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Democrats Release Deposition Of Their Star Witness In Impeachment Inquiry

House Democrats on Wednesday released a transcript of a deposition from Bill Taylor, the U.S. diplomat who Democrats consider one of their top witnesses in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. In his Oct. 22 deposition, Taylor testified at length about his work with two other diplomats, EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, and former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker, as ...

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Schiff Announces Impeachment Hearings Schedule, Says ‘More To Come’

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday that three diplomats will testify next week as part of the first wave of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Schiff announced on Twitter that William Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, will testify in a ...

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New York Times Won’t Unmask Whistleblower, Top Editor Tells WaPo

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The executive editor for the New York Times told the Washington Post that the outlet doesn’t plan on unmasking the whistleblower, despite President Donald Trump urging the media to do so. Dean Baquet, NYT’s executive editor, said that he’s “not sure” he sees the point “in unmasking someone who wants to remain anonymous,” according to an article published Tuesday evening ...

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House Democrats Release Transcripts of Kurt Volker and Gordon Sondland Depositions

House Democrats on Tuesday released transcripts of closed-door depositions with two key witnesses in the Trump impeachment push, former Ukrainian special envoy Kurt Volker and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland. Volker and Sondland were questioned on Oct. 3 and Oct. 17, respectively, about their interactions in recent months with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian officials. Democrats began on Monday releasing ...

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Whistleblower Willing To Submit Written Answers To House Republicans, Lawyer Says

The intelligence community whistleblower who filed a complaint against President Donald Trump is willing to answer questions from Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee in writing, his lawyer said Sunday. The attorney, Mark Zaid, said that he reached out on Saturday to Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, to offer to provide written answers under ...

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Lawyers For Whistle-blower Threaten Journalists to Avert Speculation About Client’s Identity

A lawyer for the CIA analyst who sparked the impeachment push against President Donald Trump says he is not limiting future legal options against news outlets or individuals who identify the whistleblower, should they be physically harmed. “I am not going to be limiting any future options that may exist,” Andrew Bakaj told the Daily Caller News Foundation Friday. Bakaj ...

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WH Official Testifies He Was ‘Not Concerned That Anything Illegal Was Discussed’ On Ukraine Call

Timothy Morrison, the White House’s senior director for European affairs, told Congress on Thursday that he did not believe ‘anything illegal’ transpired in a phone call between President Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky. Morrison is the second White House official who listened in on the July 25 phone call to testify as part of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. According to Morrison’s prepared ...

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Pompeo Takes A Shot At Hunter Biden, Defends Trump’s Ukraine Call

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United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a shot at Hunter Biden and defended President Donald Trump’s Ukraine call Wednesday. Pompeo spoke out in an exclusive interview with the New York Post where he defended the president’s phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, saying that the phone call was “deeply consistent” with the Trump administration’s Ukraine policies. Trump ...

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Bolton Called To Testify In Trump Impeachment Inquiry

House investigators called on former National Security Adviser John Bolton to testify next week in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Bolton had reportedly expressed concerns with the president’s pressure campaign on Ukraine for political information, three people who heard Oct. 14 testimony from White House aide Fiona Hill told the Times on Oct. 15. ...

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‘Surprised’ And ‘Disappointed’: Kevin McAleenan Rejects Democrats’ House Subpoena

Outgoing DHS chief Kevin McAleenan blasted Democrat Rep. Bennie Thompson for ordering him to testify before his committee a day before he is due to vacate his position.  Thompson, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, is holding a terrorism-related hearing on Oct. 30, but McAleenan is stepping down from his position on Oct. 31.  The DHS chief also accused ...

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Judge Orders DOJ To Give Mueller Grand Jury Material To House Democrats

A federal judge on Friday ordered the Justice Department to provide grand jury materials from the special counsel’s investigation to the House Judiciary Committee, in what will be hailed as a major legal win for congressional Democrats. Judge Beryl Howell set Oct. 30 as the deadline for DOJ to provide grand jury information cited in the special counsel’s report, which ...

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Republicans Call Out Schiff For Flip-Flopping On Whistleblower Testimony

The top Republicans on three congressional committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump called out Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday for reversing course on calling a CIA whistleblower to testify before Congress, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The Republicans also asked Schiff to arrange public testimony from the whistleblower and any other ...

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State Department Official Says Joe Biden Aide Shot Down His Concerns About Burisma In 2015

A senior State Department official told Congress this week that an aide to Joe Biden rebuffed him in 2015 when he raised concerns over Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian natural gas company. George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, told lawmakers in a secret deposition on Tuesday that ...

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State Department Official Said He Raised Concerns Over Burisma Corruption In 2016

A top State Department official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he had concerns in 2016 with corruption at Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian energy company linked to Hunter Biden. George Kent said that he raised those concerns ahead of an event involving Burisma and USAID. Kent was also highly critical of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who pushed for investigations of Burisma ...

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NYT Says Unnamed People Fear White House Review Of Ukraine Call Is Hunt For Scapegoat

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The New York Times said in an article Tuesday that “people familiar with” a White House decision to open an internal review of a Ukraine call fear it “is a hunt for a scapegoat” but provided little details as to who was making that claim or on what basis. The article, written in part by NYT reporters Maggie Haberman and ...

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