The third day of the House Intelligence Committees public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump began today.
Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said in his opening statement, “How could our diplomats urge Ukraine to refrain from political investigations of its own citizens, if the president of the United States was urging Ukraine to engage in precisely the same kind of corrupt and political investigations of one of our own citizens?”
While Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee, noted that the mainstream medias reporting hasnt lined up with the testimonials.
Career diplomats have provided “second-hand and third-hand objections with” Trumps foreign policy mandates,” he said.
“They were unable to identify any crime or impeachment offense that the president committed,” he remarked, adding that this “is the same preposterous reporting that the media offered on the Russia hoax.”
The media has “learned absolute nothing” in its reporting on the investigation led by former special counsel Robert Mueller and have moved on to Ukraine.
Lt. Col. Vindman, an official in the National Security Council (NSC) and Vice President Mike Pences aide Jennifer Williams testified.
Williams is a career foreign service officer who specializes in Eastern European affairs, while Vindman is a career Army officer who was the Director for European Affairs for the United States National Security Council.
Williams said that the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine President Zelensky was unusual. The phone caRead More – Source