After Sondland bombshell, Democrats look to expand Trump probe to Pompeo , House Democrats, emboldened after Ambassador Gordon ,
Sondland provided stunning testimony Wednesday, are debating whether to expand the impeachment investigation to other Trump administration officials. Mike Pompeo’s name quickly rose to the top of that potential list Thursday morning, after Sondland, the U.S.
Envoy to the European Union, detailed his communication with the secretary of state in an effort to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential rival to President Trump in 2020, and his son Hunter.
Immediately following Thursday’s hearing, Democratic staff and members of the House Intelligence Committee celebrated two weeks of intensive public hearings. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi briefly attended the soiree,
held in the classified area of the House where staff and lawmakers conducted dozens of hours of interviews. Pelosi declined to comment to Yahoo News as she left the event. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, a New York Democrat, said he expects a report with findings to be sent to the House Judiciary Committee in a few days,
Rep. Peter Welch, a Democratic member of the Intelligence Committee from Vermont, said, “It’s not crystal clear.” Eliot Engel, the head of the House Foreign Affairs Committee , “I do think at the very, very least, what Sondland did was breathe a lot of life into a lot of questions that a lot of people have,” Engel,
A New York Democrat, told Yahoo News on Thursday. “We need to take it one step at a time; we need to look after people have testified and take a couple of steps backward. Sondland’s testimony, in which he admitted Trump wanted a quid pro quo from Ukraine,