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Democrats formally ask the White House for records of talks between Trump and Zelenski

October 5, 2019


The Democratic leaders of three committees of the US House of Representatives have formally asked the head of the White House cabinet, Mick Mulvaney, to deliver all the pertinent information to the talks between the president of the United States, Donald Trump, with his counterpart Ukrainian, Volodomir Zelenski, who allegedly the US president asked to investigate the son of his possible rival in next year's elections, former Vice President Joe Biden.

The summons will be sent by the Reform and Supervision Committee of the lower house of Congress. The president of the panel, Democrat Elijah Cummings, had given the administration until Friday to answer, without success.

Now, both Cummings and the Democratic leaders of the Intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees of the chamber, Adam Schiff and Eliot Engel, have corroborated this request in a joint missive where the three regret “that President Trump has taken the situation to this point. “.

The White House has defended its silence in the face of Democratic requests by arguing that “a subpoena does not change anything, and only involves more documents, lost time and taxpayer dollars to end up proving that the president did not commit any crime,” according to a statement by White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, picked up by 'The Hill'.

Democrats have been demanding transcripts of the talks between Trump and Zelenski for weeks, as well as the identities of “all the individuals who participated in them,” in order to confirm whether Trump committed an irregularity by asking a foreign government to help discredit A political rival.

In the letter, the three Democratic leaders warn Mulvaney that if he refuses to abide by the citation, his rejection could be additional evidence of obstruction of justice, to be used in the political trial or 'impeachment' that they are preparing against Donald Trump.