The Democrats are no longer playing nice, and have begun the phase of their “formal impeachment inquiry” where they will be lobbing subpoenas in just about every direction possible.
It appears desperate because it very likely is desperate. President Trump has time and again called the left’s bluff, leaving House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with few possible avenues by which to make an impact. The White House won’t be cooperating with any requests until The House holds a vote to endorse the impeachment inquiry – something that Pelosi has refused to do – leaving Washington at a standstill.
Still, the left is flailing, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry becoming the latest victim of their wild and unpredictable wrath.
House Democrats issued a subpoena on Thursday to Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment inquiry.
The subpoena demands a series of documents related to Perry’s knowledge of President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump pushed his counterpart to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
Three House committees investigating the episode note that Perry reportedly encouraged Trump to make the phone call. They also want information about whether Perry sought to press the Ukrainian government to make changes to the advisory board of its state-owned oil and gas company, Naftogaz.
A swift but vague response was issued.
In a statement, Energy Department spokeswoman Shaylyn Hynes said: “The Department of Energy is aware of the House Committees’ letter to Secretary Perry and it is currently under review by DOE’s Office of General Counsel.”
At this time, there is no indication from the White House as to whether or not they will move to block Perry from complying with the Democrats’ request.