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The State Department late Friday released 100 pages of court-ordered documents that show that President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Secretary of state Mike Pompeo spoke to on the phone at least twice by the end of March within the same time frame of the events, which is currently the subject of investigation in a house impeachment inquiry.
The released records seemed to confirm the testimony of several important witnesses, including the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, who testified this week, a senior trump government representatives were involved, the President, to convince the efforts to start the Ukraine a probe into the former Vice-President Joe Biden and son Biden Hunter the shops in the country. The 100 pages also contain information on house Democrats, ” said Giuliani launched a so-called “smear campaign” against then-U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, leading to her fall.
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The documents were published by the American oversight, a nonprofit ethics watchdog investigation of Trump administration, a lawsuit under the ” Freedom of Information Act to provide information to the trump management of the business in Ukraine. The group seemed to find a gap in the White house, the objections to working in the house impeachment hearings after Congress issued a subpoena for similar information.
“The American supervision could these documents that you withhold no legal basis for the administration to, she said of Congress,” American supervision of the Executive Director Austin Evers in a statement. “ That shows conclusively that the administration is in the active obstruction of justice. The President and his allies should ask themselves whether the charges for a disability is not worth it when the strategy to go, in order to be effective.
Trump administration have included officials declined to testify on Capitol Hill, acting chief of staff of the White house Mick Mulvaney; John Eisenberg, the lead attorney in the National Security Council; Robert Blair, a top aide to Mulvaney; Michael Ellis, a National security Council aide; and Brian McCormack, an office for Management and Budget assistant.
In the documents, records from a March 27 E-Mail exchange, in the trump, the former Co were included Madeleine Westerhout helped Giuliani’s team will be in contact with Pompeo according to Giuliani’ s has said the assistant, they’ve been trying “and getting nowhere through the regular channels,” according to a copy of the documents submitted, Fox News, after the non-profit website crashed. Westerhout by E-Mail to an unnamed official at the State Department for the contact information for “S”, a reference to Pompeo. Finally, the phone number for Giuliani ‘ s assistant sent after the State Department official responded.
The E-Mails seemed to secure Sondland the claims that many top officials were involved in the “express” direction ” of the President, in his application for the Biden-probe, as well as information on the hack from the DNC server, in 2016. During his hearing on Wednesday, the Ambassador ignored in his original statement, but confirmed that it is bound to a explicit trade, with U.S. military help to Ukraine, in exchange for political favors.
“It was a ‘quid pro quo?’ Sondland said. “The answer is Yes.”
“Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret,” he added.
The documents supported the testimony of the U.S. diplomat David Hale, told the House Intelligence Committee, that Pompeo and Giuliani spoke to on the phone twice at the end of March. The records showed that Giuliani and Pompeo were scheduled to speak on the phone once, on March 26, before the E-Mail exchange, and again on the 29. March. The topics of conversation were not listed. Pompeo also Calif was scheduled to speak with Rep. Devin Nunes, R -., on 1. April. The ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, has strong Trump defended the entire impeachment hearings.
“It was designed to produce a certain action, driven by the Democrats and their supporters in the media,” Nunes said on Thursday about the hearings.
These conversations took place around the same time was called Yovanovitch back to Washington, at the beginning of April, before it Can finally be released. The career diplomat who has served both Republican and Democratic presidents, said last week that she was “kneecapped” by the trump-administration in their efforts to combat corruption in Ukraine. She also said she believed that Giuliani played a Central role in the people to tell, she was not in support of, the President.
Friday the statement from the American Supervisory tied up, the documents to what they called Giuliani the “smear campaign” against the Ambassador.
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“We can see why Mike Pompeo has against a release of this information to the Congress. There is a clear paper trail of Rudy Giuliani in the Oval Office Secretary Pompeo is shown to facilitate Giuliani’s smear campaign against a U.S. Ambassador,” the statement said.
Also in the documents was an April included-5 letter written by six former U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine – including the indictment, witness Bill Taylor – expressing concern about the “recent unsubstantiated allegations” questioning Yovanovitch, the work at the U.S. Embassy in Kiev. The Ambassador said that the claims against Yovanovitch comes from a letter written by Pompeo and Trump last may.
Fox News’ rich Edson, Adam Shaw, Alex Pappas, and Andrew O ‘ Reilly contributed to this report.