Trump: Lawyers will decide on compliance with subpoena

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Added On October 5, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will let his lawyers decide whether the White House will comply with a subpoena which is expected to be sent by Congress to request Ukraine-related documents.
 
Trump made the remarks on Thursday.
 
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" So I leave that to the lawyers. That’s up to them to decide. But the whole investigation is crumbling.”
 
An impeachment inquiry is currently being undertaken by the House of Representatives into the president's alleged inappropriate interactions with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
 
The impeachment inquiry, announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, stemmed from a whistleblower complaint alleging that Trump pressured Zelensky during a phone call to investigate Joe Biden, Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election, as well as issues related to alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election.
 
Trump also lashed out at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, calling him a stone-cold liar.
 
Schiff accused the White House of attempting to "stonewall" the ongoing investigations into the Trump-Ukraine controversy conducted by six House committees.
 
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“ I can say, though, that Schiff has now been proven to be a liar. We've known it for three years, because they've been trying to impeach for three years. He's a li- -- he's a stone-cold liar. ”
 
Schiff responded by tweeting that the president's rant reinforces the urgency of the impeachment work.