Dems release first impeachment probe, transcripts of closed-door interviews

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House Democrats leading Trump charge request first published the transcripts from her closed-door interview on Monday — ventilation of witnesses about the activities of the President of Trump’s associates with respect to Ukraine — in the midst of an outcry of the Republicans, that the proceedings be conducted in private.

The plates published testimony from the former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, and Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to the Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. They both appeared on Capitol Hill for a testimony as part of the investigation.


Among the revelations, which testifies in the transcripts: Yovanovitch, the Ukraine told her, Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani campaign, to displace you. Yovanovitch was pushed out of her job in may, Trump orders.


Yovanovitch said she learned this from Ukrainian officials last November or December, the Giuliani, the President’s personal lawyer, was in contact with Ukraine, the former top Prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, “and you had plans, and that they were, you know, do things, including me.”

“Basically, it was the people in the Ukrainian government, which said that Mr Lutsenko, the former attorney General, was in communication with mayor Giuliani,” she said.

McKinley, meanwhile, said in his deposition that part of the reason why he was resigned, he was a witness to the State Department tried to dig up dirt on the President’s opponents-something he had not seen “in 37 years in the diplomatic service.”

See “to obtain the resulting information about the commitment of our missions to negative political information, the combined for domestic purposes, with the failure I saw in the building to support for our professional cadre, in a particularly difficult time, I think the combination was a pretty good reason to decide … more I had to play a useful role,” McKinley said.

The interviews were published, 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.

In a statement, the three Democrats said, “As we move forward in the direction of this new, more public phase of the impeachment inquiry, the American public will begin to see for themselves the evidence, the collected bodies. With each new interview, we learn more about the President to manipulate the levers of power, to his personal political advantage.”

House Republicans in recent days have called on the Democrats to have the full transcripts.

“The selective leaking, in which the house Intelligence Committee was commissioned, you must immediately terminate and the full and complete record must-see for the American people,” Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of the House GOP leadership, wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week.

On Monday, the Republicans are still in question, the procedure. “Democrats cherry pick, the copies you release, and when,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. “Why not release the Ambassador Volker testimony? He was to witness the first witness to!”

Interview with reporters at the Capitol, ship, said Democrats release additional transcripts, including the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland and the former US envoy to the Ukraine, Kurt Volker.


In your testimony, Yovanovitch also, investigators said that she was disloyal to the President.

“I heard the allegation in the media that I allegedly said, to ignore our Embassy team, the accused are the President’s orders, because he was going to,” she said. “That the claim is false. I never said such a thing to my message, colleagues, or anyone eIse.”

Yovanovitch was called from Kiev as Giuliani Ukrainian officials pushed to investigate corruption allegations against Democrats Joe Biden and his son Hunter, who was involved with a gas company.

The resolution passed by the house last week approved the committees to request their most recent stuff, copies of statements and interviews, the public in advance of public hearings.

Fox News’ Gillian Turner, Guerin Hays and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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