Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed Congressman Adam Schiff’s latest impeachment push over the weekend; saying the leading Democrat should be “embarrassed” by his “Kangaroo Court.”
“My view is that each of us has a solemn responsibility to defend the Constitution… I only wish that this was a process that merited such a response. We have officers going up there to testify about security-related matters without State Department lawyers in the room,” Pompeo told ABC News.
“Adam Schiff ought to be embarrassed by the Kangaroo Court that he’s running,” he added.
POMPEO: “Adam Schiff ought to be embarrassed by the Kangaroo Court that he’s running”
Schiff should have been removed when it came out that he was communicating with the Whistleblower and LIED about it.
He NEEDS to Tesitify Under Oath
What is he hiding?pic.twitter.com/cMywferYmn
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 20, 2019
All nine Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee sent an official letter to Chair Adam Schiff Friday; slamming his “highly irregular” impeachment investigation.
“The highly irregular manner in which you are conducting your so-called ‘Impeachment Inquiry’ gravely concerns us, as does the fact that you have decreed this matter to be under HPSCI’s jurisdiction despite it lacking any clear intelligence component,” states the letter.
HPSCI refers to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
“Further, given that you have recently acknowledged that the Committee no longer needs to receive testimony from the whistleblower, your “impeachment inquiry” lacks any relationship with the jurisdiction of this Committee,” adds the statement.
All nine Republicans on House Intel Committee send letter to Chairman Schiff accusing him of 'withholding the existence of…documents from the minority.' List 21 letters. Also slam 'highly irregular manner' of impeachment investigation. pic.twitter.com/F9K3SHNj4q
— Byron York (@ByronYork) October 18, 2019
“We expect you to rectify these concerns and begin planning intelligence-related committee events starting next week,” it concludes.
The letter was signed by Representatives Nunes, Conaway, Turner, Wenstrup, Stewart, Crawford, Stefanik, Hurd, and Ratcliffe.
BREAKING NOW: House Democrats Subpoena Mike Pompeo in Latest Impeachment Push
Democrats in the House of Representatives issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday; demanding he hand-over documents to the Foreign Affairs Committee regarding President Trump’s personal phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“The subpoena, which demands Pompeo provide documents by Oct. 4, was accompanied by a plan to depose five State Department officials, including Ambassador Kurt Volker, who reportedly arranged for Trump’s personal lawyer to meet with high-level Ukrainian officials, and Marie Yovanovitch, who was removed as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine by Trump,” reports Politico.
In impeachment inquiry, House panels subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine-related documents, hint at obstruction charge if he refuses https://t.co/IjC6DVvQI9
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 27, 2019
“The subpoenaed documents shall be part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the Committees. Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” said a written statement from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.
Three House committees subpoena U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents over Trump administration's dealing with Ukraine pic.twitter.com/pKf6zj3KTW
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 27, 2019
DEMS DIG IN: House Democrats to Subpoena Trump Administration for Details on Ukraine
House Democrats escalated their inquiry into the Trump administration this week; unveiling their plans to subpoena additional documents from the White House regarding the President’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“The White House’s flagrant disregard of multiple voluntary requests for documents—combined with stark and urgent warnings from the Inspector General about the gravity of these allegations—have left us with no choice but to issue this subpoena,” a memo released by House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings reads.
Far-left lawmakers are now demanding documents that “memorialize communications between President Trump and the leader of any other foreign country” as it relates to the Ukrainian president.
“The draft subpoena for the White House — released by Cummings, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, and Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel — comes after the chairs issued a host of other subpoenas to key Trump administration officials, including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and to individuals close to the president, like Rudy Giuliani, who played a key role in seeking information from Ukrainian officials on former Vice President Joe Biden’s dealings with the country, along with those of his son Hunter,” reports Fox News.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rejected a similar series of Democratic demands regarding the Ukraine Tuesday; saying left-wing lawmakers were attempting to “bully and intimidate” Trump officials.
“I am concerned with aspects of your request,” Pompeo wrote to Rep. Eliot Engel, Chair of the Committee. “I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals.”
“I’m concerned with aspects of the Committee’s request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career FSOs,” Pompeo posted on Twitter.
Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals whom I am proud to lead and serve alongside at the Department of State.
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 1, 2019
“Let me be clear: I will not tolerate such tactics, and I will use all means at my disposal to prevent and expose any attempts to intimidate the dedicated professionals whom I am proud to lead and serve alongside at the Department of State,” he added.
Read the full report at Fox News.