Category: Impeachment Series

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4: President Trump’s Telephone Conversation with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine

On September 25, 2019, President Donald J. Trump released a declassified, unredacted memorandum of a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy from July 25, 2019. The released memorandum is available here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Unclassified09.2019.pdf Even though this document is only four pages long, it’s likely you’ve only heard the filtered view of what’s in the document…
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5: The Declassified Ukraine Whistleblower Complaint

On September 26, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released a declassified whistleblower complaint. The complainants letter alleged that President Trump sought to pressure the Ukrainian President to take actions to help the president’s 2020 re-election. The complaint is available via the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Intelligence Community Inspector General…
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6: Text messages surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance from Ukraine

On October 3, 2019, three committees in the House of Representatives joined in providing an update with regard to impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.  Their press release states that current and former State Department officials produced documents surrounding the concern of withholding military assistance from Ukraine around the same time that the administration was…
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7: White House letter challenges House impeachment inquiry

In the previous three episodes, this show has offered a reading of the White House memo that documented the call between President Trump and the President of Ukraine, the whistleblower’s complaint, and texts released by Congress surrounding the issue of withholding military assistance from Ukraine. On October 8, Pat Cipollone, Counsel to the President, sent…
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8: House Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation

On October 31, 2019, the House of Representatives voted 232-196 on a resolution that provides the rules of the impeachment investigation. What is an impeachment investigation and why might it important to have a recorded vote? Excerpts from recent report by the Congressional Research Service titled Congressional Access to Information in an Impeachment Investigation provides some…
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9: Ambassador Bill Taylor and George Kent opening statements, impeachment inquiry testimony

On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held a full committee open hearing for the impeachment inquiry with Ambassador William B. Taylor and Mr. George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, both appearing as witnesses.  George Kent Testimony (1:21)Bill Taylor Testimony (18:11)Credits (58:50) The full…
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10: Marie Yovanovitch opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

On Friday, November 15, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. This is her full opening statement. This will be a busy week of testimony for the House Intelligence Committee. Tuesday morning: Jennifer Williams, Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the…
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11: Jennifer Williams and Timothy Morrison opening statements, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statements of Jennifer Williams and Timothy Morrison. The following two episodes will feature the opening statements of two others who testified on Tuesday, November 19.  Jennifer Williams serves as the Special Adviser for Europe and Russia in the Office of the Vice President. Timothy Morrison is the National…
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12: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode provides the House impeachment inquiry statement from Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman. Col. Vindman was the second person to testify on Tuesday November 19. He is an Army officer, an Iraq War veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart, and is recognized as an expert in Russia and Ukraine. In July 2018, he was…
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13: Ambassador Kurt Volker opening statement, impeachment inquiry testimony

This episode continues the series following the impeachment inquiry, focusing on the opening statements of the House testimony.  Ambassador Kurt Volker was the first to testify behind closed doors on Oct 3. That testimony resulted in the text messages that were released surrounding concerns of withholding military assistance. For those text messages, see Episode 6. …
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