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Politics Impeachment investigators subpoena Mick Mulvaney

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

Impeachment Probe Eyes Mulvaney’s Office in Early Effort to Hold Up Ukraine Aid

  Impeachment Probe Eyes Mulvaney’s Office in Early Effort to Hold Up Ukraine Aid When the Trump administration first decided to sell Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, officials at the Office of Management and Budget moved to temporarily pause the effort, according to multiple sources briefed on the matter. The unusual move didn’t just foreshadow the huge fight that has the president now facing impeachment. It also caught the eye of Congressional investigators in the impeachment inquiry. This summer, OMB delayed the provision of a second shipment of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine.

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

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. Mulvaney had already signaled he would likely refuse lawmakers’

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.

Aides are counseling Trump not to fire Mulvaney, as acting chief of staff changes course again .
Trump was particularly peeved at his acting chief of staff over a news conference related to aid to Ukraine.Trump has expressed particular anger over Mulvaney’s performance in an Oct. 17 news conference in which Mulvaney stunned White House aides by saying military aid to Ukraine was withheld to pressure its government to launch investigations that could politically benefit Trump, two of the people said. Later, Mulvaney issued a statement saying the media had misconstrued his televised comments and that “there was absolutely no quid pro quo.

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