September 19, 2021

Pompeo took part in Trump-Zelensky call: report | TheHill

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Secretary of State Mike PompeoMichael (Mike) Richard PompeoSaudi crown prince: War with Iran would mean ‘total collapse of the global economy’ Sanders criticizes Pompeo for meeting with ‘destructive’ Kissinger Trump allies go on the offensive against whistleblower complaint, Democrats MORE took part in the phone call between President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash calls McCarthy incompetent, dishonest after ’60 Minutes’ interview GOP lawmaker blasts Trump for quoting pastor warning of civil war over impeachment ’60 Minutes’ correspondent presses McCarthy on impeachment inquiry MORE and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that led to last week’s impeachment inquiry launched by House Democrats, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

A senior State Department official told the Journal that Pompeo was among the administration officials who listened in on the call.

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The Hill has reached out to the State Department and White House for comment.

According to a partial transcript of the call released by the White House last week, Trump pressed Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenAmash calls McCarthy incompetent, dishonest after ’60 Minutes’ interview GOP lawmaker blasts Trump for quoting pastor warning of civil war over impeachment ’60 Minutes’ correspondent presses McCarthy on impeachment inquiry MORE and his son Hunter.

The call was referenced by a whistleblower complaint that alleges Trump pressured Ukraine’s leader to investigate Biden.

House Democrats have launched an impeachment inquiry and have subpoenaed Pompeo for documents related to the inquiry.

He has until Oct. 4 to produce the documents.

The whistleblower’s complaint, which was released Thursday, alleged that there were approximately a dozen officials in the room during the phone call between Trump and Zelensky.

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