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Democrats subpoena Pompeo on Ukraine docs as impeachment probe forges ahead

The committees announced the subpoena after the administration missed a Thursday deadline to provide info about contacts with Ukrainian officials

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Patricia Zengerle and Idrees Ali | Reuters Washington
Democrats in the US House of Representatives who are pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump forged ahead with their probe on Friday, issuing a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents concerning contact with the Ukrainian government.

Following a whistleblower complaint that Trump, a Republican, solicited a political favor from Ukraine's president that could help him get re-elected, the lawmakers are investigating concerns that Trump's actions have jeopardized national security and the integrity of US elections.

The House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight Committees also scheduled depositions for five State Department officials over the next two weeks, including

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First Published: Sep 28 2019 | 9:32 PM IST

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