Republican congressman calls new details about Trump revealed in impeachment testimony 'alarming'

Clay Curtis
November 19, 2019

Trump is alleged to have used USA military aid to Ukraine as leverage to pressure President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate former United States vice president Joe Biden, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election.

Longtime White House budget employee Mark Sandy is expected to appear in a closed hearing on Saturday before the House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry.

Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him.

This follows allegations the president withheld the military aid to pressure the foreign nation into investigating political opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

In an interview with Fox News Channel's "Life, Liberty & Levin", Nunes said Ambassadors Marie Yovanovitch and Bill Taylor were "upset" that President Donald Trump was going around them in dealing with Ukraine, adding they should have just dealt with it.

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During the lunch Mr Sondland used his mobile phone to place the call to Mr Trump.

"If Ukrainians took a partisan position, they would significantly undermine the possibility of future bipartisan support", he said.

"Sir, in the context of what I understood to be the parallel process, Ambassador Sondland believed and at least related to me that the President was giving him instruction", Morrison replied.

In addition to Holmes, impeachment investigators will take public testimony this week from Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Alexander Vindman, a National Security Council official; Kurt Volker, former USA special envoy to Ukraine; Tim Morrison, a National Security Council official; Sondland; Laura Cooper, a Pentagon official; David Hale, a State Department official, and Hill.

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