Friday evening the the White House was delivered its first subpoena from the House Democrats concerning the president’s communication with Ukraine.
Mick Mulvaney, Trump’s chief of staff received a letter from Foreign Affairs and Intelligence committees sends a warning shot, should the White House not submit to the request: “Your failure to refusal to comply with the subpoena, including at the direction or behest of the President or others at the White House, shall constitute evidence of inference against you and the President.”
Kurt Volker resigned his post he was the special envoy to the Ukraine and the first State Department worker to be deposed. On Thursday Congress met with Volker for nine hours behind closed doors.
Micheal Atkinson who received the whistleblower complaint believed it was credible and time sensitive after studying it for two weeks. Atkinson is the inspector general of the intelligence community, testified on Friday during another private meeting.
Democrat House lawmakers released text messages between Volker and U.S. diplomats after Volker’s deposition. Some messages show what is deemed Trump would send military aid, he also agreed to have a White House meeting with Zelensky in turn the investigation into Biden would be set in motion.
One text message Volker sent to his Ukrainian counterpart said this: “Assuming President Z [Zelensky] convinces Trump he will investigate/get to the bottom of what happened in 2016, we will nail down a date for visit to Washington Good luck!”
A Trump phone call with China’s leader President Xi on June 18 has come to light as well.
Watch here as Trump speaks about the current situation he and the White House are dealing with.
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