GOP Rep. Says Trump Asking Ukraine To Investigate Biden Was 'Inappropriate'

11 Novembre, 2019, 23:23 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • GOP Rep. Says Trump Asking Ukraine To Investigate Biden Was 'Inappropriate'

Democrats now hold a solid majority, 233 seats to 197 for Republicans, with four seats now vacant and one held by an independent.

All of them are making it more hard for Trump to argue there's nothing to see here.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told WCSC-TV, a CBS News affiliate in SC, on Monday that he believes the testimony will show that the Trump administration's dealings with Ukraine were focused on rooting out corruption.

GOP-affiliated political groups and candidates have spent more than $8 million at the president's various resorts and properties since President Trump was elected in 2016, according to a new analysis.

One of the defenses by Republicans against these accusations is that because President Trump released the aid money on September 11 without getting the investigations, or even public statements about investigations, that there could be no quid pro quo. She said "this is a very strong case of bribery".

Mitt Romney, R-Utah, have largely avoided directly criticizing Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

On NBC's "Meet the Press", Sen.

"Then on Friday, they will hear from Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former American ambassador to Ukraine, about her abrupt recall to Washington this spring amid a campaign to smear her as disloyal". The list included the whistleblower and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden. Mr Biden is a leading contender for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election.

Several Democrats on Sunday pushed back against their GOP counterparts' request.

Representative Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, which will hold the hearings on Wednesday and Friday this week, accused Trump on Sunday of "extortion".

Trump was referring to the first of his two calls with Zelensky, which he made in April.

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"So if they don't call the whistleblower in the House, this thing is dead on arrival in the Senate", Graham said. "We have the other people coming forward to actually testify".

With Democrats in control of the House of Representatives, impeachment appears highly likely, as soon as the end of 2019.

Democrats and critics of the administration have long argued that the president's financial arrangements, namely his decision to not sell his businesses before taking office, violate the constitution's Emoluments Clause prohibiting gifts to members of the federal government.

Some Republicans, meanwhile, focused on the process of the impeachment inquiry rather than on the substance of the allegations against Trump.

"I believe it's inappropriate for a president to ask a foreign leader to investigate a political rival", Thornberry told ABC News' "This Week" host Martha Raddatz. The importance of process, Thornberry maintained, can not be ignored.

"There's a reason we let murderers and robbers and rapists go free when their due process rights have been violated", he said, saying you can not "sweep process under the rug".

Joshua Nelson is a freelance reporter for Fox News. Especially when some Democrats involved in the inquiry say they already have enough to impeach Trump?

"I think we should just turn over every rock and pursue every lead to ultimately get to the truth", Hurd said.

'Adam Schiff therefore lied to Congress and attempted to defraud the American Public.

However, a transcript released by the White House of the call shows that Trump didn't mention any kind of quid pro quo. RealClear reports that Ciaramella remained there into the Trump administration, and headed the Ukraine desk at the National Security Council, eventually transitioning into the West Wing, until June 2017.

"I think we should be protecting the identity of the whistleblower", Will Hurd, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer and a Republican member of the committee, said on the "Fox News Sunday" program, "because how we treat this whistleblower will impact whistleblowers in the future".

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