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GAME ON: Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani subpoenaed by House Intelligence Committee

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The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence subpoenaed Donald Trump defense attorney Rudy Giuliani on Monday, The New York Times reported Monday.

“The subpoenaed documents shall be collected as part of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” the subpoena read, noting the information would be shared with the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Foreign Relations Committee.

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Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City, has been caught up in Trump’s impeachment after his role in the scandal over soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine.

“The new demands of Mr. Giuliani and separate requests sent to three of his associates said to be involved in the Ukraine matter suggest that Democrats are moving quickly to stand up their investigation,” The Times explained. “On Friday, the issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents and demanded that he make five department officials available for depositions.”

“Democrats said they had also sent letters requesting documentary evidence and to schedule depositions in the coming two weeks with three associates of Mr. Giuliani: Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and Semyon Kislin,” the newspaper added.

The subpoena cited one of Giuliani’s television appearances as a “stark admission.”

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Giuliani has until October 15th to produce the documents demanded.

Subpoena letter (screengrab)

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GOP hopes ‘idiot’ Jim Jordan will smear Lt. Col. Vindman in order to save Trump: report

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In a scathing column for the Daily Beast, longtime political columnist Margaret Carlson said the Republican Party are hoping and praying that embattled Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) will somehow successfully smear and disrupt the testimony of key impeachment witness Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman in an effort to derail the impeachment of Donald Trump.

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Trump official stationed in Ukraine set to give new deposition — along with another White House official

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The House impeachment inquiry has scheduled another closed-door depositions from two additional Trump administration officials.

The Democratic majority has set hearings later this week for David Holmes, who works at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, and Mark Sandy, who works in the Office of Management and Budget, reported Axios.

Public hearings begin Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry, when Bill Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, will testify before House investigators.

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WATCH LIVE: House Intelligence committee holds first public Trump impeachment hearing

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On Wednesday morning the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold its first public impeachment hearing looking into allegations that President Donald Trump abused his office by attempting pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation that would benefit the president politically in return for releasing $400 million in much-needed security aid.

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