Not much for Trump to be thankful for in latest impeachment news , While House Democrats concluded their public hearings last Thursday in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump,
A flurry of new developments and disclosures this week appeared to increase the odds that he will become the third U.S. president to face a trial in the Senate that could (although most likely won’t) end with his removal from office.
Here are some of the latest revelations: The timing is significant because part of the Democrats’ case against him is that he held up military aid to Ukraine to pressure President Volodymyr Zelensky .
To announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter, as well as a debunked conspiracy theory about the 2016 election. When they testified last week before the House Intelligence Committee, Gordon Sondland, U.S ,
Ambassador to the European Union, and State Department official David Holmes recounted a July 26 cellphone conversation Sondland had with Trump. “I heard President Trump ask, ‘So, he’s going to do the investigation?’ Ambassador Sondland replied that ‘he’s going to do it,’
Adding that President Zelensky will do ‘anything you ask him to,’” Holmes testified. Sondland’s opening statement made clear that he had been directed by members of the Trump administration to seek a quid pro quo agreement with Ukraine’s government.
“I know that members of this committee frequently frame these complicated issues in the form of a simple question: Was there a ‘quid pro quo’?” Sondland told lawmakers. “With regard to the requested White House call and the White House meeting, the answer is yes.”
Ukrainian officials had begun asking after the aid and members of Congress had also started to pressure the administration to deliver it.