Holmes to testify Thursday
5:42 PM: David Holmes, a State Department official who overheard a recently revealed call that became key to the impeachment investigation against President Trump, was added to the list of witnesses testifying this week.
He appeared behind closed doors last week and will testify in a public address on Thursday, according to an assistant in the impeachment investigation. He will testify with Fiona Hill, senior director for Russia at the National Security Council.
In his opening statement, Holmes stated that he had overheard Mr Trump ask a senior diplomat about the state of his political rivals' "investigations" on July 26 – one day after his already scandalous July 25 conversation with the President of Ukraine.
The existence of this July 26 call was revealed last week by William Taylor, the best US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying publicly on Tuesday. Taylor said he only learned of the wiretap conversation after his October appearance in camera at the commissions conducting the investigation. – Rebecca Kaplan
The impeachment process is unlikely to be completed by 2020, says Senate Majority Leader
Pelosi challenges Repub The main argument against anti-impeachment
3:46 am: Cabinet President Nancy Pelosi is trying to dismantle the Republicans' main argument against an investigation into
"There are also some who claim that there were no serious violations committed because Ukraine's military assistance was eventually released. The fact is that the aid was released only after the signalers revealed the truth about the president's blackmail and bribery, and the House launched a formal investigation, "she wrote in a letter to Democrats Monday.
Her letter voiced remarks that
The House Intelligence Committee received its first formal notification of a violator's complaint on September 9. Two days later, the White House withdrew its monthly detained military assistance package intended to help
but the White House was made aware of complaint In August, he convinced the acting Director of National Intelligence that he did not give cause to report to Congress, but the Inspector General of the intelligence community disagreed.
The offender's complaint itself was eventually made public to the public and the entire Congress in end of September
The delay in aid is central to any inquiry, with several witnesses testifying that they believe the administration has withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations that would be useful to President Trump politically. – Camilo Montoya-Galves
Trump says he will "strongly consider" the presentation of the testimony
. Trump, in response to comments, Cabinet Speaker Nancy Pelosi, speaking in an interview Sunday with the Face of the Nation, said he would "strongly consider" presenting affidavits in the Democrats' hearing.
The president made the Twitter comment Monday morning, saying that although he did not want to trust the probe, he liked the idea.
"The president of the House, the nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her radical left, knowing that she will be gone soon (they & fake news media are her BOS), suggested on Sunday DEFACIES NATION … that I testify to fake Witch Hunt, " Mr. Trump tweeted ." She also said I could do it in writing. Although I have done nothing wrong and I do not like giving credence to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea and the will to concentrate Congress again, I am strongly considering it! "
Nunes and Jordan Ask Senator Ron Johnson for Information Related to Ukraine
Republican Supreme Intelligence Committee Committee and Devil's Supreme Supervisor and Republican Representative Reform Jim Jordan wrote to Republican Senator Ron Johnson asking for any information they may have about the situation in Ukraine, referring to their understanding that Johnson has first-hand knowledge.
Last month, Johnson told the Wall Street Journal that Gordon Sundland, US ambassador to the EU , described the link between Ukraine's commitment to investigating US elections and the state of hundreds of millions of US dollars in aid to Ukraine. Johnson told the magazine that Mr Trump had denied any such quid pro quo.
Johnson defends Mr Trump's actions.In a talk show scheme on Sunday, Johnson claims that signalers have weakened US-Ukraine relations by reporting concerns and "exposing things that need not be exposed."
Nunes and Jordan, the two main allies n and Trump, are now asking Johnson for any information he may have. Republicans have no authority to impose testimony or issue subpoenas.
"Accordingly, since Democrats have renounced basic justice and objectivity in their 'impeachment inquiry', we are reluctant to write to request any first-hand information you have about President Trump's actions in Ukraine between April and September 2019, "writes Nunes and Jordan on Johnson. "We appreciate any information you can provide."
Trump says Schiff and Pelosi have "tampered with"
"Never has the Republican Party been as united as it is now. 95% AR This is a big scam that is being played against the American people by the news media for fake news and their partner, the Democrats are doing nothing," tweets President "The rules are arranged by Pelosi & Schiff, but we win and we win!"
On Monday, the president must receive intelligence briefing and meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.