US Democrats Subpoena the White House for Documents as part of their Impeachment Inquiry
October 5 , 2019
The chairpersons of the three House of Representatives committees have subpoenaed the White House on Friday for documents that are related to the phone call between the US President Donald Trump and President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskiy on July 25. Reports say the three chairpersons were forced to send the subpoena after the White House didn’t produce the required documents even after they requested the same through a letter on September 9, 2019. The chairpersons (Foreign Affairs Committee’s Rep. Eliot Engel, the Intelligence Committee’s Rep. Adam Schiff, and the Oversight Committee’s Rep. Elijah Cummings) have reportedly asked the White House to produce the requested documents by October 18, 2019 as part of their impeachment inquiry. In a statement, the White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said that "This subpoena changes nothing - just more document requests, wasted time, and taxpayer dollars that will ultimately show the President did nothing wrong."