READ: George Kent's Impeachment Inquiry Testimony Transcript

READ: George Kent's Impeachment Inquiry Testimony Transcript

Trump, who calls the process a "witch hunt" continue to criticise the Democrats' for a lack of due process, particularly as the White House's opportunities to defend itself are said to be limited.

But it is unclear why Barr would not go beyond that statement and hold the news conference that Trump wanted.

Mr. Barr has been investigating the origins of the Russian Federation investigation that Mr. Trump has long called "a hoax".

The Justice Department has not commented.

There are a whole lot of white-collar attorneys in NY, and yet Rudy picked the guy whom the Mueller Report describes approaching Michael Cohen to be a "back channel" to Donald Trump's legal team after Cohen had made a decision to flip?

Investigators have been told that President Trump wanted to pressure the government of Ukraine to commit to investigations that could help him in the 2020 election.

Volker, in his testimony, acknowledged he was out of the loop on matters related to the administration's moves on Ukraine and that he "never got a clear explanation as to what happened" as regard to the withholding of the military aid. Jordan pointed to Volker saying he didn't believe there was any quid pro quo.

Sondland also told investigators Trump almost hung up on him when he asked whether the White House was withholding military aid for Ukraine as it pushed the East European ally for an investigation of Democrats, according to the diplomat's testimony.

Democrats say the transcript of the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky already shows Trump pressured his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Biden, but the testimony provides even more evidence that Trump directed Giuliani to run a shadow campaign for Ukraine to launch an investigation.

David Hale, the State Department's third highest ranking official, appears before House impeachment investigators Wednesday.

A career diplomat, Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from Kyiv earlier this year and dismissed from her post months ahead of the scheduled end of her tour.

An aide to Vice President Mike Pence has arrived on Capitol Hill to testify behind closed doors in the Democrats' impeachment investigation. Giuliani and Trump wanted Ukraine to probe Democrat Joe Biden's family and Ukraine's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

Kupperman had asked a judge to decide whether he had to appear before Congress over the White House's objections. The White House has refused to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry.

The "amigos", per Kent, were considered more politically reliable to help execute that policy - along with Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani - than other professional national security and diplomatic staffers.

The Justice Department evaluated the transcript and concluded that no campaign finance laws had been violated.

Democrats on Wednesday withdrew a subpoena for former deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, who filed a federal lawsuit seeking guidance on whether he needed to comply with House demands for his testimony.

The House voted on its next steps on October 28.

With a congressional impeachment currently ongoing there isn't really much for the leader of the Senate to do right now, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has found a new way to fill his time.

Yovanovitch, who was ousted in May at Trump's direction, testified that she had been told to "watch my back" and that people were "looking to hurt" her. Kent and Taylor testified about their concerns about her dismissal at the same time Giuliani was taking a leading role on Ukraine policy.

The Trump administration had refused to release a almost $400 million package of military assistance Congress approved for Ukraine.

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