The House committees tasked with conducting the impeachment inquiry have released new transcripts from the closed-door depositions witnesses in the inquiry. Today, Nov. 11, the committees released the transcripts of the testimony given by Gordon Sondland, U.S.
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The more information becomes public about L’Affaire Ukrainienne, the wider and deeper the controversy becomes. Late on Oct. 3, Congress released perhaps the most damning information yet: excerpts from a trove of encrypted text messages provided by former Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker as part of his closed testimony earlier that day before those House committees leading the impeachment inquiry.
Thursday evening, the chairmen of the three House Committees—Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs and Intelligence—released text messages provided by Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine, as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s efforts to encourage Ukrainian officials to initiate an investigation of his possible political opponents in the 2020 presidential election.
The lawyers representing the intelligence community whistleblower released two letters responding to news reports about their client and his complaint.
The Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) released a statement about the whistleblower form that the Ukraine whistleblower used to file his complaint.
The chairmen of the three House committees—Oversight and Reform, Foreign Affairs, and Intelligence—issued a subpeona to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to produce documents related to the Trump administration's interractions with officials associated with the Ukrainian government.
The misconduct cannot be dismissed as unproven; it screams off the plain text of the White House’s own memorandum detailing the president’s phone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart.
The White House has released a memorandum of President Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The document is available here and below.
As of Sept. 24, the House of Representatives has formally launched impeachment proceedings against President Trump.
Editor’s Note: The article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
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