Ukraine dispute boils over as Senate leaders trade barbs on the floor, Dems threaten coercive measures

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Senate Minority Leader Schumer says the Senate is to take in the duty, the “national security matter seriously’; chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reports from Washington.

The escalation of the controversy over President Trump the phone conversation with Ukraine’s President has a fight on Capitol Hill about Democrats ” sparked demands for a copy of the whistleblower lawsuit against Trump, as some liberal legislators subpoenas while the Republicans threatened called upon to exercise restraint, while you gather the facts.

Democrats have seized on allegations that Trump under pressure to investigate the Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky,, dealing with a 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, to revive his son, Hunter, relying on these claims, calls for impeachment.

Trump has denied any wrongdoing, but Democrats have been running at full speed, calls for the whistleblower lawsuit to be released to the legislature.


“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.


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.”

In a statement Monday, the Iowa GOP Sen. Chuck Grassley, the lawmakers urged not to rush to judgment.

“One thing we know is that rein is loose speculation by politicians and the media is helpful,” he said. “This is how the wrong-Russia agreement narrative took root.”

He added: “Let’s not repeat the mistakes of the past. Going forward, it is important to respect the law and the whistleblower, the confidentiality of while we gather the facts of the case. And, of course, transparency is always the best policy, so long as we threaten the national security.”

On Wednesday, the Democrats the presidency in three house committees in a letter to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, the Department asks subpoenas for the production of documents in connection with the complaint, or face.

To disturb “the search after entering a foreign actor, with an American choice under our sovereignty, to preserve democracy and the Constitution, the President has vowed to protect and defend the runs,” the President wrote. “But the President and his personal lawyer abuse now seem to be open to entry in exactly this kind of power with the Ukrainian government before the election in 2020.”

The letter was from the ship, the house Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel of New York, and Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings from Maryland.

Meanwhile, a source “told Fox News on Monday that the whistleblower, triggered the complaint first-Hand knowledge” of the conversation. The source said that it was clearly in the complaint, the whistleblower has a direct knowledge of the July-phone call between Trump and Zelensky.

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 a conversation, or learned it in any other way.


These new details lined in skepticism about the accusations of Trump’s allies in Congress, with a bit of it compared to call, as Democrats rushed to the Supreme Court, judge Brett Kavanaugh, the prosecution last week. Some Democrats abandoned after The New York Times changed an explosive article about the new college-era allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh, to make it clear that the alleged victim had no memory of the alleged episode.

On Fox News’ “outnumbered Overtime” GOP Rep. Chris Stewart from Utah on Monday, the two situations compared, and called for restraint in relation to the whistleblower complaint. “I think it’s fair to just take a breath and say, let’s just find out the facts and see what happens,” he said.

Rep. Chris Stewart warns President Trump critic, and the brakes talk to pumps on impeachment

Without knowledge of the facts, Democratic charges, President Trump asks about the whistleblower complaint, have no credibility, says Utah Congressman Chris Stewart, Republican member of the House Intelligence Committee.

Republicans are trying to have the return of the focus on Biden. Trump allies claimed to be the son of Hunter benefited incorrectly from business relationships in the Ukraine with energy company Burisma Holdings as a member of the board and the question is asked, whether his father, the former Vice-President, helped to protect it through the search after the sacking of Prosecutor Viktor Shokin, the views of the company and its owners.

Trump, in a Sunday night tweet, said that the Ukrainian government supports him by saying that he was pressured during the call. In the same tweet, he said, the “true story” was to fire Biden to pressure Ukraine Shokin.

Burisma hired Hunter Biden, in April 2014, two months after the Ukraine-Russia-friendly President was ousted amid protests and his father was involved heavily in the efforts of the United States to support the new pro-Western government and its promise to fight corruption. The attitude of the younger Biden expressed immediate concerns that the Ukrainian company, whose owner was looking for was a political ally of the ousted President, to gain influence with the Obama administration.


Two years later, Biden, the Vice-President, threatened to withhold $1 billion in guarantees for loans from the Ukraine, unless Shokin was fired. Many critics in the Ukraine and the West had accused Shokin soft on corruption, but he also had an investigation into the Burisma owner led.

Fox News reported on the Biden controversy in April. The New York Times published a long story, the matter in may. But the controversy flew largely under the radar until last week. While the heat was to investigate the trump card on the question of whether he is put under pressure, the Ukraine, the three-piece that firestorm has several news agencies back to the original Biden controversy surrounding context.

Fox News’ Chad Pergram, Jake Gibson, Ronn Blitzer and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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