Mark Sandy, a senior career official at the Office of Management and Budget, was subpoenaed today to testify in the impeachment inquiry.
“In light of an attempt by OMB to direct Mark Sandy not to appear for his scheduled deposition, and efforts to limit any testimony that does occur, the House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena to compel his testimony,” an official working on the impeachment inquiry told CNN. “As required of him by law, Mr. Sandy is complying with the subpoena and answering questions from both Democratic and Republican Members and staff.”
More on the impeachment inquiry and Sandy: The impeachment investigation is focused on whether President Trump and his allies withheld funding for Ukraine’s military, which is fighting a Russian invasion, while seeking a political favor from the country’s president.
Sandy is expected to have insight into internal conversations when the administration was taking the unusual step of freezing the funding.