Mulvaney subpoenaed by House Democrats in impeachment inquiry

Mulvaney subpoenaed by House Democrats in impeachment inquiry

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The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday evening to appear at a deposition as part of the impeachment inquiry Friday morning.

“Mr. Mulvaney has the opportunity to uphold his oath to the nation and constitution by testifying tomorrow under oath about matters of keen national importance,” an official working on the impeachment inquiry said late Thursday. “We hope Mr. Mulvaney does not hide behind the President’s ongoing efforts to conceal the truth and obstruct our investigation.”

Mulvaney is unlikely to show up for the appearance despite the subpoena. The White House has refused to cooperate in the impeachment inquiry this far, accusing House Democrats of an unfair process and a partisan effort to overturn the results of the 2016 election.

Other current and former officials have evaded subpoenaed testimony, arguing they are immune from compelled congressional testimony as top advisers to the president.

Three House committees sent a letter to Mulvaney earlier this week requesting that he testify behind closed doors on Friday. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that Mulvaney was not expected to show up.

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