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Letter from Cummings, Schiff, and E. Engels to Mulvaney re: White House Subpoena for Key Documents Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine (Kelly Smith, comp.) 1 (10/4/2019)

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                                      October 4, 2019

The Honorable John Michael Mulvaney
Acting Chief of Staff to the President
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. Mulvaney:

       Pursuant to the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, we are hereby
transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce documents set forth in the accompanying
schedule by October 18, 2019.

       This subpoena is being issued by the Committee on Oversight and Reform under the
Rules of the House of Representatives in exercise of its oversight and legislative jurisdiction and
after consultation with the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Committee on
Foreign Affairs. The subpoenaed 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.' Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena, including at the
direction or behest of the President or others at 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 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.

       During a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump was asked if he would
cooperate with the House impeachment inquiry. He responded, I always cooperate.2 President
Trump's claim is patently false. The White House has refused to engage with-or even respond
to-multiple requests for documents from our Committees on a voluntary basis. After nearly a
month of stonewalling, it appears clear that the President has chosen the path of defiance,
obstruction, and cover-up.



       See Letter from Chairman Jerrold Nadler, Committee on the Judiciary, to Chairman Adam B. Schiff,
Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Committee on Financial Services;
Chairman Elijah E. Cummings, Committee on Oversight and Reform; and Chairman Eliot L. Engel, Committee on
Foreign Affairs (Aug. 22, 2019).
       2 Trump Says He 'Always' Cooperates While Railing Against Impeachment Inquiry, The Hill (Oct. 2, 2019)
(online at https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/464087-trump-says-he-aways-cooperates-while-raiing-
against-impeachment).


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