Democrats issued an ultimatum to publish documents until October 18. The opposition Democrats increase the Pressure on President Donald Trump to release the documents related to Zelensky.
The chairmen of the three investigating committees called on the White House to issue documents under penalty of punishment. “We deeply regret that President Trump has brought us and the nation into this situation, Trump’s actions left us no choice but to remit this summons”, said the statement issued by the committee chairmen Elijah Cummings, Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel on Friday evening.
“We deeply regret that President Trump has brought us and the nation into this situation, Trump’s actions left us no choice but to remit the summons” – Democrats
Accordingly, the committee chairmen sent a letter to the chief of staff of the White House, Mick Mulvaney, and asked him to hand over the documents. They accused the president of having taken the path of disrespect, obstruction and cover-up. Previously, they had already asked Vice President Mike Pence to hand over documents.
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“This subpoena does not change anything”
At the center of the affair is a phone call Trumps with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which he told his counterpart to investigate his domestic rival Joe Biden encouraged.
The Democrats also want to know who Trump’s conversation still belonged to. “This subpoena does not change anything, just more document inquiries, wasted time, and taxpayer dollars that will eventually show that the president did nothing wrong”, said White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.
A whistleblower had drawn attention to the Republican President’s talk, which has been used by the Democrats as an opportunity to examine an impeachment trial.
Trump accuses Biden of obstructing investigations into a Ukrainian company with ties to his son Hunter. Evidence remained Trump guilty. According to polls, Joe Biden is one of the favorites in the Democratic presidential race.