The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

Little else is known about the first call as an official White House readout was not released.

An official on the White House's National Security Council (NSC) said he heard the U.S. ambassador to the European Union explicitly press Ukrainian officials to investigate Mr Joe Biden and his son, according to a transcript released last Friday by Democrats leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.

White House counsel Pat Cipollone has claimed senior aides to the president do not have to comply with impeachment inquiry subpoenas.

The two also spoke in April, soon after Zelenskiy won election. And the testimony of on the least one look hyperlinks Trump to the resolution to retain honest about $400 million in security help for Ukraine till that country announced it would pursue the investigations into his political rivals.

Vindman also said he wanted to amend the White House's rough transcript of the call in three places, notably by filling in the ellipses when Trump was discussing CrowdStrike, the security firm that's central to the alternative theory of 2016 election interference and a server storing Hillary Clinton's emails.

President Trump appeared to be referring to an April call shortly after Zelenskiy had been elected and said he would release a readout of the call if Democrats demand it as part of their ongoing impeachment inquiry.

"There was no ambiguity", said Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council, recounting an extraordinary day of meetings at the White House last summer.

"You are going to read the 2d call, and you might perhaps perhaps well moreover expose me if there is the leisure defective with it", he talked about.

"You go and tell him what you've heard and what I've said".

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The testimony details how prime USA officers were haunted that Trump had outsourced Ukraine coverage to his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who had pushed prime Ukraine officers to publicly pronounce an investigation into the Bidens and to pursue a conspiracy belief that Ukraine interfered within the 2016 elections to help Democrats.

Democrats and Republicans are already tussling over which witnesses to call for the public impeachment hearings in the coming week. That suit, filed by former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, asks a court to decide which of two directives Kupperman must follow - one from Congress ordering him to testify, the other from the White House telling him not to.

Sondland "said that he had had a conversation with Mr Mulvaney, and this is what was required in order to get a meeting", Vindman said.

Then Bolton then abruptly ended the meeting.

-Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Office of Management and Budget associate director Marky Sandy defied House investigator subpoenas and were no-shows for their scheduled depositions.

In his testimony, Vindman said Mr. Trump commented during the July 25 call that there were "recordings" of misdeeds by former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump has repeatedly accused the Bidens of unspecified "corruption" due to that relationship.

Trump floated the idea of releasing a transcript of that call, which hasn't been made public, while talking to reporters on Friday.

Biden spent more than 30 years representing DE in the US Senate before serving eight years as vice president and Ivanka Trump said he "created wealth as a derivative of that".

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