Published: Mon, November 11, 2019
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Republicans in Impeachment Probe Want to Question Biden's Son, Whistleblower

Republicans in Impeachment Probe Want to Question Biden's Son, Whistleblower

On Saturday, Trump called the soon-to-be-released transcript very important.

As the House of Representatives prepares to hold open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump next week, newly released transcripts of lawmakers' closed-door interviews with government officials shed more light on Trump's dealings with Ukraine and the central role his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, played in USA relations with Ukraine.

"You go and tell Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up on this", Hill said Bolton told her.

Trump said Friday that he was "not concerned about anything" when asked about the impeachment inquiry.

Republican Congressman Mac Thornberry said on ABC's This Week this morning that while President Donald Trump's Ukraine call was "inappropriate", he doesn't find it impeachable. Among them: Biden's son, Hunter; one of his former associates at a Ukrainian energy company; and the anonymous whistleblower. Zelensky has also publicly denied there was any pressure from Trump during the call. Yovanovitch, who was ousted in May at Trump's direction, told investigators she had been told to "watch my back" and that people were "looking to hurt" her.

Public hearings in the impeachment inquiry begin on Wednesday, with testimony from Ambassador Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent scheduled.

He also said he is thinking about revealing information from a first telephone call he had last April with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

"There's a reason we let murderers and robbers and rapists go free when their due process rights have been violated", he said, saying you can not "sweep process under the rug".

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Friday asked to join a federal lawsuit seeking a judicial ruling on whether Congress can compel President Trump's senior advisers to testify in the impeachment inquiry. Sondland said he had "assumed" the aid and investigations were connected and that Trump repeated to him that he did not want a "quid pro quo". Trump added, "The Republicans have never been so united and I think the people of our country have never been so united".

Fox also reported that pursuant to newly-approved rules governing the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Democrats get to decide who testifies before the committee.

Democrats want to know if Trump withheld almost $400 million in military aid to Ukraine to get President Volodomyr Zelenskiy to publicly commit himself to investigating Joe Biden, a potential Trump rival in the 2020 presidential election, for corruption.

In this November 4, 2019, photo, people wearing shirts with the words "Read the Transcript" arrive to attend a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Lexington, Ky.

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