The House Intelligence Committee issued a subpoena for acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Thursday night, ordering him to testify in front of impeachment investigators on Friday. Minutes before his scheduled deposition, Mulvaney's lawyer said the White House had directed him not to comply, and asserted "absolute immunity" from the authorized subpoena. One official working on the inquiry said Mulvaney "could shed additional light on the president's abuse of power of his office for his personal gain." The House is investigating Trump's dealings with Ukraine, and last month, Mulvaney told reporters that Trump's decision to hold military aid was connected to his desire for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch investigations that would benefit him politically. Mulvaney later took back his remarks.

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