Sondland said he was acting on Trump's orders, aide told investigators

Multiple people overheard Trump-Sondland call, Democratic lawmaker says

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She said in an addendum to her testimony that Zelenskiy skilled said the phrase "Burisma" within the get in contact with. In fact, one of the more surprising developments might have been the stridency of New York Rep. Elise Stefanik's defense in support of Trump.

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer echoed that suggestion.

Trump weighed in as well on Sunday, with a tweet praising Rep. Elise Stefanik of NY, the sole woman on the GOP side of the committee, who in televised hearings sought to defy procedural rules and repeatedly declared that Trump's behavior did not meet the standard for impeachment. He should come to the committee and testify under oath.

Mr Bolton had told him: "Stay out of it, brief the lawyers".

Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes read it into the record live on TV, and it appeared that the White House and House Republicans had finally gotten on the same messaging page.

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In a deposition leaked to the news media, Holmes said he overheard Sondland assure Trump, in a phone call from a Kyiv restaurant, that Ukraine would accede to the president's wishes for an investigation.

31 testimony, Morrison confirmed he was on the July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine's president. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called it "bribery". "I just think that was totally wrong and inappropriate and typical of the President".

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The three House committees overseeing the impeachment inquiry against Trump released hundreds of pages of closed-door testimony by Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Pence on Europe and Russian Federation, and Tim Morrison, the former senior director for European affairs at the National Security Council.

Although the White House initially said Mr. Trump would not watch Yovanovitch's hearing, the president took no time to go on the offensive after it started, quickly highlighting on Twitter some of the foreign postings she held during her career.

The associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, pitched their company, and plans for a Poland-to-Ukraine pipeline carrying US natural gas, to Ukrainian officials and energy executives this year, and said the project had White House support, the newspaper said, citing people briefed on the meetings.

However, critics say that Joe Biden's son Hunter benefited financially from the firing of that same Ukrainian prosecutor, who was investigating a Ukrainian gas company that Hunter sat on the board of, Burisma.

The hearings follow a rare weekend in which a key White House official was deposed and the transcripts were released from two additional closed-door depositions of administration officials.

However Morrison claimed Eisenberg in a while instructed him that he didn't intend for the join with abstract to be positioned on a vastly categorized server. But Democrats are hoping he sheds new light on the discussions.

"When people come in, we learn more", said Rep. Eric Swawell, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, as he arrived for Saturday's session. "I'm only getting this from Ambassador Sondland".

A handful of instances instantly after the Warsaw assembly, Sondland was on the cellphone telling Morrison Sept. seven he had simply gotten off a get in contact with with the president.

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The committee will also be interviewing a long list of others.

Mr. Morrison said he understood that Mr. Sondland and Mr. Trump had spoken "half a dozen times" between mid-July and mid-September, adding that he, National Security Adviser John Bolton and other officials viewed Mr. Sondland's involvement as "a problem".

"That is very bad for our Country, and not what the Founders had in mind!" he wrote.

As former USA ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified in the House impeachment inquiry to evidence of abuse of power by Donald Trump, he tweeted insulting allegations against her in real time.

But Williams said she "found the specific references to be-to be more specific to the president in nature, to his personal political agenda, as opposed to a broader...foreign policy objective of the United States", according to the transcript.

Still, he insisted that tweets were "certainly not impeachable and it's certainly not criminal".

Williams testified that Trump's dialogue on the name of explicit investigations struck her as "routine and corrupt" and looked as if it may per chance well show veil "other motivations" for maintaining up the navy abet.

"My predecessor had a different style of managing her staff than I do", he said, referring to Hill.

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"If your basis for impeachment is going to include a tweet, that shows how weak the evidence for that impeachment is", he said on ABC's "This Week".

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