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Politics Lawyer says Trump budget official will testify in impeachment inquiry if subpoenaed

02:50  15 november  2019
02:50  15 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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A career attorney for the Office of Management and Budget plans to testify behind closed doors for the impeachment inquiry should he receive a subpoena , his attorney told CNN on Thursday.

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A career attorney for the Office of Management and Budget plans to testify behind closed doors for the impeachment inquiry should he receive a subpoena, his attorney told CNN on Thursday.

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Mark Sandy, who has worked for the Office of Management and Budget for both Republican and Democratic presidents, is scheduled for testimony on Saturday.

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The budget office has so far declined as an agency to participate in the impeachment inquiry into the Mark Sandy will testify behind closed doors Saturday if subpoenaed . That’s according to his Pelosi told reporters Thursday that while President Donald Trump says his call with Ukraine was

Trump wrote. House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have already heard from numerous witnesses behind closed doors. Rick Gates, a former Trump campaign aide, testified in the trial that he recalled a July 2016 phone call between Stone and Trump , after which Trump said that "more

"If he is subpoenaed he will appear for the deposition," said Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, his attorney.

It would be the first time an official from the agency, which was responsible for releasing the security aid for Ukraine, would testify in the impeachment inquiry after multiple other officials ignored subpoenas. The security aid for Ukraine is at the center of the impeachment probe, as multiple officials have reported the aid was blocked to get Ukraine to take up investigations that would have benefited President Donald Trump's domestic political agenda.

Van Gelder said Sandy has not received a subpoena yet. The common practice so far during the impeachment inquiry has been that the House committees deliver the subpoena on the morning of the day of scheduled testimony.

The Washington Post first reported Sandy was expected to appear.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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The acting ambassador to Ukraine described a phone call in which the president checked on the status of “the investigations.”William B. Taylor Jr., the acting ambassador to Ukraine, told lawmakers that the phone conversation between the president and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in Kyiv was overheard by one of his aides. Afterward, Sondland told the aide that Trump cared more about investigations of former vice president Joe Biden than other issues in Ukraine, Taylor said.

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