Politics

House Democrats want Mulvaney to testify in impeachment inquiry

Three House committees that are leading the impeachment inquiry against President Trump are asking acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to provide closed-door testimony on Friday.

The three committees wrote to Mulvaney on Tuesday claiming they believe he has “first-hand knowledge” of the president’s dealings with Ukraine.

Last month during a televised interview at the White House, Mulvaney appeared to say that the president held up military aid to the country in part for political reasons. Later, he denied he had said that.

The panels on Tuesday wrote to Mulvaney requesting his appearance, saying they believe he has “first-hand knowledge” of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

Mulvaney is one of 13 witnesses that majority Democrats have called to testify behind closed doors this week.

It’s not clear if he will show up since the president has directed members of his administration not to cooperate with the inquiry which, so far, is not tied to any official articles of impeachment returned by the House.

 

 

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