closevideo source Fox: whistleblowers don’t have first-Hand knowledge’ of the Trump-Ukraine-call
Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano on the potential legal consequences of the whistleblower controversy.
Just a day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strongly recommended that you warmed to the idea of the impeachment of President Trump, the leader of the house Democrats scheduled a meeting for Tuesday afternoon how to handle an explosive whistle-blower complaint about the President’s call with Ukrainian President last summer.
A report in Politico late Monday suggested that Democrats vote in may on a resolution to condemn trump for the alleged pressure on Ukraine to investigate the management, possible corruption of Joe Biden, whose son Hunter in respect of its operations in the country.
And The Washington Post reported in the evening that Pelosi was sounding out members of the Democratic caucus, to see if the time has come to indict the President.
Speaking of Fox News, a house democratic leadership aide indicated that the trade-not for the condemnation of the President, would be the headline Democrats ” agenda in a caucus meeting on Wednesday of this week, even if a disconnected session on Tuesday was planned in fact.
“The strong concentration of the group on Wednesday’s trade,” the aide told Fox News. “A second group was added to ensure sufficient time for discussion of the whistleblower’s role, and a number of other urgent matters on Tuesday afternoon.”
Earlier on Monday, a person familiar with the situation told Fox News that the whistleblower in question, which is not “first Hand knowledge” of trump conversation with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky.
The source said that it was clearly in the complaint, the whistleblower has a direct knowledge of the July call.
Fox News has learned that, in General, several U.S. officials would be on such calls with the President, but this would not mean that the Person was one of those people. It is unclear whether or not the individual you are reading a transcript of the conversation, heard it in conversation, or have a other way.
SOURCE FOX NEWS: WHISTLE-BLOWER CALL THEM, HAD NO FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE OF TRUMP
Nevertheless, Democrats have pressed for, is in the front on the Problem, even if it risked backfiring by exposing possible misconduct by the former Vice-President.
“The Senate Republicans” see no evil, hear no evil ” attitude is unacceptable and must change,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in the Senate on Monday. “This is again a question of duty. There is no room here, none.”
The New York Democrat earlier in the day she wrote a letter to Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, asking him a Problem, subpoenas, and hearings on the complaint.
Hunter Biden, the shops in the Ukraine be under control, at the same time his father, the Vice-President has admitted that pressure on the country to fire their top Prosecutor. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)
In a floor speech Monday afternoon, the Kentucky Republican, rejected these calls from Democrats who say the Senate Intelligence Committee, was listening to a well-established process and work was, from the intelligence community inspector General this week.
“It is unfortunate that House Intelligence Committee Chairman [Adam] have chosen ship and Sen. Schumer to politicize the issue,” McConnell said, calling for the search into the matter in a “reasonable, conscious, cross-party way.”
At least one Republican legislator to call for the publication of the transcript of the Trump.
“At this stage, in view of the seriousness of the allegations, it is very important that the Protocol and possibly also of the whistleblower to the front,” said Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney, an occasional Trump critic and former presidential rivals.
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Meanwhile, top Republicans, including California Rep. Devin Nunes said before that the gambit non-starter for Democrats. Late Sunday evening, the trombone sounded a similar note, tweeting was the “true story” that “Sleepy Joe Biden” had to “is not forced to take a tough public Prosecutor, the his son to enter the company of the threat posed by the large US-Dollar in the Ukraine.”
Yes, the whistleblowers, the claim could mislead, the examination of the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy. The former Vice President has declared, in front of the camera, in March 2016, he will withhold $is not triggered private President Petro Poroshenko threatened that the US would 1 billion in guarantees for loans from the Ukraine, if its top Prosecutor.
“I said, ‘you are not always told Biden the billions,'” says Poroshenko at a Council on Foreign Relations event of the year. “I’m going to leave it here, in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at her and said: ‘I am leaving in six hours. If the public Prosecutor is not fired, you are not getting the money.'”
“Well, son of a b—h he fired,” Biden continued, according to the assured Poroshenko that Obama knew about the arrangement. “And, you put someone who was firmly in the time.”
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It remained unclear whether this Biden directly with the Prosecutor’s office probe into the company in connection with Hunter, than other countries, allegedly, the Prosecutor wanted to so well.
At the same time, Trump acknowledged Sunday that he communicates with Zelensky on Biden, and that the conversation relates to “the corruption takes place, and largely the fact that we do not want our people like Vice President Biden and his son, [contribution], to the corruption in the Ukraine.”
The President and top officials maintained Sunday that there is nothing inappropriate occurred on the call.
The whistleblower drama began after The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Trump had repeatedly asked to investigate Zelenskiy, Hunter Biden, who had an important role in a natural gas company, which had a Ukrainian Prosecutor in the investigation as part of a corruption probe.
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Trump’s interview came as his government held up to $ 250 million in military assistance to Ukraine, money that the White house released later. The President said he wanted to pay for the European countries, more for their own defense, and denied, delayed any military development aid.
At a conference, two years after he left office, Joe Biden openly boasted, successfully put pressure on the Ukraine to the fire, the Prosecutor, if he as vice president.
The Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire is expected to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in an open hearing on Thursday. Democrats have tried, the full whistleblower complaint and the testimony of the whistleblower.
“If the administration consists in the blocking of this whistleblower, the disclosure is to the Congress, a serious violation of constitutional duties by the President, you will be in a grave, a new Chapter of lawlessness, the us is in a new Phase of the investigation,” Pelosi, D-Calif., Sunday warned. “Thank you for your patriotism.”
Pelosi went on: “We need to be sure that the President and his Administration are always carrying out of our national security and foreign policy in the best interest of the American people, not the President’s personal or political interest.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., hit heavily on Sunday that it was considering pressing charges, the President, if certain requirements relating to the whistle-blowers were not met. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)
CNN talk ‘ s “state of the Union,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also impeachment said, on the table. The ship has previously claimed to have hard evidence that the Trump team, improperly co-operation with Russia.
“Why can’t the President just say, ‘let complaint, the whistleblower.’ Clearly he is afraid of the public to see,” ship said. “This would be the deepest violation of the presidential oath of office, certainly during this presidency, which says a lot, but maybe during each presidency. It is not a privilege that covers corruption. It is not a privilege to be involved, sneaky discussions.”
The top Democrats ” rhetoric came soon after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the night on Sunday was behavior at the end of a dormant, but long-simmering and sometimes explosive feud with top house Democrats in the form of a fiery tweet: “At this point, the bigger national scandal is not the President of the lawbreaking – it is the democratic party, the refusal to charge him.”
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To reach out to Pelosi and Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, appeared to be a truce of sorts after a closed-door meeting in July, to facilitate in which the two sought-after, in-fighting, that some Democrats viewed as counterproductive. The meeting came shortly before the departure of Ocasio-Cortez-chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.