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APsplainin | Democrats Issue Subpoenas to [Defense Secretary Mark Esper] Esper, White House Budget Chief [Russell Vought] (syndicate file, Oxford commas)

The House Intelligence, Oversight and Foreign Affairs committees are investigating Trump's actions pressing Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, [1] potentially interfering in the 2020 election. Trump also [2] withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military assistance to Ukraine.
Democrats say the documents are needed to examine the sequence of events and the reasons behind the White House's decision to withhold aid appropriated by Congress to counter Russian aggression. The aid was later released.
Additional details about the origins of Trump's July 25 call with Zelenskiy emerged over the weekend. Energy Secretary Rick ["tercero amigo"] Perry had encouraged Trump to speak with the Ukrainian leader, but on energy and economic issues, according to spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes. She said Perry's interest in Ukraine is part of U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe.

AP Stylebook: "There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe or Hunter Biden."

Trump signs bipartisan budget and debt deal into law, 2 Aug
"Follow-up legislation would fill in the line-by-line details of agency budgets when the Senate returns in September."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Oct 8th, 2019 at 08:04:23 PM EST
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Energy Secretary Rick Perry subpoenaed in House impeachment inquiry
< wipes tears >
Perry on Thursday was subpoenaed by the three House committees -- Oversight, Intelligence and Foreign Affairs -- leading the investigation into whether Trump abused his power by pushing Ukraine to investigate political rival and former Vice President Joe Biden.

The subpoena demands a number of documents pertaining to Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which the president pushed for a Biden investigation, and Perry's potential role in reinforcing that request during a trip to Ukraine. The committees gave until Oct. 18.
"These reports have also raised significant questions about your efforts to press Ukrainian officials to change the management structure at a Ukrainian state-owned energy company to benefit individuals involved with Rudy Giuliani's push to get Ukrainian officials to interfere in our 2020 election."

Now indict Zelensk(i)y. Do it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 09:58:32 PM EST
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