing that they are "never Trumpers."Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) asked Kent and Taylor if they identify as "never Trumpers," a label the president assigned them on Twitter ahead of the hearing."Just about an hour before the two of you sat down to testify today the president tweeted multiple times about this hearing, and he put in all caps 'NEVER TRUMPERS.' Mr. Kent are you a 'Never Trumper?'" Swallwell asked.

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