The House committees conducting the Trump impeachment probe issued a subpoena late Thursday night for Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Axios reported.
The move comes just a day after Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway told reporters Mulvaney won’t testify — and two days after the committees sent the acting chief of staff a letter asking him to appear.
Mulvaney will have to appear before the committees Friday, according to the report.
They want to question Mulvaney about whether he was directly involved with President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani to withhold nearly $400 million in US military aid to Ukraine.
Democrats allege that Trump suspended the aid package to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to probe the president’s Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden.
In their Tuesday letter, the Democrats warned of consequences if Mulvaney skips the hearing.
“Your failure or refusal to appear at the deposition, including at the direction or behest of the President, shall constitute further evidence of obstruction,” they wrote.