Trump’s lawyer subpoenaed over Ukraine documents


House Democratic leaders on Monday slapped Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani with a subpoena to turn over Ukraine-related documents as part of an accelerating formal presidential impeachment probe.

“Pursuant to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 15, 2019,” wrote House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff and the chairs of two other panels conducting investigations.

Meanwhile, Mr. Trump attacked the whistleblower whose complaint about his phone call with the leader of Ukraine led to the opening of the impeachment probe in the Democratic-led House of Representatives. “We are trying to find out about a whistleblower, when you have a whistleblower that reports things that were incorrect,” the President told reporters.

The whistleblower, reportedly a CIA officer, raised concerns about the phone call during which Mr. Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Mr. Trump’s potential 2020 opponent Joe Biden and his son, Hunter.

Mr. Giuliani was at the centre of the effort to get Ukraine to conduct a probe of the Bidens, who have not been officially accused of any wrongdoing.