The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

The latest on the Trump impeachment inquiry

Another whistle-blower, also said to be an intelligence official, has come up in the impeachment case against US President Donald Trump, reports said on Sunday. Romney had stated on Twitter that "By all appearances, the President's brazen and out of the ordinary allure to China and to Ukraine to analyze Joe Biden is atrocious and appalling".

"This set of actions underscored to me that White House officials understood the gravity of what had transpired in the call", the first whistleblower stated, in a complaint filed August 12. They have called it politically motivated, claimed it was filed improperly and dismissed it as unreliable because it was based on secondhand or thirdhand information.

Mr Trump has insisted there was no "quid pro quo" in his request of the Ukrainian president, but text messages released by congressional committees leading the inquiry showed otherwise. This second person has reportedly been interviewed by the head of the Intelligence Committee, but has not yet spoken with Congress.

Democrats, meanwhile, defended their party's efforts to pursue an inquiry into Trump.

The text messages showed that some United States diplomats had doubts about Trump's pressure on Zelensky, including allegedly freezing a $400 million military aid package.

"Was this person SPYING on the U.S. President?"

Meanwhile, a series of text messages between U.S. diplomats dealing with Ukraine, made public by the congressional investigators, supported Democratic accusations that Trump had illegally sought foreign help for his reelection effort.

Mr Pompeo, speaking on Saturday in Greece, said the State Department sent a letter to Congress on Friday night as its initial response to the document request, and added: "We'll obviously do all the things that we're required to do by law". A few Republicans suggested that Trump was only joking this past week when he publicly called on China to investigate the Bidens.

U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade passes by protestors outside Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia. Mr Trump says it's a witch-hunt and he did nothing wrong.

Asked on Wednesday whether the White House meant to comply, Mr Trump told reporters "I always cooperate", even as he dismissed the inquiry as "a hoax".

"The great Scam is being revealed!" Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Mitt Romney of Utah.

Trump on Sunday continue to lash out at Democrats and some Republican detractors, including Sen.

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No evidence has been found that either Biden did anything illegal. Please know that I'm not going anywhere.

"Well I doubt if the China comment was serious to tell you the truth", Blunt told Margaret Brennan.

Additional details about the origins of Trump's July 25 call with Zelenskiy emerged over the weekend.

Shaylyn Hynes, a spokeswoman for Energy Secretary Rick Perry, stated Perry had inspired Trump to talk with the Ukrainian leader, but on vitality and economic points. Hynes stated Perry's hobby in Ukraine is portion of US efforts to make your mind up on Western vitality ties to Eastern Europe.

"That's up to them to decide", he said.

When pressed if House Democrats are focusing too much on the impeachment inquiry rather than the American people, Jeffries said House Democrats are focusing on both. The exchange between former Reps.

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