House Dems Subpoena Giuliani For Ukraine Docs

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, IN - NOVEMBER 03: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Mike Braun on November 3, 2018 in Franklin Township, Indiana. Braun is locked in a tight... FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, IN - NOVEMBER 03: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives to campaign for Republican Senate hopeful Mike Braun on November 3, 2018 in Franklin Township, Indiana. Braun is locked in a tight race with incumbent Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 30, 2019 4:02 pm
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House Democrats subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal attorney, on Monday, seeking documents related to his recent endeavors in Ukraine seeking dirt on a Trump political rival.

The subpoena was the latest step taken in the House’s quick-moving impeachment inquiry into efforts by Trump and his allies to pressure Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his family.

The subpoena, issued by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight Committees, seeks documents related to a number of key figures in Giuliani’s efforts, as well as materials related to the withholding of U.S. assistance to Ukraine and records related to Trump’s calls with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

The committee is also looking at Giuliani’s efforts to attack investigations of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and to push the prosecution of Ukrainians who provided evidence against Manafort.

The lawmakers are demanding the documents by Oct. 15.

Additionally, the committees wrote to three Giuliani associates seeking documents and requesting they sit for depositions with the committee next month.

The committees are hoping to depose Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — who have both been described as Giuliani’s fixers in his Ukrainian effort  — on Oct. 10 and Oct. 11, respectively.

They’ve scheduled an Oct 14 deposition for Semyon Kislin, whose ties to Giuliani stretch back into the 1990s.

All three men have until Tuesday to tell the committee whether they’ll be complying voluntarily with the committee’s requests.

The committee has already sought depositions scheduled this week and next week for current and former State Department officials who have been connected to Giuliani’s gambit.

Read the Giuliani subpoena letter and its accompanying list of requested documents.

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