4 White House officials to defy congressional subpoenas

The officials were slated to testify today in the closed-door depositions in the impeachment inquiry. Of the four, two have already been subpoenaed. ABC News' Megan Tevrizian reports.
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We begin with several developments from the impeachment showdown in Washington today. Four White House officials are scheduled to testify on Capitol Hill sources say all four men are expected to be no shows even under the threat of subpoena. The big question now is will we hear from former national security advisor John Bolton this week. All of this comes as Republicans respond to a new offer from the whistle blower in the Ukraine call scandal. ABC's negative craziness here with the latest making good morning good morning Elizabeth saying cannon a lawyer for the whistle blower says his client is willing to answer. Written questions submitted by house Republicans. But this morning at least one leading Republican says that's not good enough because the whistle blower wouldn't be cross examined. Another busy week on Capitol Hill amid a growing impeachment showdown president rob still adamant he did nothing wrong by phone blow it. Her fact that. It was totally abruptly stepping up demands the whistle blower who raise questions about his phone call with the president of Ukraine be revealed. But what does a flower. And media. Because that was filled blow it gave false stories up people would call a broad. That demand despite key congressional testimony supporting the whistleblowers claim in a surprise proposal the whistle blowers legal team has now offered to answer congressional Republicans written questions directly to them. Under penalty of perjury without having to go through the Democrat controlled impeachment process. The whistle blowers attorney telling ABC news now we have offered directly to the GOP they have no excuses but some Republicans say that's not enough. You will have the chance to propose witnesses who do you want to call. Well there are a lot of people I mean the whistle blower themselves. The top Republican on the house oversight committee Jim Jordan stayed you don't get to ignite an impeachment effort and never account for your actions and role in orchestrating it. Though whistle blower attorney has stressed the need for his client remain anonymous for safety for that person Stanley sane in a RD in death threats can. Art Megan thank you.

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