Kevin McCarthy approves of the decision to move Jordan to the House Intelligence Committee.
"We expect that you will call each of the witnesses listed above to ensure that the Democrats" "impeachment inquiry' treats the President with fairness, as promised by Speaker Pelosi", wrote Rep. Devin Nunes of California, the ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee. The letter was five pages.
Nunes said in a separate letter sent late Friday that he wants Schiff to testify in a closed hearing because of the contact Schiff and/or his team had with the whistleblower prior to the complaint being filed.
The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continues, and starting next week, it all goes public.
Schiff denied any personal contact with the whistleblower and said such whistleblower testimony was no longer necessary.
The president also spoke about building the wall at the southern border, the successful military operation against deceased ISIS leader Abu Bakr-al Baghdadi, and the strength of the U.S. economy. Without confirmation, Joe Biden pressured former Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to fire a top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Ukrainian natural gas firm Burisma Holdings, where Hunter served on the board, bringing in a reported $50,000 per month.
Investigators are preparing to start public hearings in the coming week.
"My client's complaint has been largely corroborated".
"But to us, it's really been like this from the beginning", she said.
The Ohio congressman has told Republicans to provide a list of witnesses they wish to interview by Saturday. He added the consideration will be given "within the scope of the impeachment inquiry".
The GOP also requested Nellie Ohr, a former Fusion GPS contractor, and Alexandra Chalupa, a former Democratic National Committee staffer, signaling that Republicans still want to focus on unsubstantiated claims related to the 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump says he will release an account of another phone call with Ukraine's leader.
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"They're trying to define the impeachment hearings as political before they begin".
On Wednesday, the Committee will hear from Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent. Taylor now serves as the Charge D'affaires for the State Department in Ukraine.
McConnell told Republican senators their best bet was to calibrate their own message about the impeachment inquiry to fit their political situation, according to two people familiar with the private meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the closed-door session.