Mulvaney a no-show for Democrats despite subpoena

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 10:32 AM PT — Friday, November 8, 2019

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney did not show up for testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. A senior Trump administration official said Mulvaney simply “won’t be showing up,” and cited “absolute immunity” just one-minute before his deposition was set to begin on Friday.

This comes after the House Committee issued a subpoena calling on Mulvaney to appear before lawmakers Friday morning. President Trump touched on the issue while speaking to reporters, saying he didn’t want to give credibility to a “witch hunt.” The president had this to say on the topic:

“I’d love to have Mitch go up, frankly, I think he’d do great. I’d love to have him go up. I’d love to have almost every person go up when they know me. What I don’t like is when they put all these people that I never met before…when they put the head of the Never Trumpers on the stand, and even those people were okay, they were fine.”

FILE – Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney  is pictured in Washington, d.c. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo)

Mulvaney also did not comply with an October request to provide Ukraine-related documents. Democrats have reportedly scheduled 13 witnesses to testify this week, but only two have actually shown up so far.