Trump Proposes Fireside Chat On TV To Read The Ukraine Phone Call

Sunday, 03 Nov, 2019

Taylor, a top USA diplomat to Ukraine, testified last week that he believed that there was a quid pro quo between President Trump and the Ukrainian president.

Morrison's testimony also could raise more questions about Sondland's deposition and his role in pushing Ukraine to do investigations in return for military aid and a meeting with Trump. The president, - who has repeatedly referred to as the dialog "perfect" - finally launched the cash below bipartisan strain.

"The president had concerns about releasing foreign aid, as he does with many countries, until there is no corruption and to make sure that burden sharing with other countries happens", Ms. Grisham said, referring to allegations that Mr. Trump held up aid to Ukraine in its battle against Russian Federation to force Kyiv to investigate the Bidens and an alleged Ukraine role in the 2016 USA election.

Morrison, and others who have spoken to Hill investigators, have expressed concerns that Sondland was involved in forming a parallel foreign policy.

The top American diplomat in Ukraine told lawmakers that the Trump wanted Kiev to publicly announce a probe of the Bidens in exchange for almost $400 million in Congressionally-approved military aid.

"Everybody knows I did nothing wrong", Trump said.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in an interview with Fox News on Friday that the White House expected Trump to be impeached.

"He said that if you want to get a date for the Oval Office meeting with the US President, then you have to come out and say you are starting an investigation into Biden and Burisma", ex-Ambassador recalled. Price Meadows, a North Carolina Republican, suggesting that his testimony contradicts varied witnesses. However, Col. Yevgeny Vindman was allegedly present when his brother, at the direction of superiors, reported the call to the NSC's general counsel, John Eisenberg, according to a person familiar with Col. Alexander Vindman's testimony.

"I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a USA citizen, and I was anxious about the implications for the US government's support of Ukraine", Vindman said. If the National Security Council's top Ukrainian expert briefed the president, Trump might have become "confused" - not by the information Vindman was sharing, but by the fact that the president was under the impression that an entirely different person was the White House's top Ukrainian expert.

Ask every single member of Congress who has a transcript of that phone call, what was the impeachable offense?

On Thursday, Morrison also backed up the substance of what Bill Taylor, the top USA diplomat in Ukraine, had told lawmakers.

The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump's phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action.

Morrison's concerns, sources said, were over the prospect that the choice transcript would leak. "I don't want to comment on it". First, he was anxious about how it would "play out in Washington's polarized environment".

"First, how it would play out in Washington's polarized environment; second, how a leak would affect the bipartisan support our Ukrainian partners now experience in Congress; and third, how it would affect the Ukrainian perceptions of the U.S".