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Biden says he would not comply with a Senate subpoena in the impeachment trial of President Trump

Biden says he would not comply with a Senate subpoena in the impeachment trial of President TrumpJoe Biden said any attempt to force his testimony on impeachment would be 'specious' and an attempt to take focus away from President Donald Trump.



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Joe Biden says he would not comply if he were subpoenaed to testify in Trump's Senate impeachment trial

Joe Biden says he would not comply if he were subpoenaed to testify in Trump's Senate impeachment trialBiden doubles down on prior comments regarding a hypothetical subpoena, saying "The issue is not what I did."



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'The Issue Is Not What I Did.' Joe Biden Says He Would Not Comply With Subpoena to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial

'The Issue Is Not What I Did.' Joe Biden Says He Would Not Comply With Subpoena to Testify in Trump Impeachment Trial"The reason I wouldn’t is because it’s all designed to deal with Trump doing what he’s done his whole life: trying to take the focus off him," Joe Biden said.



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Lev Parnas Changes Course, Now Willing to Comply with Impeachment Probe

Lev Parnas Changes Course, Now Willing to Comply with Impeachment ProbeUkrainian-American businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who was arrested last month on charges of violating campaign-finance law and has emerged as a central player in the events that led the House to open a presidential-impeachment inquiry, has changed course and will now comply with the inquiry, according to his lawyer.“We will honor and not avoid the committee’s requests to the extent they are legally proper, while scrupulously protecting Mr. Parnas’ privileges including that of the Fifth Amendment,” Parnas’s lawyer Joseph Bondy told Reuters.Parnas was subpoenaed by the House on the same day that he and his business partner, Igor Fruman, were charged with illegally disguising donations to Republican candidates “for the purpose of gaining influence with politicians so as to advance their own personal financial interests and the political interests of Ukrainian government officials.” Their deadline to comply was set for October 16, which passed with neither testifying.Parnas’s reversal comes the same day of the release of the House testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, who complied with a subpoena and testified on October 11, a day after Parnas and Fruman were arrested. In her testimony, Yovanovitch alleges that the two men, in coordination with Giuliani, were key forces behind her eventual ouster.“There were two individuals from Florida, Mr. Parnas and Mr Fruman, who were working with Mayor Giuliani, and that they had set up the meetings for Mr. Giuliani with [former Ukrainian prosecutor] Mr. Lutsenko,” Yovanovitch said. “And that they were interested in having a different ambassador at post, I guess for — because they wanted to have business dealings in Ukraine, or additional business dealings.”



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EXCLUSIVE-Giuliani associate now willing to comply with Trump impeachment inquiry -lawyer

EXCLUSIVE-Giuliani associate now willing to comply with Trump impeachment inquiry -lawyerLev Parnas, an indicted Ukrainian-American businessman who has ties to President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is now prepared to comply with requests for records and testimony from congressional impeachment investigators, his lawyer told Reuters on Monday. Parnas, who helped Giuliani look for dirt on Trump’s political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, is a key figure in the impeachment inquiry that is examining whether Trump abused his office for personal political gain.



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Giuliani refuses to comply with impeachment subpoena as attorney steps down: ‘I don’t need a lawyer’

Giuliani refuses to comply with impeachment subpoena as attorney steps down: ‘I don’t need a lawyer’Rudy Giuliani has said he will not co-operate with an impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump and insisted he did not need a lawyer following the arrest of two business associates accused of campaign finance violations.The president’s personal attorney posted a letter on Twitter to the House permanent select committee on intelligence in which his lawyer wrote: “Please accept this response as formal notice that Mr Giuliani will not participate because this appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless and illegitimate ‘impeachment inquiry.’”



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Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with House Democrats' subpoena

Rudy Giuliani refuses to comply with House Democrats' subpoenaPresident Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani informed House Democrats on Tuesday that he will not comply with a subpoena for documents they sent him as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry.



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Trump's budget office confirms it will not comply with impeachment probe subpoena

Trump's budget office confirms it will not comply with impeachment probe subpoenaThe White House budget office will not comply with a congressional subpoena for documents relating to Ukraine issued as part of the impeachment probe launched by Democratic lawmakers, the head of the office said on Wednesday. “We will not be participating in a sham process designed to re-litigate the last election,” Russ Vought, the Office of Management and Budget’s acting head, said in an interview with Fox News Channel.



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Tlaib Floats Detaining White House Officials in Detroit for Refusing to Comply with Subpoenas

Tlaib Floats Detaining White House Officials in Detroit for Refusing to Comply with SubpoenasRepresentative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) suggested this week at a town hall that local Detroit law enforcement officers could detain White House officials who refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Democrats, quipping that, "we won't hurt them."The freshman Democrat nodded in agreement with a town hall attendee who suggested U.S. Marshals “hunt down” White House officials if they "refuse to leave power."Tlaib responded that the current situation is "unprecedented" and said Democratic lawmakers have discussed what the correct process might be to arrest non-compliant White House officials."This is the last caucus conversation we had. Do you know this is really unprecedented?" Tlaib said. "This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this. So they're trying to figure out – no joke – they're trying to figure out, well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?"House Democrats have subpoenaed several Trump administration officials for thousands of documents, some of which relate to the formal impeachment inquiry against the president. Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents involving the Trump administration's communications with Ukraine."Where do we hold them? I'm not in those kinds of conversations, but I'm asking, like, you know, what happens?" Tlaib said, adding that she has been told this is "uncharted territory.""They're trying to be like, well where are we going to put them?" the outspoken progressive continued. "I'm like you all. I ask the same questions. Well what happens when they don't comply? The fact of the matter is, we held Barr and Secretary Ross from commerce, the secretary of commerce, in contempt."In July, the House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas regarding the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census."I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit," Tlaib said of the cabinet secretaries. "We'll take care of them and make sure they show up to the committee hearings. We won't hurt them."Tlaib has called for Trump's impeachment since she began campaigning for Congress. She made headlines in November for promising during a speech to a crowd of supporters near Capitol Hill that, "we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf—er.'"



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Most Americans want Trump to comply with House subpoenas. But impeach him? Not so fast

Most Americans want Trump to comply with House subpoenas. But impeach him? Not so fastA new USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds those views aren't partisan.



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