nearvideo Democrat on the house impeachment vote: We are doing exactly what the Republicans asked
Rep. Jim Himes ask why the Republicans are against a house impeachment resolution that the rules are clear, and President of the Trump rights in the process.
Tim Morrison, who was the top adviser in the National security Council dealing with Russian and European Affairs, arrived on Capitol Hill to testify on Thursday morning, as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry in President Trump, a day after the resignation of his post.
Morrison’s testimony has the potential to damage for Trump, as he was quoted, by the actions of the US Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor as revealing that the US Ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland said a Ukrainian official, that the delivery of military aid to the country was dependent on Kiev’s help with an investigation of Burisma Holdings, the energy company in which Joe Biden, whose son Hunter was a member of the Board. In this case, and allegations of a quid pro quo tied to the military aid, are the heart of the impeachment probe.
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“I was scared of what Mr. Morrison told me of the conversation…. This was the first time that I had not heard that the security of support meetings, only the White house – was conditioned on the investigations,” Taylor said in his last testimony, references, as well as to discussions about a meeting between Trump and in the Ukraine, President.
The former top security adviser to President Donald Trump, Tim Morrison, arrives for a closed door meeting to testify, as a part of the house impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Trump does not insist that there was no quid pro quo, and the help that you have given, finally, also, bound to any inquiry.
The indictment request, which was by the house intelligence and Foreign Affairs committees began exploring Trump’s handling of the Ukraine, according to a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Zelensky, resulted in an anonymous whistle-blower complaint expressing concern that Trump was pressure on Ukraine in the investigation of his political opponents.
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Both presidents have now declared that there is no such pressure.
The Republicans criticized the impeachment inquiry process, including the lack of a full house vote at this point. Democratic leadership has insisted that such a vote has taken place, before the past impeachment inquiries – was unnecessary, but has to backtrack and to keep plans to a parliamentary vote on Thursday on a resolution to continue the investigation, and put in place different rules.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.