U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said everyone was in the loop regarding the Trump administration’s anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. During his hearing Wednesday, he testified that at the time he did not think Burisma and the Bidens were connected. This corroborates U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker’s statement from Tuesday.
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A newly surfaced photo of the alleged whistleblower in the impeachment inquiry is fueling concerns about partisanship. The Washington Examiner has obtained an image which shows Eric Ciaramella shaking hands in the Oval Office with former President Barack Obama. It was discovered on a website for a friend’s 2018 wedding.
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.
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.