Mike Pompeo Sat In On Trump-Ukraine Call, State Dept. Official Says
When President Donald Trump made his now-infamous call to Ukraine’s president in July, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of the individuals listening in, according to a State Department official.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that three House committees subpoenaed Pompeo on Friday for documents related to the impeachment inquiry, sparked by an intelligence community whistleblower complaint last week.
The complaint alleges that Trump engaged in abuse of power when he pressed Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his potential political opponent Joe Biden, as well as Biden’s son Hunter.
On Monday, House committees also subpoenaed Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his efforts in the same matter, The Journal reported.
The acknowledgement that Pompeo was privy to Trump's phone call with Zelensky only draws the State Department further into the scandal. Giuliani has repeatedly claimed he was working in concert with State Department officials, though the agency has tried to distance itself from the president's attorney.