CNN: House Democrats Are Threatening To Hold Charles Kupperman in Contempt
REPORTER: "House Democrats threatening to hold former Deputy National Security Adviser Charles Kupperman in contempt of Congress if he does not obey a subpoena to appear. But his testimony remains uncertain after he filed a lawsuit asking a judge to rule whether he is obliged to appear for the deposition. The White House sent Kupperman a letter Friday directing him not to comply, maintaining that he would be protected by constitutional immunity. In a letter to Kupperman, the three Democrats overseeing the inquiry saying the lawsuit is lacking in legal merit and an obvious and desperate tactic by the President to delay and obstruct the lawful constitutional functions of Congress. Kupperman was listening in on the July 25th phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, where President Trump repeatedly pressed the Ukrainian President to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son. Meanwhile, Kupperman's former boss, National Security Adviser John Bolton, could be heading to Capitol Hill soon."