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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:09 PM

Scoop: House committees subpoena Mick Mulvaney

Source: Axios

The House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine issued a subpoena Thursday night for acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify at 9 am on Friday as part of their impeachment inquiry, two sources familiar tell Axios.

Why it matters: Mulvaney is the highest-ranking White House official to be subpoenaed yet, and the midnight-hour move suggests the committees are reaching into the final phase of their private investigation as they prepare to take their inquiry public next week.

The committees first subpoenaed Mulvaney to turn over documents in October, but subpoenaing him to appear for a hearing is a further escalation, and signals the committees are determined to hear him describe firsthand his role in the Ukraine saga.

Background: Several current and former Trump administration officials have told House investigators that Mulvaney carried out Trumpís directive to suspend $400 million in security assistance to Ukraine.

The bottom line: Itís likely that Trump will exert executive privilege over his conversations with Mulvaney and argue that he has absolute immunity from complying with Congressí requests ó as he has done with other White House officials, such as Mulvaney aide Rob Blair and former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman.

Read more: https://www.axios.com/house-committees-subpoena-mick-mulvaney-1cff4400-3cce-4529-a65d-fb75ecd4a883.html

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:28 PM

1. Prediction: No show

He won't show and will be added to Schiff's list of impeachable offenses (contemt of Congress) just like everyone else who was a no-show this week.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 7, 2019, 09:37 PM

2. Quite the list....

of All-Stars, isn't it?

Here's hoping they'll get to form a prison softball team!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:20 AM

3. No problem; he's already confessed on TV.

This is just a way to add him to the list of The Impeachables.

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