House Democrats Publish Two New Deposition Transcripts in Trump Impeachment Probe

House Democrats Publish Two New Deposition Transcripts in Trump Impeachment Probe

Kurt Volker, the former US special envoy to Ukraine, told House lawmakers that he did not interpret efforts to get Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump's political rivals as a "pay up" to ensure USA aid to Ukraine was delivered.

Among those whose testimony was at odds with Volker's deposition was U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert.

As he was testifying, the White House's official Twitter account https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1196858116152922113 attacked his judgment - undermining the same man the administration appointed to lead its European affairs brief at the National Security Council.

According to the declassified deposition, Holmes told House investigators last week that during a 26 July phone conversation Trump asked Gordon Sondland, the United States ambassador to the European Union, for an update on "the investigation".

Tuesday's morning session will also feature Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, who was among the USA officials who monitored the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call and testified behind closed doors this month that some of Trump's comments were "inappropriate".

Trump has said his call with Zelenskiy was "perfect", while Republican lawmakers criticize the impeachment process as unfair.

These were allegedly used to bribe the Ukrainian leader to either find or invent dirt on Hunter Biden, the son of the former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Fox News Host Jesse Watters downplayed the gravity of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump by calling this week's public hearings "cliques of people talking about their feelings" during a broadcast of Fox News' The Five.

He and Ms Williams were among the U.S. officials who listened in during the call.

The younger Biden had been on the board of Burisma, a Ukrainian oil firm.

Trump has attacked both Williams and Vindman on Twitter as "Never Trump" witnesses, a term he uses to describe Republicans who oppose him. Ingraham said. "I just don't think anyone cares about this".

"Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth", he said. He told lawmakers that "character attacks" against public servants testifying in the impeachment inquiry were "reprehensible".

Later in the program, she repeated her call for Trump to ignore the proceedings. The first public hearings started last week in the lower house of Congress, the House of Representatives, controlled by the Democrats. Few Republican senators have broken with Trump.

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