House Intel Chair Adam Schiff continued to deny Republican lawmakers access to any information surrounding the Ukraine whistleblower Tuesday; shutting down Devin Nunes’ line of questioning during televised hearings.
“What agency was this individual from?” asked Rep. Devin Nunes.
“If I can interject here. We don’t want to use these proceedings; we need to protect the whistleblower. Please stop. I want to make sure that there’s no effort to out the whistleblower during these hearings,” interrupted Schiff.
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BREAKING NOW: House Democrats Subpoena Mike Pompeo in Latest Impeachment Push
Democrats in the House of Representatives issued a subpoena to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Friday; demanding he hand-over documents to the Foreign Affairs Committee regarding President Trump’s personal phone call with the leader of Ukraine.
“The subpoena, which demands Pompeo provide documents by Oct. 4, was accompanied by a plan to depose five State Department officials, including Ambassador Kurt Volker, who reportedly arranged for Trump’s personal lawyer to meet with high-level Ukrainian officials, and Marie Yovanovitch, who was removed as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine by Trump,” reports Politico.
In impeachment inquiry, House panels subpoena Pompeo for Ukraine-related documents, hint at obstruction charge if he refuses https://t.co/IjC6DVvQI9
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 27, 2019
“The subpoenaed documents shall be part of the impeachment inquiry and shared among the Committees. Your failure or refusal to comply with the subpoena shall constitute evidence of obstruction of the House’s impeachment inquiry,” said a written statement from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings.
Three House committees subpoena U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents over Trump administration's dealing with Ukraine pic.twitter.com/pKf6zj3KTW
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 27, 2019
Breaking: Democrats Release First Transcripts from Closed-Door Impeachment Inquiry
House Democrats released the first transcripts from their closed-door impeachment inquiry Monday following a public outcry from Republicans that the hearings were being kept from the American people.
“The panels released testimony from former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both have appeared on Capitol Hill for testimony as part of the inquiry,” reports Fox News. “The interviews were released by Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Eliot Engel of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the Oversight and Reform Committee.”
“As we move towards this new public phase of the impeachment inquiry, the American public will begin to see for themselves the evidence that the committees have collected. With each new interview, we learn more about the President’s attempt to manipulate the levers of power to his personal political benefit,” read a statement from the three lawmakers.
All-Time High for Stock Market and all the Fake News wants to talk about is the Impeachment Hoax!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2019
“All-Time High for Stock Market and all the Fake News wants to talk about is the Impeachment Hoax!” posted the President on social media.
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Source: Fox News.