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Commissions send letters to Pentagon, OMB on impeachment inquiry of Trump

WASHINGTON, Three US parliamentary commissions on Monday sent two letters to Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Mark Esper and another letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought conveying subpoenas for key documents as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, sent a letter to Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Mark Esper and a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting Director Russell Vought conveying subpoenas for key documents as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the three committees said in a joint statement.

“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,” it added.

The committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with the 2020 election and by withholding military assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, it noted.

“The enclosed subpoena demands documents that are necessary for the Committees to examine this sequence of these events and the reasons behind the White House’s decision to withhold critical military assistance to Ukraine,” it concluded.

Source: Kuwait News Agency