Unlike these other OMB officials, Sandy is an employee, not one appointed by the President. He has been working for the Agency for more than a decade, under the presidents of both parties, and is moving into his current position as Deputy Assistant Director of National Security Programs.
"When summoned, he will appear." Sandy's lawyer, Barbara "Biz" Van Gelder, said Thursday night.
Sandy is supposed to testify during a deposit in camera. As a rule, witnesses were pre-ordered in the impeachment investigation immediately before they were dismissed. According to the Democrats, they should protect themselves against a government that has instructed the officials not to comply with the investigation.
Van Gelder declined to comment.
So far, OMB has served as a bastion for President Trump against the impeachment investigation, as high officials have refused to testify. A high-ranking government official, under conditions of anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation, spoke about the meaning of Sandy's statement and criticized Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) And the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif .) For calls him to the testimony.
"Democrats will be deeply disappointed if their last false narration is not confirmed," the official said. "With nothing to show after three years of trying to prosecute the president, spokesman Pelosi and MP Schiff have resorted to threatening committed officials with subpoenas and secondments without even a counselor being present."
Sandy Gets Insight The process of deterring some $ 400 million of military and security aid to Ukraine in the summer. He was one of the career workers who, as the persons familiar with the matter said, asked questions about the delay in aid, and because of his role he was responsible for signing the necessary documents. People spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to discuss internal considerations.
Sandy's signature can be found in at least one of these so-called assignment letters in July, which prevented the money from reaching Ukraine. Thereafter, an OMB political officer, Mike Duffey, overturned the procedure for approving or rejecting such funds, which resisted a Congress summons to testify earlier this month. The money had already been approved by Congress.