House Democrats Just Issued Subpoenas

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House Democrats subpoenaed multiple aides to Secretary Mike Pompeo as they continue with an investigation into the firing of former State Department Inspector General Steve Linick.

Subpoenas for Pompeo’s Top Aides

Four of Pompeo’s top aides are now intertwined into a dramatic showdown with top Democrats from three congressional committees.

They want to grill Pompeo’s close ally, Brian Bulatao, who is the undersecretary of State for management. The other aides with subpoenas include senior adviser Toni Porter, deputy assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs Michael Miller, and acting State Department legal adviser Marik String.

House Democrats Eliot Engel, Carolyn Maloney and Bob Menendez talked about the incident in a joint statement.

“The Administration continues to cover up the real reasons for Mr. Linick’s firing by stonewalling the Committees’ investigation and refusing to engage in good faith,” the statement began.

“That stonewalling has made today’s subpoenas necessary, and the Committees will continue to pursue this investigation to uncover the truth that the American people deserve,” the lawmakers continued.

Retaliation for Being Fired?

Earlier in the year, Linick was fired during the time he was poking around into Pompeo and his wife allegedly using government resources for various personal uses, the Hill reports.

President Trump ultimately fired Linick, but Pompeo insists it had nothing to do with retaliation against the investigation. Democrats have stood on their belief that this isn’t true and are determined to look into every detail of Linick’s removal, hence the subpoenas.

The subpoena recipient receiving the most attention is Bulatao, who has known Pompeo since their time at West Point. He was supposed to testify in early July, but it got bumped so the State Department could look over reports.

Linick has said that Bulatao tried to “bully” him about the investigations.

“We had a number of disagreements about the way in which a leak investigation was going to be handled,” Linick testified in June.

“He wanted to sort of take control over a leak investigation that was being conducted by the [Department of Defense inspector general]. So that’s one example of that. The other has to do with the work we were doing on the arms control, in trying to have us not work on that matter, stating that it was a policy matter and it was not within our jurisdiction to look at it. So that was sort of the nature of that attempt to bully.”

Democrats Keep Coming After Trump and his Team

The subpoenas show that Democrats will continue to come after Trump’s team and the rest of the administration. It’s one thing to try and get justice, but it’s another to engage in witch hunts for political reasons.

Is Pompeo guilty of what he is being accused, or is this just another left-wing attempt to take down Republicans? We may never truly know.

16 COMMENTS

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  2. Idiot Engel, Carolyn Baloney and Bob Manlessdez have done more to divide and destroy our country than the North Koreans. Why arent every one of those animals in jail for treason?

    • Ever notice how when a conservative gets fired not an eyebrow is raised, BUT if an Obozo hold over gets fired…the democrats have to have a hearing with subpoenas….and waste taxpayer’s money ….the ONLY thing they are good at besides laundering of that money.

  3. This is another Democrat sham. They are not interested in meaningful lawmaking. They only disparage our president and dodge their duties.

  4. Well, we know how the Democrats went about the whole Russian collusion hoax.They are doing this to distract from the hearings and testimony that may ultimately a lot of those corrupt Democrats in jail.

    • ABSOLUTELY,,, THESE DEMS ARE BITING AT THE DUST BECAUE THEY KNOW WHICH ONES ARE GUILTY AND THERE IS PLENTY OF THEM. STARTING WITH OBAMA AND GOING DOWN…….

  5. Now when anyone is fired without cause then there needs to be investigations into those firings and when the investigator gets fired while looking into the actions of the department head then a real investigation needs to be open and above board, and the politics taken out of it.

  6. These house demoncrats have not learned a thing. We are totally tired of their mornonic attempts to destroy our nation. You need to be put away for subversion.

  7. Just wait until November, when the House is under Republican control and will have control of the Senate. These hacks on the left will flip their lids.

  8. Contrary to the propaganda in this piece, Inspectors General are charged with investigating internal conflicts and lawbreaking or unlawful deviation from procedures. It’s plain to everyone but the perps in the Trump/Pompeo gang that the IG was getting too close to the heart of corruption so was fired.
    It’s not the first time that’s happened in the Trump era. It looks, waddles and quacks like a duck–soooo…More lawbreaking by this goon squad. November can’t come too soon to dump this bunch of swamp rats starting in January when honest Joe Biden will take over the reins of government. More voters are discovering this every day, the corruption from a pseudo-mafia clan seeking fame, fortune and always feathering their nests at the expense of the American people. Next to segregationist President Buchanan who evoked the Civil War, Trump should sink to #45 in the presidential pantheon on his ‘retirement’ January 20th. I can’t wait to be rid of the ‘apprentice’ style drama and acting that’s nonstop outlaw behavior with Trump cohort. Hurry November 3rd.

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