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Live updates of Trump's impeachment investigation: Perry will not say if he will meet the deadline for pre-ordered documents

Her efforts to highlight the report came when Energy Secretary Rick Perry refused to say whether he would meet a Friday deadline to prepare pre-ordered documents relevant to an impeachment investigation and increasingly use Trump as a pressure-exerting instrument to Ukraine has shown to be a potential political rival in 2020.

Also a Friday scheduled removal of a senior Defense Department official was postponed to next week. House investigators expect Laura Cooper to provide details of the nearly $ 400 million in military aid that was denied to Ukraine when Trump called on the country's president to investigate Biden and his son.

Cooper is one of at least five officials who have been called to testify next week.

● The impeachment investigation shows that Trump is at the center of Ukrainian efforts against rivals.


:00 pm: GOP Deputy Collins tells three committees of inquiry that he wants to see her work. [19659002] Members of the House of Representatives who are not represented on the Intelligence, Foreign or Supervisory Committees are not invited to attend witness testimony in the ongoing impeachment investigation.

Republicans not represented in these committees have complained of being excluded from the trial. Although GOP members present at the hearings claim to have had the same time behind closed doors to interview witnesses.

Rep. Douglas A. Collins (Ga.), High Rank Republican of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to each of the three Democratic chairmen who conduct the investigation stating that it was his right "to keep all records, documents, transcripts, and others Review materials received in 2000 The progress of the ongoing joint investigation.

So far, Republican efforts to keep Democratic investigations under investigation have been ignored by the majority.

12:50 pm: Trump Highlights Reports on Biden's Son

Trump highlighted reports on Friday that a US State Department official monitoring Ukraine's policy was congressional investigators this week Announced that in early 2015, he expressed concern over Biden's son on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, but was rejected by a Biden employee.

Trump talked to reporters in the White House and said he "never had the privilege" to meet the official George Kent, a deputy assistant secretary, of state.

The Washington Post reported for the first time that Kent testified on Tuesday that he feared that Hunter Biden's position at Burisma Holdings would hamper US diplomats' efforts to convey the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest to Ukrainian officials.

He angered the Obama administration and Joe Biden and Joe Biden's son, saying that he has enormous problems, huge problems with Joe Biden's son and Ukraine, "Trump's old reporters reported.

Trump also targeted the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.) Calling him "Crooked Ship" and declining to comment on comments made Thursday by the acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, were delivered.

Mulvaney told reporters that Trump kept nearly $ 400 million in military aid part of the pressure on Ukraine to investigate a debunked conspiracy theory that brought a hacked computer server of the Democratic National Committee to Ukraine

Subsequently, Mulvaney said in a statement that "there was absolutely no return".

"I think he cleared it up," Trump said Friday.

11:55 am: Trump Trump returned to Twitter late in the Friday morning to provide a familiar account of the impeachment investigation, including an attack on the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.). 19659002] "Can you believe that I am doing this important work for our country while dealing with the corrupt Adam Schiff and the Do Nothing Democrats?" Trump tweeted . "It was not meant for a president!"

11:45 am: McCarthy defends Mulvaney, attacks ship

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Leader of a minority of the House, defended the incumbent White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, after During a press conference on Thursday, the White House had tried to trace Trump's interactions with Ukraine.

"I think Mick was very clear in rectifying his statement that there was no return," McCarthy told reporters at the Capitol.

At the meeting on Thursday, Mulvaney said Trump had withheld nearly $ 400 million in military aid to pressure Ukraine to conduct an investigation into a debunked conspiracy theory that had been hacked by a Democratic National Committee computer Ukraine brought in 2016.

Later, after Trump's lawyer and other Republicans distanced themselves from Mulvaney, the White House withdrew its comments and made an official statement accusing the media of misreading its words.

"Let me be clear," Mulvaney said in his written statement, "there was absolutely no consideration between the Ukrainian military aid and an investigation of the 2016 elections."

"I think what Mick clarified in his statement 'It was very clear,' McCarthy told reporters.

McCarthy also came across the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), And promised to renew his efforts on Monday to pass a resolution that censored him for the manner in which how he dealt with the impeachment investigation.

"He should be held accountable like any other member," McCarthy told the leader of Ukraine during a hearing last month.

Schiff later said his remarks were intended as a parody and Trump and others who criticized him should have realized that.

11:30 am: At least five witnesses will be summoned to depositions next week

House investigators plan to reopen the depositions next week, starting Tuesday with the reigning US Ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor diplomats raised alarm about the White House, which was holding back military aid to Ukraine, and called it "crazy to withhold security support for a political campaign".

On Wednesday, legislators will hear from Ambassador Philip Reeker, Deputy Assistant Secretary, for European and Eurasian Affairs, and Michael Duffey, Deputy Director of National Security Programs at the Administration and Budget Office. Duffey's signature was on the letters in which Ukraine's aid was split again.

Laura Cooper, Deputy Minister of Defense, whose portfolio includes Russia and Ukraine, and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, Director of European Affairs in the National Security Council, took part on Thursday. They are expected to testify.

11:00 am: Republicans confiscate the post story about Hunter Biden

Republicans confiscated a Washington Post report on Friday stating that an official from the Career State Department, who oversees Ukraine's policy, said this The week before the congressional investigators said that in early 2015 he had expressed concerns about Biden's son, who was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, but was rejected by a Biden employee.

"The Democrat witch-hunt against President Trump has fired Adam B. Schiff backwards and hit Joe Biden," said Steve Guest, director of rapid reaction at the Republican National Committee, in an e-mail addressed to reporters.

Ship is the California Democrat He is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and plays a leading role in the impeachment investigation.

"Outrageous," Guest continued. "Hunter Biden had no experience in Ukraine or natural gas, but was the son of the vice president and thus the perfect candidate for the board of Burisma."

10:50 am: Trump's decision to hold G-7 at his property Leader

Although it is not part of the formal impeachment investigation, Trump's decision raises a meeting of global leaders in one of his Private resorts hold another shadow on the administration and ranking world leaders and Republicans.

The Brussels office manager, Michael Birnbaum, asked the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, whether it was appropriate to spend public money on a Trump business. Tusk said, "Not at all."

Birnbaum also asked Chancellor Angela Merkel at a press conference if she was ready to spend German taxpayer money on Trump's Doral Resort in Miami.

"This is a decision of the American President. I have not had time to deal with it yet, "Merkel said. "We will take a close look at his invitation, and I intend to attend the summit."

Back in Washington, Republicans who defended Trump against Parliament's impeachment investigation are beginning to break with the president over his election to Doral.

"I do not understand why they had to do that at the moment," MP Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.) Said on CNN, calling it "unnecessary," adding, "I would not do it. "

Sen. When Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) was asked if this was appropriate, she said, "No."

10:45 AM: Hillary Clinton suggests that Putin has a compromise on Trump. The Russians will support Tulsi Gabbard as third bid

At the democratic presidential debate on Tuesday evening, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) struck critics who claimed she was too close to Russia. "This morning a CNN commentator on national television told me that I am an asset of Russia," she said. "Absolutely despicable."

Gabbard will not be happy to hear Hillary Clinton's last interview. Even President Trump or another Clinton opponent in 2016, to which Clinton has since made similar allegations, will not do so.

Speaking about the podcast of former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, Clinton pointed out that the Russians are using a number of top US leaders. She suggested Russia have a compromise on Trump. She accused Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for 2016, of being a "Russian asset". She suggested that Russia could support Gabbard as a third party candidate.

10:20 am: McCarthy signals the intention to attack ship at a news conference

Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, wants in his weekly press conference Adam B. Ship (D-Calif.) Attack to process the impeachment investigation.

"Rep. Adam Schiff is not a special prosecutor, "McCarthy tweeted . "He is a member of Congress and his actions are an obvious abuse of power. I will talk about it and more in my weekly questions and answers with reporters. "

9:15 am: Perry defends Trump, does not want to say if he complies with the summons

Perry declined to say whether he would comply with a referral from the House of Representatives in the documents were called in for the impeachment investigation on Friday defending Trump's actions with Ukraine.

In Fox News & # 39; "Fox & Friends," Perry said, he's still waiting on the advice of him General Counsel of the Subpoena Compliance Department, which solicits information related to Perry's involvement in the July call in which Trump called on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the bid.

"I did not see what the General Counsel advised me to be," Perry said.

Perry told Trump to call Zelensky "several times" because he was convinced that Zelensky was serious about fighting corruption in his country and moving away from Russian gas to American gas.

Perry said there was "no counterweight" to military aid and investigation into the biden, and that Trump never mentioned the Bidens to him.

"Has corruption cropped up? We heard corruption in almost every conversation, talking about Ukraine, and whether President Zelensky would come here because President Trump would not send American money to a country that was corrupt in the past, and he said, "I hammered that," said Perry.

Perry also defended Trump's use of his personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to intervene in US-Ukrainian affairs. As Texas governor, he routinely relied on people outside the government to seek help.

"I have not seen a problem with it at all," Perry said.

Perry said he does not believe Trump generally did anything wrong.

"What he did wrong in many cases." People's eyes are that he won an election, "Perry said. "We have a lot of great things we could do, but we are shaken by this obvious politically generated problem."

Perry, who wants to leave the administration at the end of the year, said his departure was "absolutely" He has nothing to do with the Ukraine controversy and his relationship with Trump remains "great".

"He always amazes me," Perry said.

8:45 am: Rep. Speier, Member of Intelligence Panel: "I'm ready to vote" on impeachment

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) Said she could now vote for Trump's impeachment, according to information the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees the impeachment investigation, has already collected.

"I'm ready to vote. I think I have no or just one question, but we will continue to exercise our care, "she said on CNN.

Speier also gave an insight into the testimony of Gordon Sondland, US Ambassador to the European Union, who met with House investigators on Thursday.

"Well, I think what we learned from the Ambassador was like the forerunner," Speier said. "It was like the drunk who told you to buy him a new bottle of bourbon, and you do it."

8:40 am: Grisham defends the ownership of G-7 on Trump's property, saying he would have been oxygen problem at another possible location

The White House Press Secretary, Stephanie Grisham defended Trump's decision to hold the world summit 2020 summit at the Trump National Doral Miami Golf Resort in Florida on Friday, another problem these Democrats have cited as evidence of corruption.

During a Fox News & # 39; Fox & Friends appearance, Grisham addressed several factors that made Doral a more attractive place than other places the White House considered, including its access to one big airport.

And then Grisham added, "I will not name where it was or what condition it was in, but the altitude would have made people sick, and that's why oxygen tanks were retracted, and there's a lot going on on these things. [194559002] 8:35 am: Grisham says Democrats throw temper tantrum

The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, said Friday that Americans are tired of what she calls a "temper tantrum." Tantrum "by the House democrats who led the impeachment investigation.

"People in this country know what the Dems are doing," she said during a performance on "Fox & Friends" I'm sorry.

Grisham said Trump will continue to focus on issues such as immigration, health care and job creation.

8:15 am: Jeffries asks McConnell to "PIPE DOWN"

Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (DN.Y.), chairman of the Caucus of the House of Democrats, gave a targeted response on tweets to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Who claimed that the House Democrats set the standards in the impeachment investigation injured obsessed with impeachment to do other jobs.

"This guy stole a seat on the Supreme Court for @BarackObama and the American people," Jeffries tweeted referring to McConnell's refusal to hold a hearing or vote on Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016.

"Never lecture on standards or precedents," Jeffries continued. "You have zero credibility. Address the prices of prescription drugs and the gun violence epidemic or PIPE DOWN.

Jeffries, an ally of the House spokeswoman, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Referred to two issues to which the House passed laws, however, the Senate did not act.

When Trump is tried by the democratically led House, he is tried in the Republican Senate.

Both the White House and Perry have Friday deadlines for documents related to the impeachment investigation.

The White House has stated that they are not respected. It is less clear how Perry, who wants to leave the administration by the end of the year, will react.

"The House has filed a subpoena for this paper, and our General Counsel and the White House lawyer are there. I'm in the process of going through the process," Perry said on Wednesday morning's appearance on the Fox Business Network. "I will follow the example of my lawyer."

Trump said Perry asked him to address the July call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which Trump urged Zelensky to investigate the Biden. Perry later told reporters that he had done so that Trump and Zelensky could talk about energy issues.

The house summons Perry to hand over documents related to his involvement in the request and to a state Ukrainian natural gas company.

Trump confirmed Perry's departure plans on Thursday to reporters.

"We already have his successor," said Trump on the way to a campaign stop in Texas. "Rick did a fantastic job. But it was time. "

7:45 am: Diplomat tells investigators that he sounded the alarm in 2015 over Hunter Biden's work in Ukraine, but was dismissed.

An official from the Career State Department who oversees Ukrainian politics told congressional investigators this week that he had expressed concern over Biden's son on the Board of a Ukrainian energy company this past week, he was joined by a Biden employee rejected as three people were familiar with the testimony.

George Kent, Deputy Deputy Deputy Assistant Secretary On Tuesday, he said he feared that Hunter Biden's position with Burisma Holdings would make it difficult for US diplomats to convey the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest to Ukrainian officials said the people who spoke for confidentiality about the condition of anonymity rules related to the deposit.

Kent said he had concerns that Ukrainian officials would consider Hunter Biden as a channel for obtaining cash with his father, the people said. But when Kent approached the problem in Biden's office, he was told that the then vice president did not have the "bandwidth" to solve the problem with his son because his other son, Beau Biden, is suffering from cancer.

] – John Hudson, Rachael Bade and Matt Viser

7:30 am: Deputation of Ministry of Defense Deferred

A Cooper's departure scheduled for Friday morning, A senior Defense Department official monitoring Ukraine's military aid program was pushed back until next week.

The house's investigators expect Cooper to announce details of the nearly $ 400 million military aid Trump had withheld from the country's president to investigate the bidens and a debunked conspiracy theory stating that a hacked computer server of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 was brought to Ukraine to hide evidence that this country, not Russia, intervened in t he presidential election.

Cooper's deposit was postponed to Thursday.

7 am: GOP efforts to reprimand ship is delayed until next week.

The Republicans of the House have postponed their efforts to the next week to obtain the censorship of the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam B. Ship (D-Calif.), For his handling of the impeachment investigation.

The decision came on Thursday after news of the death of Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Was admired on both sides of the Ganges.

House democrats are expected to block the resolution shortly after their renewed recast next week.

The resolution, introduced by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), Comments on Schiff's remarks at a hearing on September 26. Schiff embellished the July telephone conversation protocol in which Trump squeezed Zelensky to examine the Bidens.

Schiff later said his remarks were intended as a parody, and Trump and others who criticized him should have realized that.

The resolution also aims to impose further measures on the ship, inter alia in connection with the investigation of Special Representative Robert S. Mueller III. on possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 elections.

6 am: Trump continues to attack Democrats at Dallas campaign rally

At a campaign rally in Dallas on Thursday night, Trump bet his week-long attack on Congressional Democrats and led the impeachment investigation, which, according to democratic leaders, constitutes an unconstitutional abuse of power.

The President repeatedly called Parliament Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) "Crazy" and claimed a "big betrayal" of House Demo "I really do not think they love our country anymore," Trump said. "I do not believe it."

Trump added, "They're putting off the outrageous witch-hunt with nothing – nothing, they're coming after me, but what they're really doing is getting them to the Republican Party and what they're really doing that they come after you and fight you, and we never lose. "

– Philip Rucker and Jenna Johnson

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