Will strongly consider testifying in impeachment probe

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Yovanovitch has repeatedly said she felt threatened by Trump, who called her "bad news" in his now-infamous July 25 call with Ukrainian President Zelensky.

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office and walks toward Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on November 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. An anonymous whistleblower complaint filed in August expressed concern that Trump used "the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 USA election" during the call.

The probe revolves around Trump's push for Ukraine's new president to conduct investigations of Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, while the White House was withholding military aid to the country.

On Friday, Mr Trump launched a Twitter attack on another witness - former USA ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. He went at her. If Donald Trump doesn't take into accout what he is hearing, doesn't take care of what he is hearing, he mustn't tweet.

"This is a technical part of our investigation", Mr. Raskin told reporters outside the interview room.

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He also testified to lawmakers that he found nothing illegal or improper about it.

"That remains-the facts, if the President has information that demonstrates his innocence in all of this, which we haven't seen", Pelosi responded. "The President's voice was very loud and recognizable, and Ambassador Sondland held the phone away from his ear for a period of time, presumably because of the loud volume", Holmes testified.

Sondland, a wealthy hotelier who donated $1m to Trump's inauguration celebration, assured Trump that Zelenskiy "loves your ass". I did now not esteem what the President did ... however I assemble now now not know if it meets a upright customary.

"You've got to ask the question: What is he hiding?"

For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there's a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of global intrigue: Russian Federation.

Multiple officials, whom Trump has blasted as "Never Trumpers", said the shadow diplomacy campaign included an effort to delay military aid to Ukraine pending the investigations.

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Williams, the Pence aide, that Trump's insistence that Ukraine carry out politically sensitive investigations "struck me as unusual and inappropriate".

When two male diplomats testified before Yovanovitch last week, Trump "didn't do a thing", Spector explains.

Taylor confirmed that his testimony was what he meant: that President Trump cared more about probes of the Bidens and Burisma than he did about a USA ally's defense against Russian aggression.

In her CBS interview, Pelosi vowed to protect the whistleblower, whom Trump has said should be forced to come forward despite longstanding whistleblower protections.

"I think the hearings have brought up many many troubling allegations".

Her response was broadcast live during the televised hearing. Some Democrats have accused him of witness intimidation but most Republican lawmakers have joined him in declaring the inquiry unfair. She testified to investigators earlier this month, and a transcript of her testimony was released Saturday.

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