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Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Kislin re: Subpoena Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (9/30/2019)

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                                 lutmitjhrgivi, TIC   151

                                     September 30, 2019


Dear Mr. Semyon Kislin:

       Pursuant to the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, we hereby request that
you preserve and produce certain documents and material listed in the attached document request
and relevant to the Committees' investigations, by no later than October 7, 2019. We further
request your appearance at a deposition on October 14, 2019.

       This request is being issued by the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence under the
Rules of the House of Representatives in exercise of its oversight and legislative jurisdiction and
after consultation with the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Oversight and
Reform. The requested documents shall be collected as part of the House's impeachment inquiry
and shared among the Committees, as well as with the Committee on the Judiciary as
appropriate.1 Your failure or refusal to comply with this request, including at the direction or
behest of the President or the White House, shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the
House's impeachment inquiry and may be used as an adverse inference against you and anyone
with whom you are acting in concern, including the President.

        The Committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized
national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding
security assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as
any efforts to cover up these matters.

       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. The first is a prosecution of Ukrainians who provided evidence against Mr.
Trump's convicted campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. The second relates to former Vice
President Joseph R. Biden Jr., who is challenging President Trump for the presidency in 2020.
The Committees have reason to believe that you have information and documents relevant to
these matters.

       The Committees are prepared to work cooperatively with you to obtain this information.
Please let us know by 5:00 pm on October 1, 2019 whether you intend to voluntarily comply
with the Committees' request, or whether the Committees should pursue alternative means to
obtain the information.

See Letter from Jerrold Nadler, Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, to Adam B. Schiff, Chairman, Permanent
Select Committee on Intelligence; Maxine Waters, Chairwoman, Committee on Financial Services; Elijah E.
Cummings, Chairman, Committee on Oversight and Reform; and Eliot L. Engel, Chairman, Committee on Foreign
Affairs (August 22, 2019).


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