The stakes could not be higher for EU ambassador Gordon Sondland as the diplomat faces a solo public hearing on Wednesday. One America’s Marty Golingan has more on what to expect.
The House Intelligence Committee will hold more public hearings this week in the ongoing impeachment probe. Testimonies will start Tuesday and will continue through Thursday. During that time, eight witnesses will take the stand.
On Friday, an aid to acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor told House lawmakers he overheard President Trump’s conversation with Gordon Sondland about investigating the Bidens. Reports said David Holmes testified behind closed doors that he heard Sondland telling the president Ukraine would move forward to investigate the Bidens — since Zelensky would do “anything you ask him to do.”
A White House budget official is arriving to Capitol Hill to testify in the House’s ongoing impeachment inquiry. Behind closed doors on Saturday, Mark Sandy — who works in the Office of Management and Budget — is expected to discuss why the Trump administration decided to withhold $400 million of military aid to Ukraine.
A top Ukrainian diplomat is saying U.S military aid was never tied to an investigation into Joe and Hunter Biden’s corruption. On Thursday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said U.S. envoy to the EU Gordon Sondland never linked aid to probes into the Bidens.
Democrats are zeroing in on new information revealed in the testimony of acting Ukraine ambassador Bill Taylor, who claimed one of his staffers overheard a cell phone conversation between European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland and President Trump.
Senator Lindsey Graham is sounding the alarm over witnesses in the impeachment inquiry changing their testimonies during hearings. While talking to reporters on Capitol Hill Thursday, Graham said EU ambassador Gordon Sondland told the Senate there was a ‘quid pro quo’ after initially saying there was none.
The House has released the transcript of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.
Transcripts of the depositions from EU ambassador Gordon Sondland and former special envoy Kurt Volker’s testimony are released. One America’s Marty Golingan has the details.