Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
WestVirginiaRebel

Perry won't comply with subpoena in impeachment inquiry

1 post in this topic

466532-perry-wont-comply-with-subpoena-in-impeachment-inquiry

Outgoing Energy Sec. Rick Perry will not comply with a House subpoena to turn over documents tied to his involvement with Ukraine, the Department of Energy (DOE) wrote in a letter to Democratic lawmakers.

The letter referred to the Democrats' "impeachment inquiry" in quotes, saying the look into President Trump's interactions with Ukraine was not valid.

“As the Supreme Court has long recognized, a Congressional committee cannot exercise the investigative power of the full House of Representatives unless it has that power through proper delegation,” the letter said. 

 

Perry, alongside former special envoy Kurt Volker and U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, took over interactions with Ukraine, according to House Democrat Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) this week.

Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry over his request that Ukraine investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 rival, and whether there was a "quid pro quo" that tied investigations with the disbursement of military aid.

House Democrats wanted more information about Perry’s role in dealing with Ukraine. 

“Recently, public reports have raised questions about any role you may have played in conveying or reinforcing the President’s stark message to the Ukrainian President,” the chairmen of the three committees leading the House inquiry wrote to Perry earlier this month, giving him until Friday to comply.

Perry denied any wrongdoing in an interview with Fox News Friday morning to discuss his departure from DOE

“There was no quid pro quo in the sense of what those folks out there would like for it to be,” Perry told Fox’s Bill Hemmer. “That we’re [not] going to give you this money unless you investigate Joe Biden and his son. I never heard that said, anywhere, anytime, in any conversation.”

________

Perry pushes back.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0