Giuliani ‘would only help impeachment probe with Trump’s permission’
Giuliani ‘would only help impeachment probe with Trump’s permission’
McCain Institute head Kurt Volker steps down as US diplomat
30 September, 2019, 02:58
Schiff said Sunday on AB, as well as NBC's "Meet the Press", that he expects the whistleblower to testify "very soon", adding that the committee is now focused on the security clearances for the whistleblower's attorneys as well as the whistleblower's protection.
In a day of bitter partisan skirmishing, President Trump's allies and his Democratic antagonists took to the nation's talk shows Sunday to present stridently opposing views of the impeachment inquiry that hit Washington last week like a tornado, sweeping almost all other priorities aside.
While Mr Trump was at his club in Sterling, Virginia, his former homeland security adviser suggested Mr Giuliani would be doing the president a disservice by repeating the false story that Ukraine, and not Russian Federation, meddled in the 2016 United States elections.
Dealing with the largest disaster of his presidency, Trump insists he did nothing incorrect when speaking to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, characterizing the impeachment push as a brand new "witch hunt". Trump echoed that request in a July call with Ukraine's president.
Shiff also mentioned the potential for security risks after Trump condemned the whistleblower at a private event in which he described the person who informed the whistleblower of the call as similar to a spy, in audio released by The Los Angeles Times.
"I'm not peddling anything", he said.
The video message posted on Twitter came in response to Democratic lawmakers' investigation of accusations that Trump tried to strong-arm the Ukrainian president into providing dirt on Joe Biden, one of the American President's main 2020 election rivals.
Its findings were confirmed by FBI investigators, but conspiracy theorists dispute that and claim the hack is evidence that Mr Trump is being persecuted by "the deep state".
"I'm going to say this only seven times so you better listen good", Schiff said in part of his version of Trump's words on the call.
The acting director of national intelligence, Joseph Maguire, told Schiff's committee last week that the whistleblower, who is reportedly a CIA analyst who was assigned to the White House, had acted "in good faith" and had followed the law.
When it comes to Trump's actions concerning Ukraine, 41% - including most Democrats - say he acted illegally while 28% - including most Republicans - say he acted properly, the poll notes.
It tells about Biden's threat to withhold US$1 billion in foreign aid unless Ukraine fired the then Prosecutor General who was allegedly investigating the energy company that Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was associated with.
Giuliani has said the State Department helped arrange meetings with aides to Zelenskiy, posting a copy of a text message from a USA diplomat on Twitter.
Azarov said he used to be no longer attentive to any evidence suggesting wrongdoing on Hunter Biden's phase, nonetheless said it used to be in the Ukrainian public ardour to look on the legality of his activities. As vice president, Joe Biden pressured Ukraine to fire the top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, who Biden and other Western officials said was not sufficiently pursuing corruption cases.
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Failing that, a lot of viewers who see it on Netflix, on which it debuts November 27, are going to fall asleep in the middle. The Irishman hits select theatres on November 1st, and will be available to stream on Netflix from November 27th.
In the August meeting between the two leaders, Trump said Japan would buy all surplus corn that would have been sold to China. However, numerous products gaining new access will still face tariffs that phase out over several years.
We made a lot of mistakes. "They came to the stadium waiting for a performance, but it was very hard on the pitch today". We can lose the games but the important thing is the approach and the way you react as a team".
India and Pakistan , which have fought two of their three wars over Kashmir, have been locked in a worsening standoff since then. On Thursday, dozens of Kashmiris protested in Srinagar against Indian rule, chanting "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom".
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Shakhtar Donetsk vs Man City Group C clash will be played on late September 18 (Wednesday) night. 'He's quality. Júnior Moraes has scored seven in his last six appearances, games in which time Marlos has snaffled five.
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It was 2013 and the Steelers actually lost four in a row to start the year before finishing 8-8 and missing the playoffs. Big Ben signed a two-year, $68-million extension in April that will keep him with Pittsburgh through the 2021 season .
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