“I think it’s time for us to put a vote on the floor, a resolution for the inquiry structured in such a way that it can move forward with full power of the Congress behind it,” Garamendi, who represents California, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow, adding that he is sure the votes would be in place to support the inquiry. Garamendi’s comments follow a letter from President Donald Trump’s lawyers sent to congressional Democrats stating the President and his administration won’t cooperate with the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry and arguing the proceedings amount to an illegitimate effort to overturn the 2016 presidential election results. Pelosi has said that Democrats don’t need to take a vote and has shown little interest in doing so after she announced last month the House would open the probe, accusing the White House of trying to play politics and arguing that House rules don’t require a vote. So far, Democrats have issued a number of subpoenas in their probe, including to US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland after the State Department blocked his scheduled testimony to Congress on Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo , the White House , the Pentagon and Rudy Giuliani… Read full this story
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