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Energy Department won't comply with impeachment subpoena

Posted October 18, 2019 5:37 p.m. EDT

— Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison told the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry that the Energy Department is "unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time."

The letter argues about the validity of the inquiry and contends the request is for confidential communications "that are potentially protected by executive privilege and would require careful review."

Burnison concludes by saying the department "remains committed to working with Congress."

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