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Thu Nov 14, 2019, 06:34 PM

Career White House budget official expected to break ranks, testify in impeachment inquiry

Source: Washington Post

A longtime career employee at the White House Office of Management and Budget is expected to break ranks and testify Saturday in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, potentially filling in important details on the hold-up of military aid to Ukraine.

Mark Sandy would be the first OMB employee to testify in the inquiry, after OMB acting director Russell T. Vought and two other political appointees at the agency defied congressional subpoenas to appear. The White House has called the impeachment inquiry unconstitutional and ordered administration officials not to participate.

But unlike these other OMB officials, Sandy is a career employee, not one appointed by the president. He has worked at the agency off and on for over a decade, under presidents of both parties, climbing the ranks into his current role as deputy associate director for national security programs.

“If he is subpoenaed, he will appear,” Sandy’s lawyer, Barbara “Biz” Van Gelder said Thursday evening. Typically, witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have been served with subpoenas immediately before their depositions are scheduled to begin, an approach Democrats say is designed to give them cover against an administration that has ordered officials not to comply with the inquiry. Van Gelder declined further comment.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/11/14/career-white-house-budget-official-expected-break-ranks-testify-impeachment-inquiry/

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BumRushDaShow Nov 14 OP
Dennis Donovan Nov 14 #1
asiliveandbreathe Nov 14 #2
BumRushDaShow Nov 14 #3
asiliveandbreathe Nov 14 #4
BumRushDaShow Nov 14 #5
dixiegrrrrl Nov 14 #6
asiliveandbreathe Nov 14 #7
Nitram Nov 14 #8

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

1. Hopefully we'll find out when and why the aid was stalled!

This is a good one!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 06:53 PM

2. Just one of many "cast of characters" listed at Just Security

Mark Sandy seems to be on the dockate for closed session - we'll see...

Mark Sandy is the associate director for national security programs at OMB. His closed session deposition is now scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 16.

https://www.justsecurity.org/66972/a-whos-who-of-ukraine-witnesses/

You will find the most updated cast - have at it....

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 07:04 PM

3. Rachel may have to create a new "wall" of people for this

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 07:09 PM

4. Yes..oh and don't miss this excellent report

https://www.justsecurity.org/66271/timeline-trump-giuliani-bidens-and-ukrainegate/

Takes time to read through and digest - sooo much info....makes things much more clear...they are so done!!!!!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 07:20 PM

5. I've been on that site before and check in there whenever I have time

Thank you for zeroing in on their most recent stuff!

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Response to asiliveandbreathe (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:02 PM

6. Thank you for the links!




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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 08:07 PM

7. You are welcome..makes for a delicious read with a nice Chianti

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Thu Nov 14, 2019, 10:28 PM

8. The true patriots in the career civil service ranks will save us from Trump.

The GOP calls them the "deep state" when they are actually the backbone of our government and our democracy.

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