Mulvaney Won't Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

Mulvaney Was to Testify Tuesday

AP News
November 05, 2019 - 6:49 pm

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump's top aide won't testify in the House impeachment inquiry.

Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, was called Tuesday to appear before House investigators.

The Trump administration considers the probe a sham and has instructed White House officials not to comply, even if they are issued subpoenas for testimony and documents.

White House principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley says in a statement that the Trump administration is not about to have senior advisers to the president "participate in such a ridiculous, partisan, illegitimate proceeding."

Democrats say the refusal to comply with the oversight role of Congress could be considered obstruction and part of an impeachment proceeding.