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Politics House GOP asks for Hunter Biden and whistleblower to testify in impeachment probe

17:55  09 november  2019
17:55  09 november  2019 Source:   washingtonpost.com

Trump calls on Ukraine whistleblower to come forward

  Trump calls on Ukraine whistleblower to come forward Trump calls on Ukraine whistleblower to come forward .The impeachment focuses on Trump's request in a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy for an investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden, a political rival, and his son. Lawmakers are also looking at testimony that Trump withheld $391 million in U.S. aid from Ukraine to pressure Zelenskiy to launch, and publicly announce, such a probe.

House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden ’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump.

The whistleblower ’s report of the call triggered the impeachment probe . This is a developing story. In a July 25 call to the Ukrainian leader, President Trump pressed for an investigation of former vice president Joe Biden ’s son, Hunter Biden , who was on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma.

House Republicans sent Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff a list of witnesses they want to testify in the impeachment inquiry, including former vice president Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden and the anonymous whistleblower who filed the initial complaint against President Trump.

Joe Biden, Hunter Biden are posing for a picture: Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30, 2010. © Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden attend an NCAA basketball game in Washington on Jan. 30, 2010.

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But Schiff is likely to reject many, if not all, of the witnesses from the Republicans’ wish list.

Schiff signals he will reject GOP 'sham' witness requests

  Schiff signals he will reject GOP 'sham' witness requests House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff rejected the GOP’s request that the panel summon Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, to testify at public impeachment hearings next week. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The California Democrat also signaled he will not agree to some of the other witnesses Republicans requested Saturday, including Alexandra Chalupa, a former Democratic National Committee staffer who Republicans said worked with the Ukrainian Embassy in Washington, D.C., “to try to get political dirt on then-candidate Trump’s campaign.

House Republicans have included the Ukraine whistleblower , Hunter Biden and his business partner in their list of witnesses to testify at next week’s public impeachment inquiry hearings. But House Democrats have final approval over which witnesses will be called so it's unlikely that many on the

In the latest iteration of his increasingly frantic pushback against the impeachment inquiry in the House , President Trump on Thursday said investigators should call former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to testify in the probe .

“We expect that you will call each of the witnesses listed above to ensure that the Democrats’ ‘impeachment inquiry’ treats the President with fairness, as promised by Speaker Pelosi,” wrote Devin Nunes (Calif.), ranking Republican on the Intelligence Committee. “Your failure to fulfill Minority witness requests shall constitute evidence of your denial of fundamental fairness and due process.”

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Schumer calls on Trump to testify as part of impeachment inquiry .
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is calling on President Trump to testify as part of the House's impeachment inquiry in the wake of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offering to let him speak with the panel. "Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to come testify, and I think her invitation is correct. If Donald Trump doesn't agree with what he's hearing, doesn't like what he's hearing, he shouldn't tweet -- he should come to the committee and testify under oath. And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath," Schumer said on Sunday during a press conference in New York.

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