House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff condemned “partisan attacks” on impeachment witnesses during opening statements in Tuesday’s public hearing.
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GOP congressmen are coming to the president’s defense amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
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.
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.
Testimonies from two key witnesses in the Democrats’ impeachment probe were released on Friday. The documents included transcripts from closed-door hearings with former White House official Fiona Hill and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman.
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.
Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry have blasted the president and GOP lawmakers for demanding the release of the alleged whistleblower’s name. They claimed Republican efforts to out the informant violated federal law and could jeopardize the person’s safety.
The White House continues to fight back against the notion there was a quid pro quo regarding the Ukraine scandal. One America’s Marty Golingan has more on the impeachment strategy.