Rick Perry Subpoenaed; Men Arrested, Ordered to Produce Pete Sessions Documents: Reports

October 10, 2019 UPDATE: This evening, former Rep. Pete Sessions stated, "[I]f I am 'Congressman One' I could not have had any knowledge of the scheme described in the indictment or have involvement or coordination of it." The Wall Street Journal and now other publications have indicated that Rep. Sessions is the vague "Congressman One" mentioned in the indictment of two men implicated in an alleged Ukraine oil and gas scheme, as explained in the story below. “I was first approached by these individuals for a meeting about the strategic need for Ukraine to become energy independent,” Sessions added. “There was no request in that meeting and I took no action. Over time, I recall that there were a couple additional meetings. Again, at no time did I take any official action after these meetings.” The Hill noted this evening that Sessions wrote a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 calling for the removal of a US ambassador, but he said in the statement that he did so because he had heard that she had been disparaging Trump privately. The story, filed at 4:33 pm 10/10/19: Former Texas Governor and current Energy Secretary Rick Perry has been subpoenaed to appear before US House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry, while two men who were alleged to have been part of an effort to influence the Ukrainian government -- partly in connection with the state oil and gas company -- have been indicted, arrested and have now been ordered to produce documents related to a meeting with former Texas US Representative Pete Sessions........  
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