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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:19 AM

House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for documents on Biden's son

(ABC News) The House Foreign Affairs Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents he turned over to a Senate panel that is investigating Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden

WASHINGTON -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee has subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents he turned over to a Senate panel that is investigating Hunter Biden, a son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. Committee Chair Eliot Engel said Friday he had issued the subpoena as part of an investigation into Pompeo's “apparent use of Department of State resources to advance a political smear of former Vice President Joe Biden.”

The subpoena demands all the records that the department has turned over to Republican-led Senate committees that are investigating Hunter Biden's work for a gas company in Ukraine while his father was vice president. It also asks for internal department emails about responding to Congress. The committee says Pompeo had delivered more than 16,000 pages of records to the Senate but refused to send the same materials to the Democrat-led House. “Secretary Pompeo has turned the State Department into an arm of the Trump campaign and he’s not even trying to disguise it," Engel said in a statement announcing the subpoena, which demands the materials by next week.

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The new efforts by Democrats come as the nation’s intelligence agencies, congressional intelligence committees and Joe Biden have all warned of renewed election interference by Russia this year. Trump himself has been loath to discuss the subject or acknowledge that Russia tried to sow discord in the 2016 contest by hacking Democratic accounts and pushing out inflammatory content on social media (Read More)

https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/house-democrats-subpoena-pompeo-documents-bidens-son-72109023

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Reply House Democrats subpoena Pompeo for documents on Biden's son (Original post)
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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:28 AM

1. The fake documents are from Russia. . .

The republican party is knee deep with Russia.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 10:32 AM

2. Remember how the Republicans defamed Dan Rather?

They claimed the document that showed that GWBII went AWOL was a fake because of typesetting and/or because it was a copy and copies have slight variations that they exploited.

Would love to hoist the Republicans on their own petards.

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:08 AM

3. So, is there any chance Pompeo will comply? (ask a silly question...)

I wonder what time frame has been set and whether the House Foreign Affairs Committee has planned any repercussions for when he ignores their request.

At the same meeting, Democrats asked the panel's top Republican, California Rep. Devin Nunes, whether he had received a package of information from Ukrainian lawmaker Andrii Derkach and whether he would share it with Democrats. Derkach is a member of Ukraine’s parliament who has promoted unsubstantiated claims against the Bidens.

Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., said “committee staff is in possession of evidence that a package was received."

Asked by Schiff if he would respond to Maloney's comment, Nunes said “no.”


Devin Nunes is at it again, apparently. Ugh.

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Response to crickets (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:47 AM

5. Good question, will he comply?

I honestly don't think so, but you never know. He is as dangerous as Barr - Trump is too inept to be successful without these evil men. Our only hope is to keep these guys "tied up in traffic" for the next few months so they can't bring the help to Trump he needs to cheat and steal this election.

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Response to crickets (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:57 AM

6. We get to find out if Supreme Court decisions matter anymore.

As we all suspected, they cannot just ignore subpoenas with blanket refusals to comply. The question is not whether they will still play their games, it is "what enforcement mechanism exists to just fucking confiscate the documents?"

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Response to FM123 (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 11:15 AM

4. We need to open investigations on BunkerBoy's little PrincessGlitterShit.

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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 12:07 PM

7. Good, let's be pro-active on the bullshit.

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