WH Responds To House Intel Report

Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerrold Nadler D New York

Enlarge Image Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jerrold Nadler D New York AP

Based on two months of investigation, the report contains evidence and testimony from current and former us officials.

And so we expect to learn more in this report, this Democratic report, about the facts that support their contention.

Schiff said Trump used his leverage over Ukraine for political benefit, even though Trump has given more military aid to the nation than former President Barack Obama did during his eight years in the White House. In doing so, "the President placed his own personal and political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the USA presidential election process, and endangered US national security".

The GOP report is expected to be released Tuesday, the same day Democrats on the House intelligence committee will release their own report. He will testify Wednesday as the House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the constitutional grounds for impeaching President Trump.

For months, Donald Trump has been criticizing the U.S. House impeachment proceedings as unfair.

The full House would then vote on the formal impeachment charges.

Buck instructed the Denver radio station that he expects the Democrat-controlled Judiciary Committee to go articles of impeachment towards Trump.

Democrats were aiming for a final House vote by Christmas, which would set the stage for a likely Senate trial in January. Moreover, Trump did, indeed, eventually deliver military assistance to Ukraine, while there's no evidence that Zelensky ever ordered the investigations.

He told reporters during the 74th U.N. General Assembly, "I think you read everything".

"I think it's very unpatriotic of the Democrats to put on a performance", Trump said.

The House is moving to impeach Trump over his alleged misconduct. The fundraiser is bringing in $3 million for the reelection effort, according to a Republican familiar with the event. In 1974 Richard Nixon went to NATO's 25th anniversary meeting in Brussels while the U.S. House of Representatives was concluding its impeachment inquiry. At the time, Trump was withholding $400 million in military aid, jeopardizing key support as Ukraine faces an aggressive Russian Federation at its border.

Trump said he had heard the report's conclusions include a "lot of devastating things" for his opponents but added that, if it does not, "that will be a little disappointing".

The Republican report reiterates the claim that Ukrainian officials tried to meddle in the 2016 presidential election.

Republicans preempted the report's public release with their own 123-page rebuttal.

Moreover, Zelenskiy underscored to interviewers this week what a hard position he was in - both wanting to accommodate Trump, but doing so appropriately, while continuing the military and other assistance Ukraine needs to continue to fight Russian and Russian-backed forces after their invasion of 2014.

"He didn't have to say Nixon's lies or Lyndon Johnson's lies, just that I am clean, good governance coming your way if you vote for me".

But the president's Republican allies will be present. Devin Nunes, Jim Jordan and Mike McCaul, the ranking Republicans on the House Intelligence, Judiciary and Foreign Affairs committees, respectively.

Scheduled to testify this week are: Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School, Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School, Michael Gerhardt of the University of North Carolina School of Law, and Jonathan Turley of the George Washington University Law School.

"We're certainly hoping that the president - his counsel- will take advantage of that opportunity if he has not done anything wrong", Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., a member of both the Intelligence and Judiciary Committee said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" before the White House issued the letter.

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