Senate Dems seek info on judicial nominee's impeachment role

September 30, 2019 - 1:23 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know whether one President Donald Trump's judicial nominees figures in the whistleblower complaint at the center of a bid to impeach Trump.

The panel's 10 Democrats, led by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, say it is vital to understand work done by judicial nominee Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel who's one of Trump's top legal advisers.

The letter asked Menashi to disclose what he knows about a phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his family. The senators also want to know what role, if any, Menashi played in responding to a whistleblower complaint that sparked the impeachment inquiry.

The lawmakers set an Oct. 7 deadline for Menashi to respond.

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