Trump administration strike back


WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday pushed back hard against an impeachment investigation of the Republican leader, accusing the Democrats of bullying and intimidation in asking five of their fellows to testify on White House efforts to seek dirt on a political rival.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo questioned the authority of three House committees conducting the impeachment probe to summon testimony from the diplomats and said they would not appear to testify in the coming week as requested.
They want the former New York mayor to produce documents related to his efforts on Trump’s behalf to pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to provide dirt on Trump’s potential 2020 election rival, Democrat Joe Biden.–Agencies