Trump impeachment: Second whistle-blower emerges

Monday, 07 Oct, 2019

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released a statement requesting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to end the impeachment inquiry she launched last week until "transparent and equitable rules and procedures are established to govern the inquiry, as is customary".

He spent all Friday in a secured Capitol room taking testimony from the intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson who received the initial whistle-blower complaint that blew open the impeachment inquiry.

The committees released the texts involving Mr Trump's Ukraine envoy, Kurt Volker, after he testified behind closed doors on Thursday.

Rep. Jim Jordan of OH and Sen.

Sean Patrick Maloney defended fellow Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff within the face of blistering assaults from President Trump over the Home's impeachment effort.

Media reports have said Hunter Biden was paid up to $50,000 a month as a member of the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma. Despite the indisputable truth that the timing raised considerations among anti-corruption advocates, there has been no proof of wrongdoing by either Biden.

Biden spokesman Andrew Bates said Trump had "sent his administration into a tailspin by trying to bully a foreign country into spreading a comprehensively debunked conspiracy theory about the vice president" and he predicted Trump would lose "the old-fashioned way: an intervention by his own country - courtesy of the American people - in 2020".

"Because I don't think that's what he did", Jordan said. Biden wrote in The Washington Post that he had a message for Trump and "those who facilitate his abuses of power". Please know that I'm not going anywhere.

"I'm just telling you what the statement is". Marco Rubio's (R-FL) response to Trump's comment, Jordan claimed Trump was merely "getting the press all spun up about this".

"The great Scam is being revealed!"

Responding to a question on appropriateness of the investigation against Trump, Pompeo alleged that "there's clearly politics involved" in it.

The president argued in his Twitter that the Utah Republican should be removed from office and that former Sen.

But in an appearance on NBC, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan raised questions about the country's continuing stability under Trump.

Trump wrote at one level, continuing to paint himself because the sufferer of a "deep bid" and hostile Democrats, even after standing on the South Lawn closing week and publicly calling on but any other global authorities, China, to analyze Biden.

And in a key development, a potential second whistleblower was reportedly weighing whether to come forward.

In accordance with news of a extra whistleblower, Sen. Romney's sharp criticism has sparked a furious response from Trump, who took the extraordinary step Saturday of calling for Romney's impeachment after labeling him "pompous" and "a fool".

"Based on all of the money he & his family probably 'extorted, ' Joe should hang it up", Trump said. At least two other witnesses are set for depositions this week: Gordon Sondland, the USA ambassador to the European Union, and Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly ousted as the US ambassador to Ukraine in May. President Trump has repeatedly rejected the original complaint. Calls to investigate the Bidens have come without evidence of wrongdoing by either Biden in either country.