Dinner download: Tape surfaces of Trump calling for Ukrainian ambassador's firing

Dinner download: Tape surfaces of Trump calling for Ukrainian ambassador's firing

Dinner download: Tape surfaces of Trump calling for Ukrainian ambassador's firing

Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, former independent counsel Ken Starr and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi will speak on specific topics.

Grisham spoke to Fox News' Howard Kurtz, who started things off on Sunday's edition of MediaBuzz by asking about Trump's latest tweetstorm calling his impeachment a "hoax" and an act of "massive election interference".

When Trump's legal team launched his defence at his impeachment trial on Saturday, they outlined a case far removed from his all-caps claims of a ideal phone call with his Ukrainian counterpart and denunciations of his political foes.

The bulk of Republicans - 84 percent - disagreed, while most Democrats - 81 percent - agreed.

Mr Schiff has said he viewed the statement made by Mr Trump on Twitter as a threat. Their questions must be in writing.

Lawmakers on both sides - along with Alan Dershowitz, a consultant to Mr. Trump's legal team - took to the Sunday morning talk show circuit to make the case for or against Mr. Trump. "Given its importance to the national interest, we chose to release this recording in a manner meant to ensure equal public access, and in an effort to provide clarity to the American people and the Senate as to the need to conduct a fair trial, with witnesses and evidence", he said. It would take four Republican senators to join the Democratic minority to seek witnesses, and so far the numbers appear lacking.

The Senate is heading next week toward a pivotal vote on Democratic demands for testimony from top Trump aides, including acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and former National Security Adviser John Bolton, who refused to appear before the House. Is that the goal of a Senate trial?

Acquitting President Donald Trump of obstruction during his impeachment trial could reshape the power structure between the president and Congress forever, creating graver implications than the abuse-of-power claims, Sen.

Trump has repeatedly said he does not know Parnas well.

The Associated Press has not reviewed the recording.

The recording is of 2018 meeting at the Trump Hotel in Washington that Trump had with donors. including two now-indicted associates of his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.

"I don't know those gentlemen", Trump said of Parnas and Fruman last October following their arrest. In her time as ambassador, Yovanovitch developed a reputation for fighting corruption in Ukraine.

She was sacked a year later following a campaign by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and others, including Parnas and Igor Fruman. They are key figures in the investigation who were indicted previous year on campaign finance charges.

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