Impeachment saga: Trump wonвЂ™t send EU envoy to stand before вЂ?totally compromised KANGAROO COURTвЂ™ but Dems file subpoena
The Trump administration wouldnвЂ™t allow Gordon Sondland, a key figure in the DemocratsвЂ™ impeachment drive, to testify before the House's "kangaroo courtвЂќ вЂ” but the committee chairmen leading the efforts have issued a subpoena.
Democrat-led committees in the US House, which are in the process of collecting evidence to argue the impeachment case against Donald Trump, wanted to hear the testimony of Gordon Sondland, Washington’s ambassador to the EU. His scheduled appearance, however, was blocked by the White House.
I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where RepublicanвЂ™s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
Trump “would love” to send Ambassador Sondland, who he has called a really nice guy, to testify, but it would hardly yield any results, according to the president.
He [Sondland] would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public to see.
The White House followed up its refusal to cooperate with a lengthy letter explaining the decision, which argues the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry lacks legitimacy because it was never authorized by a full House vote, as occurred during the impeachment proceedings of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton.
Congressional Democrats have flouted the Constitution and all past bipartisan precedent under the guise of an "impeachment inquiry."— The White House (@WhiteHouse) October 8, 2019
Full response from the White House: https://t.co/0kC4yFeghg
Later on Tuesday, the chairmen said in a statement that they consider the White House's “interference” to be “obstruction of the impeachment inquiry” and issued a subpoena for Sondland's testimony and documents, making good on earlier threats to do so.
Sondland was one of several US officials whose messages were released by the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight Committees in an attempt to prove that President Trump pressured Ukraine in order to gain an advantage in the 2020 presidential election.
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Trump cited one message in which the diplomat tells William Taylor Jr, the US ambassador in Ukraine, that Trump was “crystal clear: no quid pro quo’s of any kind.”
“That says it ALL!” the US leader said.
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