Well, this shouldn’t shock anyone, but Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been slapped with a subpoena by House Democrats. It’s part of their ongoing quest to impeach President Trump on some of the most politically motivated evidence (and I use that term lightly) in recent memory. This is all traced back to July phone call Trump has with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, where he allegedly shook the leader down, demanding a corruption probe into Hunter Biden or risk having aid blocked. Well, the transcript of the call was released; there was no quid pro quo. A whistleblower report brought this allegation up, which was based on second-hand accounts; this person did not listen in on the call. The whistleblower is reportedly a CIA agent, a registered Democrat, had worked with a 2020 Democratic candidate, and had another citation for political bias which we don’t know about. That part has been redacted. So, you can see—there’s no reason to be suspicious about this shoddy and secretive effort by Democrats to overturn the results of the 2016 election (via Politico):
House Democrats issued a subpoena to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their ongoing impeachment inquiry.
The subpoena demands a series of documents related to Perry's knowledge of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
NEW subpoena from House Democrats: Rick Perry https://t.co/dsAx2kuC8x— Manu Raju (@mkraju) October 10, 2019
BREAKING: Dems subpoena Energy Secretary Rick PERRY— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) October 10, 2019
BREAKING: House Democrats subpoena Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to Ukrainian state-owned energy company. https://t.co/Crmfl0NVdX— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) October 10, 2019
In last week, H. Dems have sent out 8 subpoenas to Trump admin or related individuals.— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) October 10, 2019
- VP Pence
- Mick Mulvaney
- Gordon Sondland
- Parnas and Fruman
- Rick Perry
Inbox: Chairmen Schiff, Cummings, and Engel have sent a letter conveying a subpoena to Secretary of Energy Rick Perry for key documents by October 18, 2019, as part of the House's impeachment inquiry of President Trump.— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 10, 2019
The fishing expedition just got bigger, with the Trump White House declaring that they wouldn’t cooperate with any aspect of this witch hunt until a full House vote is taken on the matter. In short, Trump told House Speaker Pelosi and her crew to go shove it.