President Donald Trump’s Department of Defense announced on Tuesday that they would not be complying with a congressional subpoena.
Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Hood made the announcement in a letter Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who chairs the Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), who chairs the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who chairs the Oversight Committee.
The letter said the Pentagon would not comply because the House of Representatives has not taken a vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry.
The announcement was reported shortly after news broke that Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would not immediately take a formal vote authorizing an impeachment inquiry.
NEW… DOD says they recognize “the significance of your request” but will not fork over documents subpoenaed by congress as part of impeachment inquiry “at this time.” pic.twitter.com/GnfjfrSgc7
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) October 15, 2019