Key impeachment witnesses say it was clear that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was pursuing political investigations of Democrats in Ukraine, and call Ukraine election interference theory "fictional narrative."
US diplomat Gordon Sondland’s testimony could be the smoking-gun that Democrats were looking for in the Trump impeachment inquiry.
A top US diplomat gave testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, telling lawmakers his boss sought to use leverage to secure political favours.
Marie Yovanovitch testifies in the second public hearing even as US president launches Twitter attack on her during the testimony, dubbed "witness intimidation" by Democrats.
US House panels conducting impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump release transcripts from closed-door depositions with former White House adviser Fiona Hill and current White House adviser Alexander Vindman.
A released testimony revealed Gordon Sondland, a top ally of the US president, admitted he told a Ukraine official that US military aid was contingent on Kiev investigating Donald Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden.
White House refusal to participate in the inquiry means no additional witnesses under administration purview will be permitted to appear in front of Congress or comply with document requests.
Gordon Sondland had been due to meet behind closed doors with staff of three Democratic-led House committees over the role he may have played in President Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to probe former vice president Joe Biden, a political rival.
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