in the vicinityVideoRep. Adam Schiff, says the text of the Ukraine call reflects “a classic mafia-like shakedown of a foreign leader’
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff makes remarks after White House releases unredacted text of President Trump, the phone conversation with the newly elected Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
Top house Democrats demanded the administration turn over a whistleblower report on President Trump’s handling of the Ukraine, indicating that a recently published transcript was “damning” for the President, but not sufficient for the continuation of their investigation.
“The Congress needs to the full and unredacted whistleblower complaint,” a statement by a number of Committee chairmen on Wednesday. “We need to talk with the whistleblower. We need the records of the communication. Thursday is to be activated the deadline for the information about.
“We need to talk with these knowledgeable about the efforts of the President, the attorney General and the President the personal lawyer to secure political help from the Ukraine, the decision to freeze the safety help, and the attempt to cover it up.
“We also need to the records requested by our committees, the State Department and the White house — morning meeting — or we’ll subpoena you.”
DEMS DOUBLE DOWN ON THE REMOVAL TO UKRAINE OF THE TRANSCRIPT OF THE RELEASE, DESCRIBE THE CALL AS A MAFIA-STYLE SHAKEDOWN’
The Committee Chairmen — Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, and Eliot Engel, D-NY, helped turn up the pressure on the White house, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., began procedure, the prosecuting official for the prosecution and the court. During Tuesday’s announcement, Pelosi specifically accused the administration of breaking the law, by the suppression of a whistleblower from reporting on Trump’s comments to the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
The committees subpoena threat came shortly after the White house released a transcript of the President. July-call with Zelensky in an obvious attempt to the repeatedly expressed concerns that he engaged in a kind of quid pro quo.
The Protocol contained no explicit quid pro quo for foreign aid, but delighted Democrats “, as it is trump showed requesting an investigation into former Vice-President Joe Biden, at a sensitive time in U.S.-Ukrainian relations.
Democrats believed, to disturb that Trump is trying, in the 2020 election, by pressure on Zelensky in the pursuit of the allegations that Biden is considered the front-runner among the Democrats seeking to overthrow, Trump, improperly, the burning of the Ukraine’s top Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin influenced his son to protect hunters. Shokin had, Biden was the investigation of a natural gas company, Hunter, as a member of the board of directors.
‘SQUAD’ MEMBERS CALL FOR IMPEACHMENT, ACCORDING TO TRUMP-RELEASES OF THE UKRAINE TRANSCRIPT: ‘WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT’
“Let’s be clear: no quid-pro-quo is required in order to our country betrayed. Trump asked, to interfere with a foreign government in our elections-that is betrayal enough. The corruption exists or not, if Trump threatened — explicitly or implicitly -that there is a lack of cooperation lead to restraint of military assistance could be Oversight,” the statement by the Chairman of the House-to read the judiciary, intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees.
“Ukraine depends on the US for economic, military and diplomatic support-especially in his attempts to push against the Russian aggression — and is particularly susceptible to pressure from any US President. For a country so dependent on the USA, nothing more was necessary.
“The call was allegedly preceded by a decision by trump to keep decreased, vital security assistance, and it was followed in quick succession by his personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, meeting with a top aide to new Ukrainian President in Trump’s direction. According to reports, the Ukrainians will eventually became aware of the fact that the aid was held back and expressed concern to U.S. officials.”
Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, has allowed to say, the Ukraine, Biden to investigate, but not maintained, it was part of a larger influence on the 2020 presidential election.
Fox News’ Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.