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Trump's ex-adviser on Homeland Security refuses to testify in Congress

Bolton's lawyer, Charles Cooper, stated that his client would not appear in Congress without an official summon
11:01, 31 October 2019

AFP

Former Homeland Security Advisor John Bolton has not agreed to appear in Congress voluntarily in order to testify as part of an investigation into President Donald Trump's impeachment. It was reported by The Associated Press.

Bolton's lawyer, Charles Cooper, said that Bolton would not appear in Congress without an official summon. Cooper stated that he was ready to accept the lawmakers’ summon on Bolton's behalf.

The impeachment committees of the House of Representatives have asked Bolton to give evidence behind closed doors next week, on November 7.

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Lawmakers want to question Bolton after other witnesses said that he had been concerned about Trump's actions and Rudolf Giuliani's informal activities in Ukraine while serving as president's national security adviser.

In addition to Bolton, Democrats called in Congress two more members of the National Security Council under the Trump administration - John Eisenberg and Michael Ellis, Politico reports.

As we reported earlier, Representatives of the Democratic Party in the US Congress are planning to make the investigation into President Donald Trump's impeachment public, agency DW informed.

It is noted that the chairman of the House Committee of Congress, James McGovern, said he would pass a resolution that would ensure the transparency of the investigation into Trump's impeachment.

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