New Whistleblower Has Talked to IG, Lawyer Says
- Author: Sonia Alvarado Oct 08, 2019,
Oct 08, 2019, 0:59
In a statement after Friday's session with the inspector general, Schiff fired back at Republicans, saying they have "continued the president's strategy of deflection by making the absurd claim that because a whistleblower contacted the committee seeking guidance, the committee can not conduct an investigation into the complaint". With little guidance from the White House, lawmakers have tried to say as little as possible, blame Democrats or express vague optimism about the investigative process.
Mr Trump referred to both Mr Schiff's characterisation of his call with Mr Zelensky and the whistleblower's approach to the House intelligence committee in his email targeting Ms Pelosi.
TRT World's Jon Brain brings more from Washington, DC.
On Thursday Trump publicly urged Beijing to investigate Biden, a Democrat, again raising concerns that he has invited foreign interference in the USA presidential election.
Pelosi called for impeachment probe on U.S. president. They can, however, be expelled by a congressional vote in the applicable chamber.
"Again, I think he did it to gig you guys", Rubio instructed reporters.
"I have a 95 percent approval rating in the Republican Party", he said. "We have a great relationship in the Senate", he said. "The Republicans are unified". His reference to "coup" theories was a backhanded chastisement of Trump, who has used that term to describe the investigation. "I received a general readout via our Chargé and my own State Department staffer, as well as from Mr. Yermak".
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Trump has repeatedly denied there was any quid pro quo involving the aid. "After sharing my concerns with the Ukrainian leadership, an advisor to President Zelensky asked me to connect him to the President's personal lawyer, Mayor Rudy Giuliani".
The trove of texts showed the diplomats and Giuliani leveraging aid for Ukraine and a meeting between Trump and Zelenskiy on Kiev agreeing to open a corruption investigation into Biden, whose son was on the board of Ukrainian gas firm Burisma.
Republicans pushed back Sunday against the uproar over President Trump's comment about China investigating the Bidens, saying the president wasn't making a serious request but was rather needling the media.
Hunter Biden had overseas enterprise dealings in each China and Ukraine whereas his father was serving as President Obama's vp. You can't impeach a president for having the lowest and best unemployment numbers that we've had in 51 years.
Last week, the longtime senator said that he would have "no choice" but to hold a trial to impeach Trump.
On Twitter, Romney sounded off.
There is no evidence that the former vice president or his son did anything wrong in Ukraine. Thom Tillis, whom Democrats hope to topple in 2020, stood by the president.