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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:39 PM

Senior OMB official Mark Sandy testifying on Capitol Hill in closed-door deposition

Source: CNN



Washington (CNN)A senior career official at the Office of Management and Budget arrived on Capitol Hill Saturday for his closed-door deposition in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Mark Sandy, who has served under both Republican and Democrat presidents, is the first OMB official to meet with impeachment investigators after others, like OMB director and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, refused.Sandy received a subpoena Saturday morning to appear before lawmakers, after his attorney said he would be willing to testify so long as he was subpoenaed.

"In light of an attempt by OMB to direct Mark Sandy not to appear for his scheduled deposition, and efforts to limit any testimony that does occur, the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to compel his testimony," an official working on the impeachment inquiry told CNN. "As required of him by law, Mr. Sandy is complying with the subpoena and answering questions from both Democratic and Republican Members and staff."

Political appointees in the office have fought subpoenas, declined to provide documents, and tried in other ways to stonewall the probe, which is focused on whether Trump withheld US military aid to pressure Ukraine to conduct investigations he could benefit from politically.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/16/politics/mark-sandy-deposition-impeachment-inquiry/index.html



Full headline: Senior OMB official Mark Sandy testifying on Capitol Hill in closed-door deposition in impeachment inquiry

Interesting that the article mentioned that he "officially" received a subpoena this morning (per request).

The one thing to note - I *think* all of the witnesses who have testified have been civil service - either current or at some point during their careers, even if they were serving in Schedule B (special hire) or C (appointee) positions. So like my own agency, they were well-steeped in the issues of Congress, ethics, the courts, and subpoenas. They literally put the fear of god in people when you work for the federal government!

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Reply Senior OMB official Mark Sandy testifying on Capitol Hill in closed-door deposition (Original post)
BumRushDaShow Nov 16 OP
beachbumbob Nov 16 #1
Roy Rolling Nov 16 #2
Leghorn21 Nov 16 #3
BumRushDaShow Nov 16 #4
Leghorn21 Nov 16 #6
BumRushDaShow Nov 16 #7
AnotherMother4Peace Nov 16 #5
Leghorn21 Nov 16 #8
Leghorn21 Nov 16 #9
BumRushDaShow Nov 16 #10

Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:44 PM

1. crapping on govt workers comes with a price. Trump and GOP are learning this the hard way

NO mechanism that trump or GOP to stop testimony of people doing their jobs and reporting what they have seen, heard or forced to do.

Executive privilege does not apply and job threats can be addressed via IG and civil lawsuits

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:48 PM

2. Ha!

Republicans having to work weekends instead of at fancy fundraisers must be added irritation.

Cue the world’s smallest violin they have to work on Saturday.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 12:50 PM

3. Yeah, I thought we'd have a quiet day here, Bum, then took a moment to pay attention to this man

---Mr. Sandy might be bringin America some...insight, shall we say

This reporter is with Courthouse News; she's on the scene and I'm checking her posts for updates (yes, like an idiot) every four minutes: https://twitter.com/MMineiro_CNS

Say, maybe Mr. Sandy is putting the "fear of God" into a few punkass gopeabrained reps...!!



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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:03 PM

4. I had heard someone was testifying today



Every time someone testifies, new names get mentioned and eventually those people get added to the list to appear!

From that twitter account you linked to - this tweet was instructive -



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Megan Mineiro @MMineiro_CNS
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Replying to @MMineiro_CNS

Based on experience covering open hearings I would guess Sandy is close to wrapping up his opening remarks and questioning is gearing up.


Megan Mineiro @MMineiro_CNS

Sure to be a fiery exchange inside the SCIF with Democrats Jamie Raskin & Eric Swalwell across from Republicans Jim Jordan & Mark Meadows.
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10:33 AM - Nov 16, 2019


Swalwell and Raskin are PERFECT to go head-to-head!!! I saw Raskin first hand on the Rules Committee when they were marking up the resolution that defined how the Impeachment Inquiry public process would unfold. He was doing some major GOP smack-downs.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:13 PM

6. Well, hopefully Rep Raskin is delivering some good smackin right fkn NOW!!!

standing by breathlessly!

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:14 PM

7. +infinity

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:09 PM

5. "Mr. Sandy is putting the "fear of God" into"... MULVANY, Director Office of Management & Budget

That would be my guess. Mulvany definitely qualifies as a "punkass gopeabrained rep".

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Response to AnotherMother4Peace (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 01:15 PM

8. I know, Mother - this is the closest we've been to that creepy little weasel

hoping for good good things here!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 02:07 PM

9. Update from Mineiro (from Raskin)

Dem Jamie Raskin outside the secure room just told
reporters that he can't comment on the testimony but
indicated the testimony has been helpful to nail down
the specifics on how the WH held up aid.


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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 16, 2019, 04:46 PM

10. Thanks for the update!

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