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.
Four key figures in the impeachment inquiry took the stand on Capitol Hill Tuesday. One America’s John Hines was at the hearings and spoke with House Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes to get his take on Tuesday’s events.
As the public impeachment inquiry hearings continue, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, who attended Ukrainian President Zelensky’s inaguratation, explains his recollections. One America’s Christina Howitson has more
GOP House Intelligence Committee member Elise Stefanik highlighted the issue of Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian energy firm Burisma during Tuesday’s public impeachment hearings. She said her constituents have many concerns about the fact Biden “sat on the board of a corrupt company like Burisma.”
House Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff condemned “partisan attacks” on impeachment witnesses during opening statements in Tuesday’s public hearing.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is refusing to defend former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch over her questionable role in the impeachment process.
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.
Republican Sen. Ron Johnson recently received a request for firsthand information relevant to the Ukraine impeachment probe by the House GOP. Congressmen Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes sent a letter to the Wisconsin lawmaker on Monday, reluctantly asking him for any direct evidence about President Trump’s actions between April and September.
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.