"I think it's a bit of a fishing expedition at this point in time", said Rep. Michael McCaul, of Texas, on the Democrats' push toward impeachment. With the Bidens, we're talking about possibly conditioning USA policy on a foreign government agreeing to investigate President Trump's political rival.
Democrats in the House of Representatives are holding hearings to investigate whether Trump improperly pressured Ukraine to investigate a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, and his son Hunter, who sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.
"At least have a vote on the House floor to move forward with this".
"What your describing is a quid pro quo".
"Did he also mention to me the corruption related to the DNC server?"
In the press briefing, the president's top aide argued that the administration held up the money so that the Ukrainian government would comply with an ongoing investigation into the 2016 elections and that it "had absolutely nothing to do with the Bidens" or the 2020 race.
"Let me be clear, there was absolutely no quid pro quo between Ukrainian military aid and any investigation into the 2016 election".
The text messages raised eyebrows from Democrats who said the messages could be used as additional evidence that Trump had conditioned US security assistance and meetings with Ukraine's leader on the opening of a politically beneficial investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter's relationship with the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings.
Sarfaraz Ahmed sacked as Pakistan’s Test and T20 captain
Babar Azam will take hold of Pakistan in T20Is in place of Sarfaraz whereas Azhar Ali is appointed as the skipper of Test squad. Congratulating Sarfaraz on his stint as Pakistan captain, Shahid Afridi said, "You have done very well for Pakistan cricket".
Beto Says He Would Send Cops to Collect People’s Guns
Buttigieg responded, "Congressman, you just made it clear that you don't know how this is going to take weapons off the street". But we can't wait. "But my faith is in this country and in my fellow Americans following the law", he said.
England to host the All Blacks at Twickenham in 2020
But, it triggered Ben Young and in his latest press meet, he went on to troll the Australian player on the name of his wife. Billy Vunipola has recovered from a twisted ankle and will start on Saturday, as will his brother Mako in the front row.
White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham praised Mulvaney's performance in an interview on Fox News on Friday, saying "he did a great job".
Mulvaney also faces a Friday deadline, along with outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, to turn over documents for the congressional impeachment probe.
The White House has previously stated it will not cooperate with the impeachment inquiry. "It is funding will not flow unless the investigation into the Democratic server happened, as well".
The DNC server issue is a discredited claim that Ukraine and not Russian Federation interfered in the 2016 US election and that a Democratic Party computer server was being held somewhere in Ukraine. Democrats latched onto Mulvaney's statements as further evidence of what they consider White House wrongdoing out in the open.
"No one here had any problem with the call", Mulvaney said Thursday.
Republicans lawmakers felt exasperated by the White House's lack of discipline and coordination.
Mulvaney then cited another instance in which the administration held up money in order to influence another country's policies.
How much longer will acting chief of staff Mulvaney still be acting?
Sondland said he was disappointed by a May 23 White House meeting with Trump, who spurned calls by the ambassador and others to arrange a phone call and White House visit for the new Ukraine leader, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. He said he did not know until much later that Giuliani meant to push for the Biden probe. "He needs. a dedicated team to help him through this".