A key witness in the Democrat led impeachment inquiry has admitted his testimony is based on hearsay and secondhand information. Speaking before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman said he did not talk to President Trump or Rudy Giuliani around the time of the July phone call.
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The White House is responding to the closed-door testimony of an aide from the office of the vice president, just as they made an appearance before the House Intelligence Committee. One America’s Emerald Robinson has the latest.
House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff condemned “partisan attacks” on impeachment witnesses during opening statements in Tuesday’s public hearing.
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.
President Trump recently called into question the foreign service record of impeachment witness Marie Yovanovitch. In a tweet Friday, the president said “everywhere Yovanovitch went turned bad.” He pointed at first to Somalia and then at Ukraine. He then pointed out he has the right to appoint ambassadors as commander-in-chief.
A federal jury handed down a guilty verdict to former Trump campaign associate Roger Stone. A jury found Stone guilty of all seven charges listed in his indictment on Friday, which included five counts of lying to Congress, one count of witness tampering and one count of obstructing proceedings.
Democrats and Republicans stay on message amid the latest public impeachment hearing. During opening remarks for the hearing of former Ukraine amabassador Marie Yovanovitch Friday, House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff touted her career as a seasoned State Department official and said she was unfairly targeted by attorney Rudy Giuliani.
As Democrats begin public impeachment, Republicans have been calling for certain witnesses to come forward. One America’s Chanel Rion spoke with Donald Trump Jr. to learn more.
With day one of the impeachment hearings over and as Democrats try to push for a House vote by the end of the year, House Republicans are looking to fight back against Democrat’s outrageous claims of ‘quid pro quo’ between President Trump and Ukraine. Following the hearings for State Department official George Kent and acting Ukraine ambassador William Taylor Wednesday, GOP House Intelligence Committee member Jim Jordan had some choice words about how the first round of public testimonies played out.