Mulvaney tests House subpoena power as Republicans push for Hunter Biden


Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Texas Republican, sought to portray Trump's request for a favor in his phone call with the Ukrainian president as falling short of a demand.

"I don't want to give credibility to a corrupt witch hunt", Trump said.

Trump said the second transcript would probably be released on Tuesday.

Trump has denied doing the leisure nasty.

But Eisenberg, according to Vindman and other witnesses, hid an abbreviated official transcript of the call in a highly classified computer filing system not normally used for such records, as if to prevent others from ever seeing it.

"You go and tell Eisenberg that I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up on this", Hill said Bolton told her. In recent cases related to the House impeachment inquiry, federal judges have repeatedly sided with the House, saying it should get what it has asked for.

The impeachment investigation has escalated after several witnesses testified behind closed doors that they believed that $400 million in military aid to Ukraine and a meeting with Zelensky hinged on Kiev complying with Trump's request to investigate Biden and 2016 election meddling.

"There mustn't be the leisure. There should not be impeachment hearings", Trump said.

"They shouldn't be having public hearings".

Speaking about the House impeachment inquiry from half a world away, she echoed her father's view that the investigation is aimed at overturning the 2016 election that put him in the White House. The whistleblower sparked the inquiry into Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden.

Vindman testified that Gordon Sondland, a Trump donor serving as ambassador to the European Union, told the visiting officials that if they hoped to win that coveted face-to-face meeting, "the Ukrainians would have to deliver an investigation into the Bidens". Most prominent among them: the anonymous whistleblower and former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter. Saturday marked Republicans' time restrict to post the build a query to.

Other individuals Nunes said should testify included Devon Archer, an associate of Hunter Biden; former Democratic National Committee staffer Alexandra Chalupa; and Nellie Ohr, a "former contractor for opposition research firm Fusion GPS", which commissioned the famous Steele dossier on links between Trump and Russian Federation.

The ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes of California, sent the list Saturday to committee Chairman Adam Schiff of California, who is unlikely to approve all of the witnesses on it.

Trump said he was releasing the transcript to be more transparent, then repeated his complaint about the House inquiry. Giuliani's efforts, with support from the President, led to the ouster of America's top diplomat in Ukraine, who stood in his way, while enlisting emissaries who have since been indicted.

Moreover, the testimony presentations a President quiet from the integral role Ukraine performs in USA coverage towards Russian Federation - but moreover entertaining in his agitation toward Ukraine.

Both officials are among almost a dozen who have testified behind closed doors so far, and both said they were not the whistleblower.

CNN's Kevin Liptak, Manu Raju, Jeremy Herb, Marshall Cohen, Phil Mattingly and Kate Sullivan contributed to this account.