U.S. Democrats issue subpoenas in probe of State Dept watchdog firing

04 Aug 2020 / 00:07 H.

    WASHINGTON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. congressional committee Democrats announced subpoenas on Monday for depositions from witnesses in their investigation into President Donald Trump's abrupt firing in May of Steve Linick as State Department inspector general.

    The subpoenas were issued by Representative Eliot Engel, chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, Carolyn Maloney, chairwoman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle Editing by Chris Reese)

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