House Subpoenas Giuliani, Trump’s Lawyer, for Ukraine Records – The New York Times


WASHINGTON — House Democrats investigating whether to impeach President Trump issued a subpoena on Monday demanding that Rudolph W. Giuliani, his private lawyer, produce communications and other records related to his attempts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the president’s Democratic rivals.

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. On Friday, they issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents and demanded that he make five department officials available for depositions.

Mr. Giuliani is at the center of an alleged pressure campaign to enlist Ukraine’s help tarring the president’s political rivals. Among the allegations are that the Trump administration may have tried to use American security aid as leverage.

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. They were signed by the chairmen of the House Intelligence Committee, in consultation with the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform Committees.

“A growing public record indicates that the President, his agent Rudy Giuliani, and others appear to have pressed the Ukrainian government to pursue two politically-motivated investigations,” three committee chairmen involved in the investigation wrote. “The committees have reason to believe that you have information and documents relevant to these matters.”

Mr. Giuliani did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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