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House Dems subpoena Sondland, according to the State Department which blocks him from testifying about the Ukraine

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Gordon Sondland name will appear in the whistleblower complaint, as a Central figure in the president’s handling of Ukraine; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Capitol Hill.

House Democrats have invited the US Ambassador to the European Union for testimony and documents related to your prosecution’s request in the President Trump about his 25. July telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President, the escalation of a confrontation with the White house, said that only an hour before, it would not request, in accordance with the “illegal and unconstitutional” -.

The House Intelligence, Foreign and Supervisory bodies asked to produce Gordon Sondland, a Laundry list of documents, the Oct. 14 and will appear in an affidavit on Oct. 16, according to a press release.

Sondland of the non-compliance with the subpoena “shall be considered as further evidence for the obstruction of the house impeachment inquiry, and can be used as a negative inference against you and the President,” read the letter.

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The State Department blocked Sondland appears in a planned closed-door deposition on Tuesday. President Trump tweeted that he would “like to Ambassador Sondland send […] but, unfortunately, he would court his testimony in front of a completely compromised kangaroo.”

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., reporters Tuesday morning that was moving said, “further strong evidence of the obstruction of the constitutional functions of the Congress.”

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Ship and other Democratic Committee chairmen later released a statement to say that the government “interference” amounted to “obstruction of law enforcement investigation.”

Democrats have a pre-Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, who missed Friday’s load to meet deadline. In addition, the Pentagon and the White house Office of Management and Budget for Ukraine invited the documents on Tuesday.

THE HOUSE DEMS THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH VOTES TO PASS THE INDICTMENT, A SENIOR MEMBER SAYS

House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry in President Trump last month, according to an intelligence community member’s whistleblower complaint claiming he took part in a “quid pro quo” with the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky during their 25. July call.

The whistleblower accused trombone “to ask for with the power of his office to interference from a foreign country in the year 2020 to challenge the U.S. election,” the President used to be $ 400 million in military aid as a means of pressure to force the officials in the Ukraine, to the initiation of an investigation in the 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter, and their business in the Ukraine.

Trump has denied the allegations and hits back at Democrats who supported the request.

READ THE WHITE HOUSE LETTER

The White house sent an eight-page letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday read: “President Trump and his government reject your unfounded, unconstitutional efforts to overthrow the democratic process. Their unprecedented actions on the left of the President have no choice.

“To fulfill its responsibilities to the American people, the Constitution, the Executive branch and all future occupants of the office of the presidency, President Trump and his government on their party political and unconstitutional investigation under these circumstances.”

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Fox News’ John Roberts, Gregg Re, and Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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