GOP lawmaker clarifies he doesn't back impeachment after voicing support for inquiry
Rep. Mark Amodei (R-Nev.) is clarifying his statement on his support for an inquiry into President Trump, saying that while he supports the oversight process he does not currently back impeachment. Amodei expressed concern over Trump's call with Ukraine, telling reporters on a call Friday that the House should "put it through the process and see what happens," according to the audio of the call released by The Nevada Independent.
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On Tuesday first lady Melania Trump ignored the crescendo building on Capitol Hill and stuck to her own agenda, announcing the construction of a new tennis pavilion on the White House grounds.
"It is my hope that this private space will function as a place to gather and spend leisure time for First Families," Trump said in a statement.
First lady Melania Trump wore a sleeveless black below-the-knee dress for the Red Ribbon Week rally in support of drug prevention efforts at DEA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, on October 7, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump dressed for chilly weather when she spent two days in Wyoming to promote her "Be Best" initiative and the National Park Service's Every Kid Outdoors program. She met second- and fourth-graders on Oct. 4, 2019, at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park.
Surrounded by students from the United Nations International School, first lady Melania Trump rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange to promote her "Be Best" anti-bullying initiative, Sept. 23, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump with Jenny Morrison, wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Trump wore a pale blue crepe knit cocoon dress by Australian designer Scanlan Theodore.
First lady Melania Trump arriving for ceremony to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to ex- New York Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera, in the East Room of the White House, Sept. 16, 2019. She wore a cream Christian Dior pantsuit with cropped pants, and blush heels.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump participate in a moment of silence honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, at the Pentagon. She wore a short dress by Ralph Lauren.
The perils of sky-high heels on grass: French first lady Brigitte Macron holds on to first lady Melania Trump, wearing even higher silvery stilettos, as she adjusts her shoe at the Biarritz lighthouse ahead of a working G7 Summit dinner on Aug.24, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump arrives at the Biarritz Pays Basque Airport in Biarritz, southwest France, on Aug. 24, 2019, on the first day of the annual G7 Summit. She wore a yellow Calvin Klein dress with pink-and-white tie-dye flowers and pink Christian Louboutin stilettos.
They're off to the south of France. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump depart the White House, Aug. 23, 2019, en route to the G-7 summit in Biarritz. She paid homage to Coco Chanel in a black-and-white tweed jacket by Chanel over white J Brand skinny jeans, and carried a classic white Chanel bag under her arm.
President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and son Barron Trump at the municipal airport in Morristown, N.J., Aug. 18, 2019, en route to Washington. She wore a white T-shirt tucked into a green Fendi skirt with floral cutouts. Barron sported a new hair cut, shorter on the sides.
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 7, 2019, to meet with locals grieving in the wake of a mass shooting on Aug. 4, 2019, that left 10 dead, including the gunman, and many injured.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk past a painting of the late Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens as he lies in repose in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court on July 22, 2019 in Washington. She is wearing a clingy black below-the-knee Escada dress with a zipper running from neck to hem.
President Donald Trump, accompanied by Apollo 11 astronauts Michael Collins, left, and Buzz Aldrin, right, with first lady Melania Trump during a photo op commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, in the Oval Office, July 19, 2019. She wore a black button-down blouse over white pants with black running stripes by Michael Kors.
First lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence arrive to watch Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte present a 48-star flag flown on a U.S. naval vessel during the D-Day invasion to President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2019. She wore a black Michael Kors pantsuit and white blouse.
First lady Melania Trump went to West Virginia on July 8, 2019, to highlight a local county's efforts to combat the opioid epidemic. She attended a roundtable discussion on the epidemic with local and state officials at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department in Huntington, W.V.
First lady Melania Trump walks through 453 American flags, each representing a child in foster care in Cabell County, W.V., many due to the opioid epidemic, at a park in Huntington, W. V. on July 8, 2019. She wore a belted dark denim shirt-dress by Lafayette 148 NY.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive in Morristown Morristown, New Jersey, on July 5, 2019, heading to their golf resort in Bedminster, N.J. for the weekend. She is wearing a white shirt, tight cream-colored jeans and white tennis shoes.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a July 4 celebration in front of the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 2019, in Washington. She is wearing a white knit midi dress by Carolina Herrera adorned with rings of color, plus fuchsia pink heels by Christian Louboutin.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at the official launch of the Trump 2020 campaign in Orlando, Fla., on June 18, 2019. She is wearing a Ralph Lauren jumpsuit in banana yellow and with cape-style sleeves, with a gold belt at the waist and matching banana yellow heels.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump departed the White House on June 18, 2019, headed to Orlando for the first official rally of his 2020 re-election campaign. The first lady is wearing a sleeveless white eyelet dress by Andrew Gn, plus red-and-white spotted spike heels.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda, after their arrival at the South Portico of the White House on June 12, 2019. The first lady is wearing a pale pink pantsuit by Calvin Klein with a white blouse and white heels.
First lady Melania Trump returned to Washington with President Trump after stepping off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, June 7, 2019, following a week in Europe for D-Day anniversary commemorations and a three-day state visit to Britain.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on the way to board Air Force One before departing from the Caen-Carpiquet Airport in Carpiquet, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, after attending D-Day commemorations marking the 75th anniversary of the World War II Allied landings in Normandy.
Brigitte Macron, wife of the French president, and first lady Melania Trump on a red carpet during a French-U.S. ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, northwestern France, on June 6, 2019, as part of D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations. Trump wore a black Dior coat dress with Roger Vivier heels.
First lady Melania Trump and President Donald Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II, other world leaders and veterans at the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England, on June 5, 2019.
The D-Day anniversary was a chance for a last meeting between the Trumps and Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles the Prince of Wales during the Trumps' three-day state visit to Britain. The four posed again as they prepared to meet veterans following the commemorations for the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England, June 5, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump wore another fetching hat, this one saucer-like and by noted British milliner Philip Treacy, for the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, in Portsmouth, England, on June 5, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump wore a creamy, belted coat dress by The Row for the D-Day anniversary commemoration. After the ceremony, she and President Trump concluded their three-day state visit to Britain and departed from Southampton, England, on their way to Ireland, on June 5, 2019. They were to meet with Leo Varadkar, the Irish prime minister, before visiting the Trump golf resort in Doonbeg, Ireland.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose ahead of a dinner at Winfield House for Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit on June 4, 2019 in London. She wore a Givenchy berry-red cape gown by Clare Waight Keller, the designer of the former Meghan Markle's wedding gown when she married Prince Harry in May 2018.
President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II, first lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on June 3, 2019. Melania Trump is wearing a Dior Haute Couture ivory silk crepe gown with silk tulle detail and over-the-elbow white gloves.
First lady Melania Trump's second outfit of the day was a Dolce & Gabbana white skirt suit with navy trimmings, topped with a boater-style hat by Herve Pierre, slightly tilted on her pulled -up hair. She stood with Queen Elizabeth II and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as the queen officially welcomed the Trumps during their state visit, on June 03, 2019 at Buckingham Palace.
By the time President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrived in Britain on June 3, 2018, she had changed into a navy skirt suit by American designer Michael Kors paired with a blouse by British label Burberry that featured images of military medals. The Trumps' state visit to Britain is timed to coincide with commemorations of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
First lady Melania Trump leaving the White House on the way with President Donald Trump to the United Kingdom for a state visit, on June 2, 2019. She wore a Gucci shirt dress festooned with images of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and London’s double-decker buses.
The evening the Trumps left for a state visit to Britain, they attended the Ford's Theatre Gala in Washington, DC, on June 2, 2019. First lady Melania Trump wore a sleeveless black gown with silver accents.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to the White House Historical Association Dinner in the East Room of the White House on May 15, 2019. She is wearing a black sleeveless sheath gown that pools slightly around ankles.
First lady Melania Trump wore a dark denim, cap-sleeve midi dress with especially towering nude heels for her celebration of the one-year anniversary of her "Be Best" campaign, on May 7, 2019 in the Rose Garden of the White House.
First lady Melania Trump, standing with President Trump and Tiger Woods' family in the Rose Garden on May 6, 2019, wore a white tea-length sleeveless cocktail dress featuring floral lace under a sheer overlay. Woods received a Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from the president, his business partner, in honor of his comeback Masters victory In April 2019.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump welcome Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe at the White House on April 26, 2019. Trump is wearing a white Lela Rose lace dress and patent red Louboutin heels.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump leave the White House for the Atlanta opioid summit on April 24. She is wearing a sleeveless white midi-dress with brown polka dots, a mock turtleneck bodice with a ruffle, a brown leather belt at the waist and a handkerchief hem. She had on brown spike heels and a cream coat flung over her shoulders when she left chilly Washington.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump departed the White House for a weekend trip to Mar-A-Lago, April 18, 2019, the day special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference in the 2016 presidential election was released. She is wearing a white dress, a patterned duster over her shoulders, and orange spike heels.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose with Caribbean leaders at Mar-A Lago, March 22, 2019, in Palm Beach, Fla. From left are Jamaica's Prime Minister Andrew Holness, and Haiti President Jovenel Moise.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, boarding Air Force One, March 8, 2019, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Lee County, Ala., where tornadoes killed 23 people.
First lady Melania Trump boards an aircraft Monday, March 4, 2019, en route to Tulsa, Okla., to begin a two-day, three-state swing to promote her Be Best campaign. She wore a blue-gray trench coat over a bright yellow turtleneck sweater and yellow plaid spike heels.
First lady Melania Trump wore a densely-patterned Gabriela Hearst dress when she and President Trump spoke to members of the Venezuelan-American community in Miami against President Nicolas Maduro's government, on Feb. 18, 2019.
First lady Melania Trump wore a poncho-style sweater coat with spike-heel suede boots and carried an Hermes bag as she left Washington with President Trump for the trip to Mar-a-Lago in Fforida for the weekend.
First lady Melania Trump wore a bright pink plaid coat dress accented with fake fur cuffs to greet Colombian President Ivan Duque Marquez and first lady Maria Juliana Ruiz Sandoval to the White House Feb.13, 2019.
Earlier on Feb. 7, 2019, first lady Melania Trump spoke at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Leadership Forum, in National Harbor, Md., telling an audience of mostly teenagers that recovery from drug addiction is possible because of programs and organizations that offer care, resources and tools that "teach positive and life-saving ideas to those in need." Trump wore a dark blue denim jacket by Victoria Beckham over camel-colored slacks.
First lady Melania Trump, flanked by stepdaughter Tiffany Trump, at the State of the Union speech in the House of Representatives on Feb. 5, 2019. Trump wore a Burberry black military coatdress with white buttons.
First lady Melania Trump has been out of sight since just after Christmas, having spent most of January at Mar-a-Lago, where pictures of her at a New Year's party surfaced on Twitter. But she and the president and son Barron, 12, returned from Florida on Feb. 3, 2019, to Washington, to prepare for the State of the Union address on Feb. 5, 2019.
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump view the Florida Atlantic University Marching Band and cheerleaders at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., Feb. 3, 2019, as they arrive for a Super Bowl party.
First lady Melania Trump and President Trump return to the White House from their surprise trip to Al Asad Air Base in Iraq to visit troops, on December 27, 2018. That's not a mini-skirt she's wearing, it's a green Prada short trench coat over skin-tight leather nude-colored leggings, plus a rare pair of flats and large sunglasses despite the late hour.
First lady Melania Trump shares a moment with Tearrianna Cooke-Starkey while reading the story "Oliver the Ornament" during a visit to the Children's National Hospital Dec.13, 2018 in Washington, DC. The first lady continued a tradition begun by Bess Truman more than 60 years ago.
First lady Melania Trump's slightly blonder hair color attention on Twitter but the kids she met at Children's National Hospital in Washington where she read them a Christmas story, didn't seem to care, Dec. 13, 2018.
First lady Melania Trump wore a striking pair of stilettos in a red and white striped pattern when she met children released from the neonatal intensive care unit and their parents at Children's National Hospital in Washington, Dec. 13, 2018.
First lady Melania Trump sat in the front pew next to her husband and the president he replaced, former POTUS Barack Obama, at the state funeral for former President George H.W. Bush at the National Cathedral, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Washington.
The new pavilion is being funded by private donations, the White House said, though no details about the construction's cost were available.
House subpoenas Rudy Giuliani for Ukraine documents as part of impeachment inquiry
Democrats are demanding he turn over Ukraine-related documents by Oct. 15"Pursuant to the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, we are hereby transmitting a subpoena that compels you to produce the documents set forth in the accompanying schedule by October 15, 2019," the letter from House Intelligence chair Adam Schiff, Oversight chair Elijah Cummings and Foreign Affairs chair Eliot Engel says.
In a tweet, the first lady shared a photo that showed her, wearing her trademark stiletto heels, breaking ground by the old White House tennis court.
Exciting to break ground on the new tennis pavilion project at the White House today. Thank you to all who will help in making this legacy piece possible for future first families to gather at and enjoy for years to come. @theNationalMall@NatlParkServicepic.twitter.com/UcYLeJ27Ni
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) October 8, 2019
It's been business as usual this week for Trump, as the Washington Post noted that the first lady seems "unfazed" by the growing impeachment inquiry aimed at her husband.
On Monday morning she visited the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of its Red Ribbon Week promoting a drug-free America. She gave a five-minute speech about her Be Best campaign and equated the dangers of the vaping epidemic to the opioid crisis.
Former Ukraine envoy Volker to testify in impeachment inquiry on Thursday
Volker will be deposed before members of the House Intel, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees.Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was abruptly ousted from her post in May, will also sit for a joint deposition before the House Intel, Foreign Affairs and Oversight Committees on Oct. 11. Her deposition was originally scheduled for this Wednesday.
The president, meanwhile, told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders Tuesday that his administration will not cooperate with the House impeachment investigators because it considers their investigation to be unfair and illegitimate.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Melania Trump announces tennis pavilion during impeachment inquiry
House Oversight asks court to expedite subpoena order for Trump's finances .
The House Oversight Committee asked a federal appeals court to expedite the enforcement of a subpoena for President Trump's financial records, citing Democrats' ongoing impeachment inquiry. "The Committee is engaged in oversight activity to examine whether federal official-including the President-are making decisions in the country's best interest and not for their own financial gain," the committee's lawyers wrote in a motion filed Wednesday night.
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