The minds of three House committees gave Pompeo a week to generate the documents, stating some of State Department officials have immediate knowledge of Trump’s attempts to enlist the Ukraine government’s aid in his national political campaign for reelection.
“The Committees are exploring the degree to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to hinder our 2020 election and from dialing security support offered by Congress to assist Ukraine cancel Russian aggression,” they said.
“The subpoenaed documents will likely be a part of this impeachment question and shared one of the Committees. Your refusal or failure to obey the subpoena will constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment question,” they wrote.
The complaint also refers to the participation of Trump’s private attorney Rudy Giuliani, who worked with several US diplomats to stress Zelensky to assist Trump by exploring Biden.
Biden, the former US vice president is the Democratic Party frontrunner to combat Trump in the next year’s presidential election.
“It is now clear that numerous State Department officials have immediate knowledge of the subject matters of this House’s impeachment question,” that the subpoena said.
The committees also advised Pompeo they intended to depose five State Department officials in the subsequent two weeks.
They include former ambassador to Ukraine Masha Yovanovitch, whom Trump allegedly forced out earlier this season for resisting his or her Giuliani’s attempts to pressure Kyiv to stunt Biden.