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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:37 PM

Trump Bars Envoys(Gordon Sondland) Testimony, Escalating Impeachment Fight, House Will Subpoena


By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER
30 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intensified his fight with Congress Tuesday over the Democrats’ impeachment investigation, as the administration blocked a U.S. diplomat from testifying behind closed doors about the president’s dealings with Ukraine. House committee chairmen said they would subpoena the envoy to force him to appear.

Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, was barred from appearing in a closed-door session with three House panels investigating Trump’s entreaties to Ukraine. Text messages released last week revealed conversations between Sondland and two other U.S. diplomats who were acting as intermediaries as the president urged Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family and the 2016 U.S. election.

House intelligence committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sondland’s no-show was “yet additional strong evidence” of obstruction of Congress by Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. That will only strengthen the Democrats’ case as they conduct an impeachment inquiry and consider an eventual impeachment vote, he said.

“By preventing us from hearing from this witness and obtaining these documents, the president and secretary of state are taking actions that prevent us from getting the facts needed to protect the nation’s security,” Schiff said. “For this impeachment inquiry we are determined to find answers.”

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THE LATEST: 3 HOUSE CHAIRMEN SAY THEY’LL SUBPOENA SONDLAND

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on envoy Gordon Sondland’s scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill (all times local):

12:05 p.m.

Three Democratic House chairmen say they will issue a subpoena to U.S. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland after he didn’t show up for a deposition in the Democrats’ impeachment investigation.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings say they consider Sondland’s Tuesday morning no-show “to be obstruction of the impeachment inquiry” into President Donald Trump.

The committees say the State Department told Sondland’s attorneys he could not testify. They say they’ll subpoena the ambassador for his testimony and communications on his personal devices that have not been turned over.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:39 PM

1. There is no impeachment inquiry.

Ergo no subpoenas have been issued.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 12:51 PM

2. Schiff just got slapped down again. The liar is never going to get what he wants.

Every time I see this big eyed asshole on TV he reminds me of a stink bug that just needs stomped on.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:44 PM

4. Every time I see the big eyed asshole, he reminds me of the class snitch

in grammar school that everyone kicked his ass on the playground... and he would go cry to the teacher.

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Response to D26-15 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:48 PM

12. "Snitches get stitches and end up in ditiches."

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:47 PM

5. This is what comes to mind whenever I see him...



Wish I was good with photoshop...

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:07 PM

6. Schiff has a kid raking in the golden gravy train from Ukraine too.

These assholes all need to be raked over the coals and out into the open, Mitt too. The only one involved in this who does not have family raking in the gold from ukraine is Trump.

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:36 PM

7. I sounded the alarm on Ukraine before most could find it on a map. It was godsend that Putin

rescued Crimea as he did.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 01:04 PM

3. ''over the Democrats impeachment investigation''...when did the House vote on holding such a thing?

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Response to quad489 (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:48 PM

9. No vote needed Einstein

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:54 PM

10. So the house vote, before Nixon and Clinton were investigated for impeachment, was not needed...

...good to know for the next time a democrat is in the White House and repubs hold the house.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 05:18 PM

13. It not my fault that you are unable to figure that out.

I dont think we'll be seeing a Republican held anything for a while after this is done.

But your desire to abuse power is noted.

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #13)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:02 PM

14. Sooo

It's not abusing power when the democrats do it only the Republicans

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Response to Breugel (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:06 PM

15. Democrats are doing their jobs, not trying to obstruct like Republicans are.

So which sock are you?

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Response to Sullivan (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:18 PM

16. You replied to this

10. So the house vote, before Nixon and Clinton were investigated for impeachment, was not needed...
...good to know for the next time a democrat is in the White House and repubs hold the house.

And said that would be an abuse of power....

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:46 PM

8. Guilty is as guilty does....

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 03:14 PM

11. Maybe, they haven't yet

Neither this request for Sondland, or the demand letter to Pompeo were a subpoena.

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