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House Democrats to subpoena Rudy Giuliani in impeachment inquiry
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House Democrats to subpoena Rudy Giuliani in impeachment inquiry

The House of Representatives on Monday announced in a letter that they are issuing a subpoena to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to Ukraine as part of the House impeachment inquiry.

The documents will be used in the inquiry to determine the extent to which Trump jeopardized national security in his phone call with the Ukrainian president, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters.

In the letter, the committee chairmen referenced public record, including Giuliani’s own statements, indicating that the president and Giuliani appear to have pressed the Ukrainian government to prosecute Ukrainians who provided evidence against Trump’s convicted campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and to target former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden.

The subpoenaed documents are due by October 15, 2019. Failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena, including at the direction or behest of the president or the White House, shall amount to obstruction and may be used as an adverse inference against Giuliani and the president.