US President Donald Trump is under fire from multiple directions as moves toward impeachment proceedings gather pace. Democrats in the House of Representatives have subpoenaed Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
US Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry said they had "no choice" but to subpoena the Trump administration. They accuse the White House of refusing to hand over documents and of actively obstructing the inquiry.
The Trump administration says it will not cooperate with what it calls an "illegitimate" impeachment probe. US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, was subpoenaed after the State Department blocked his testimony.
The US secretary of state has been ordered by a congressional committee to turn over documents related to President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. The subpoena is part of a preliminary impeachment inquiry.
President Donald Trump called on the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help discredit the origins of the Mueller inquiry. The news comes as Democrats subpoenaed Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani.
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