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Trump addresses reporters at Joint Base Andrews in accordance with the act, the DNI Joseph Maguire, testified before the House Intelligence Committee.
The White house and the Democrats in Congress have moved to a state of total political war in the Wake of this week is the impressive document dumps, historical testimony and the prosecution’s request, the July start of President Trump on the phone with the Ukrainian President.
With the transcript of the call and the related whistleblower action now public — and the Deputy Director of national intelligence, will give his account to a house Committee Thursday — the battle between these two branches of government is really connected. And to give no side an inch.
TRUMP CALLS FOR THE SHIP TO RESIGN OVER ‘PARODY’ THE READING OF THE UKRAINE TO CALL
Trump and his allies are now ramping up their attacks on Democrats, the media, the whistleblowers and the various sources that fed information about the President, making its way in the complaint. House Democrats, meanwhile, have full power to move ahead with the formal impeachment inquiry announced at the beginning of this week, with reports on the legislator indicates a plan to move quickly with their investigation — the increase in the possibility of indictment before the end of the year.
“The presidential oath of office, the President of the United States, to do two things: Faithfully execute the demands of his or her office and to protect and defend the Constitution. The whistleblower complaint and call recording, provide the most graphic evidence yet trump has done neither,” House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff tweeted.
All of this played out in a few days, with Ukraine-controversy promotes democratic leadership in charge of action in a way that the Russia controversy. The White house, for its part, spent most of the week trying to clean the air. He published a transcript of the conversation with the Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenksy trump shows at the insistence of his Kiev counterpart to Biden “look in” former Vice-President Joe and his son—a move Democrats say was Trump seeks the help of a foreign power in the 2020 presidential election. The recently published whistleblower complaint to the same call contain additional allegations, including claims that officials wanted to hide the records of the call.
But the President and his legal team fight back by comparing the whistleblower and his sources, spies — and to ask whether this is all the work of the partisans.
“Sound more and more like the so-called Whistleblower not a Whistleblower at all. In addition, all second-hand information, which proved to be so inaccurate that it is not already someone else, a leaker, or a spy, feeding it to him or her? isan Operation?” Trump tweeted Friday.
He also has reporting blasted in the media, including the New York Times: “Peter Baker, for his current reporting on the call.
And he demanded the resignation of the ship, D-Calif., for “fraudulently” read a hyperbolic account of his telephone conversation with the Ukrainian President, during a hearing on Thursday.
Trump started raising questions about the whistleblower on Thursday.
“I want to know who the person is that gave the whistleblower the information?” Trump said, according to audio of his remarks at a private event in a New York hotel, the Los Angeles Times. “Because of the proximity of a spy.”
He added: “you know, what do we do in the old days, if we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to treat it a little differently than we do now.”
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow suggested Friday, the whistleblower, Washington had help in the writing of the complaint, the shaken.
“Do you think the whistleblower wrote the complaint? I mean, realistic?” Sekulow said on “Fox & Friends”. “Look at the phraseology, the Endnotes and footnotes—that wasn’t prepared by this Person. This was written by a law firm. The American people see how it is. No one has an appetite for more.”
Sekulow blown up, the fallout surrounding the controversy as “political theater.”
“It is not there, there,” he said. “There was no violation of law, rule or regulation.”
THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO WHISTLEBLOWER SOURCES, SUCH AS INCONSISTENCIES IN THE COMPLAINT
On Thursday, the Deputy Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, testified publicly before the house Intelligence Committee. Despite the pressed for hours by Democrats, Maguire claims that the whistleblower was the complaint “hearsay” and “second-hand” information—a feeling Sekulow echoed Friday.
Sekulow also responded to the accusations, the White house moved call-data records by a computer system, where they are usually kept, a system usually used for classified information.
“A cover-up? Think about that for a moment. The White house secured an interview with the President of Ukraine? It is so secret, and so a cover-up, here are the documents stated,” Sekulow. “This is nonsense.”
The transcript showed Trump press to examine Ukraine, the three-piece. Joe Biden has confirmed this, camera that, when he was Vice President, he successfully to the Ukraine, under pressure, to fire the Prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was the investigation of the natural gas company Burisma Holdings — where Biden’s son, Hunter, had a very lucrative role on the Board. Biden supporters say, Shokin was widely accused of corruption.
While the transcript of Trump’s press shows Ukraine “look in” the three-piece, it shows that the US President explicitly the link, the request to US aid that was frozen days earlier, a detail that fueled charges calls at the beginning of this week, and helped prompt House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to announce a formal indictment request on Tuesday.
Trump allies, like Sekulow, and others in the White house, used to have received this distinction to be maintained, the claim that “there was no quid pro quo.”
Meanwhile, the whistleblower, also, that Trump could be the personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the President mentioned, on the call Zelensky help in the anti-corruption probes, it was alleged, not properly involved in foreign interference to get in the 2020 presidential election.
Giuliani, though, defended his participation, told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, “I think I should get some sort of reward.”
“What you loaded, such as the Russian-fixing was really Ukrainian agreements,” Giuliani said on “The Ingraham angle” on Thursday evening. “I’m doing a effective work to show what fakes they are, and I’m revealing what a huge pay for play scheme you will be to find.”
Giuliani said the Atlantic on Thursday that he thinks he deserves praise for his involvement with the Ukraine.
“It is impossible that the whistleblower is a hero, and I’m not,” he told the Atlantic. “And I’ll be the hero! These idiots—when this is over, I’ll be the hero.”
But Democrats are about all of the developments as a feed, than on the gas pedal in your impeachment. Pelosi said on Friday that you have to have a precise timetable for the prosecution, although it is noted that it could take “time.”
Pelosi also noted that the house committees are involved in the process, examine go to the “cover-up” allegations, while saying that Trump’s comments about the whistleblowers were “dangerous”.
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To say “for the President, what he said, those who have supplied information to the whistleblower, the integrity in government,” said seriously undermines Pelosi on Friday. “But the President has the almost every day.”
The house and the Senate are on recess for the next two weeks, but the members plan to use you to speak this time, the member groups and garner support for the process.
“The Congress should speak to, who to their constituents, and gaining the perspective on that and why you think this is such an important facet of this ongoing investigation,” House majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said. “I think the idea of the public view is very important.”
And freshman pro-impeachment Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said members must “go home and educate them.”
Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Chad Pergram, and Matthew Reidy contributed to this report.