Senior State Department official appears before Trump impeachment probe

Clay Curtis
November 8, 2019

Yet, according to the transcripts, both Sondland and Volker described Trump as being transfixed by the wholly unsubstantiated idea, popular in Republican circles, that Ukraine assisted Democrats in their efforts to defeat Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

The merch "lets voters indicate their pork up of President Trump and stand against Democrats' partisan witch hunt", said campaign spokeswoman Sarah Matthews in a assertion.

Trump is the first president in modern history who has failed to divest from his business holdings.

Democrats have defended the inquiry, citing concerns that the president misused his public office for personal gain.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry, one of the "Three Amigos" tasked by the White House to set up a back channel to Ukraine, and Russell Vought, the acting White House budget chief, have already said they won't appear. Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly pulled from her post as US ambassador to Ukraine in May, will testify on November 15.

Still, Democrats have said they have enough material to move forward with public impeachment hearings, which would be a likely prelude to articles of impeachment - formal charges - being brought to a vote in the Democratic-controlled House.

Schiff's committee said later in the day that it had dropped an effort to force the cooperation of Charles Kupperman, a former White House deputy national security adviser who has refused to testify, saying it would take too long to resolve the issue in court. She ran even with Mr. Trump among registered voters in July and led by 7 points in September before building a 15-point lead in the latest poll.

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Sentiment on the impeachment inquiry into President Trump was split.

Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said the president almost got Bevin reelected.

"That was the nightmare", Taylor said.

The parties remain dug in, with 4 of 5 Democrats supporting impeachment and a similar proportion of Republicans opposing impeachment, the poll reported.

The Morning Consult poll surveyed 1,983 registered voters and had a margin of error of 2 percentage points.

"No amount of salacious media-biased headlines, which are clearly created to influence the narrative, change the fact that the president has done nothing wrong", said White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham in a statement.

A quid pro quo is not necessary, however, to prove high crimes or misdemeanors, which is the standard the U.S. Constitution requires for the impeachment of a president.

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