Williams, Assistant to Vice President Mike Pence and a foreign service career officer, is scheduled to appear before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday. In his tweet, Trump raised an unfounded accusation against other officials who testified in the investigation, characterizing Williams as never Trump and associating her with other "Never Trunks."
"Jennifer is a State Department employee," Pence spokeswoman Katie Waldman said in response to CNN's request for comment.
Trump's attacks on Williams come after he tweeted on Friday when former ambassador Marie Jovanovic testified that "wherever Mary Jovanovic went wrong" is an attack that Democrats can treat as intimidation of witnesses.
This is the most predictable model in Washington: Trump will attack when cornering. He clearly feels riveted by everyone and everything related to the impeachment investigation. This includes a frustrated and unwanted witness like Williams. It doesn't matter if you are an active military person, ambassador, current or former member of his staff or Pence. What binds these people is not that they oppose Trump. They don't. Everybody works or works for him. What binds them is that they have sworn to tell the truth under threat of perjury about what happened here.
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Mark Sandy, a senior career officer with the Office of Management and Budget, testified Saturday about the budget process that went off the rails when close $ 400 million worth of US military assistance to Ukraine was denied earlier this year, and that it does not know for sure the reasons for the freezing of funds, sources familiar with his testimony told CNN.
Republican congressman calls new details "troubling" – Ans. Mike Turner, a Republican member of one of the House committees involved in the impeachment investigation, told CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday of "Union of the Union" that information provided to the president during a closed-door deposition was "alarming "and" wrong ".
"As I said from the beginning, I don't think this is right. The president of the United States should not even have made a phone call with the president of another country and raised his political opponent," Turner said.
The Republican congressman has no problem issuing State Department documents, on one basic condition – Reporter Chris Stewart told ABC's George Stephanopoulos this week that there was no problem with the State Department releasing documents and an official they testify to the White House as requested by the House Intelligence Committee's investigation – though it has bound the waiver with an agreement for whistleblowers to testify that the dem the contractors indicated that it was not a starter.
New Testimonials Released
Gordon Sundland, US envoy to the European Union, acted on Trump's instructions in relations with Ukraine and Sundland said the president told Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky that " has to announce the opening of investigations, "according to a transcript of a closed-door deposition of former National Security Council member Tim Morrison, which was released Saturday.
Morrison testifies that he has heard from Sondland that US assistance to Ukraine is conditioned by the country's announcement of an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. There is no evidence of misconduct by any of Biden.
Morrison also testified that he had been told that the transcript of Trump's July 25 conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart had been moved to a highly classified server by mistake, according to the transcript.
CNN Exclusive: Giuliani aide says he was on a "secret mission" to Trump
The two accused co-workers of Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnassus and Igor Fruman, attended the annual Hanukkah party home last year where, at one point, they had a private meeting with Trump and Giuliani, according to two acquaintances whom Parnas confided in immediately.
In the end, according to what Parnassus told his confidants, the topic turned to Ukraine. According to these two confidants, Parnassus said that the "big man," as he used to call the president for talks, talks about his tasks and Fruman described what Parnassus described as a "secret mission" to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
As a reminder – Prosecutors allege that Parnassus and Fruman illegally funded Republican politicians and campaigns with foreign nationals in an attempt to buy influence. The couple is said to have assisted Julianne, Trump's personal lawyer, in an attempt to investigate Biden.
Trump has publicly stated that he did not know the couple. CNN's KFile announced earlier this month a series of photos showing 10 interactions between Trump and Parnassus and Frohman, including VIP campaign photos, high-dollar funding and a retreat.
45 ways Trump is dishonest to Ukraine
Daniel Dale of CNN made 45 false allegations that the president made regarding Ukraine. Some notable examples:
- Trump said he released an "accurate transcript" of his conversation with Zelensky. The document said on its front page that "it was not a verbatim transcript."
- Trump said he did not ask Zelensky anything about the conversation. In fact, Trump asked Zelensky to look into Joe Biden, look into debunked conspiracy theories about Democratic computer servers, and talk to Julian and Attorney General William Bar.
- Trump said the whistleblowers were "so wrong." The rough transcript and the testimony of the witnesses proved that the offender's officers were very accurate.
- Trump said the whistle "works for Biden now." There is no evidence of this. Advocates of whistleblowers stated that their client had never worked or consulted a candidate, campaign or political party; lawyers said that whistleblowers made contact with presidential candidates of both parties while working as a government official in the executive branch.
- Trump has stated that no one else has ever faced closed-door hearings. Both Richard Nixon's impeachment processes and Bill Clinton included some closed-door hearings.
- Trump claims that impeachment has caused his poll numbers to rise "up" to "higher than they ever were." But there is no sign of a significant increase in Trump's polls. His approval rating has dropped slightly since the scandal with Ukraine, according to FiveThirtyEight.
Back to return to this week's hearings
The House Intelligence Committee will hear eight witnesses in public for eight days over three days this week as Democrats insist to close their impeachment proceedings against Trump before the end of the year.
Here is the listing:
- Williams, Pence's assistant.
- Lt. Colonel Alexander Windman, Ukraine's supreme expert on the Security Council.
- Kurt Volcker, Former US Special Envoy to Ukraine.
- Morrison, Chief Advisor to Russia and Europe on the National Security Council.
- Sondland, US Envoy to the European Union
- Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense in Russia and Russia Eurasia.
- David Hale, Deputy Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
- Fiona Hill, a former White House expert on Russia,