MADRID, Oct. 24 (EUROPE PRESS) –
Federal judge Christopher Cooper has ordered the State Department to provide relevant information about Ukraine within 30 days, including communications between the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and the president's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, within the framework of the investigation into a possible 'impeachment' against Trump.
In response to a petition filed by American Oversight, the judge has demanded that the Department deliver the requested documents – eliminating if it wishes so the parts exempt from being published – within a maximum period of one month.
Cooper has stated that there is, in principle, no exemption that prevents the delivery of correspondence between Giuliani and the head of the State Department in relation to Ukraine.
This same Tuesday, the State Department has refused to deliver “significant” information to the parliamentary group investigating the possible basis for holding a political trial against the country's president, Donald Trump.
The leaders of the Intelligence, Supervision and Foreign Affairs commissions, Adam Schiff, Carolyn Maloney and Eliot Engel, respectively, have sent a joint letter to Undersecretary of State John Sullivan asking him to reconsider “the refusal to comply with a citation from Congress as obstruction to the legal functions of the Congress and the investigation of the 'impeachment'. ”
The working group, made up of these three commissions, “has gathered evidence on the direct relevance of the documents” required of the State Department, including “highly significant information concerning allegations that the president abused his power to obtain a personal political benefit, “they have indicated.
Congress tries to determine if there is a legal basis to launch an 'impeachment' against Trump for the telephone call he had last July 25 with his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenski, in which he asked him to press the attorney general to investigate the alleged corruption of Joe Biden, Democratic candidate, and his son.