The subpoenas issued by Congressional Democrats to the Pentagon and the White House budget office follow a whistleblower’s allegations that Donald Trump leveraged $400 million in aid to secure a promise from President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate political rival, Joe Biden, and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Reuters informs.
The taxpayer funds had been approved by Congress to help Ukraine protect against Russian aggression.
“The committees are investigating the extent to which President Trump jeopardized national security by pressing Ukraine to interfere with our 2020 election and by withholding military assistance provided by Congress to help Ukraine counter Russian aggression, as well as any efforts to cover up these matters,” according to a statement from three House of Representatives panels leading the inquiry.
In addition to that, The Department of Defense and the White Office of Management and Budget must turn over the documents by October 15.
The Pentagon was prepared to work with Congress on questions related to Ukrainian aid, said spokeswoman Jessica Maxwell.
The new subpoenas follow those issued to the State Department and White House in recent weeks by the House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs Committees.
As we reported earlier, U.S. President Donald Trump reported on Twitter that Hunter Biden, the son of ex-Vice President Joe Biden gained not less than $100.000 from Burisma company monthly.