Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents By Multiple House Committees

Posted: Sep 30, 2019 4:20 PM
Rudy Giuliani Subpoenaed for Ukraine Documents By Multiple House Committees

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Multiple House Committees subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal lawyer, for key documents relating to Ukraine as a part of the House's impeachment inquiry into the president.

The Democratic chairmen of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform committees sent the letter to Giuliani on Monday.

The chairmen of the committees include Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Elliot Engel, and Rep. Elijah Cummings.

"Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 15, 2019,” they wrote. 

They wrote Giuliani's admission that he asked the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden was "stark," adding, "you stated more recently that you are in possession of evidence—in the form of text messages, phone records, and other communications—indicating that you were not acting alone and that other Trump Administration officials may have been involved in this scheme."

They have instructed Giuliani to "preserve and produce" any documents and communications between January 20, 2017, to today relating to a whole host of topics, including Hunter Biden, Burisma Holdings, communications with Attorney General William Barr, and any travel to Ukraine. 

The impeachment inquiry is the result of Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, where he mentioned allegations of wrongdoing by Biden and his son, Hunter, when he was on the board of a Ukrainian gas company. 

A whistleblower complaint about the phone call, and accusations of Trump withholding military aid to Ukraine unless they open an investigation, has ignited calls from Democrats to impeach Trump.