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Politics Impeachment inquiry: Mike Pence backs release of transcripts with Ukraine

10:06  10 october  2019
10:06  10 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Pence refuses House request to provide documents related to Ukraine call

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Please read the rules before joining the discussion. Mike Pence backs release of transcripts of his calls with Ukraine . Trump and his team told Democrats Tuesday the White House will not provide documents or witnesses to House impeachment investigators because it considers their investigation

release of a transcript of the conversation, part of an effort to pre-empt Democrats’ impeachment push. with Ukraine , even as they pushed toward an expansive impeachment inquiry that could The decision to begin a formal impeachment inquiry does not necessarily mean that the House will But that inquiry had not gotten the imprimatur of a full House vote or the full rhetorical backing of the

WASHINGTON – Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that he has no problem with the White House releasing transcripts of his conversations with the Ukrainian president, a move he said White House lawyers are considering even as the administration has refused to turn over other documents requested by House Democrats as part of their impeachment inquiry.

"I’d have no objections to that, and we’re discussing that with White House counsel as we speak," Pence told reporters during a trip to Iowa.

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Vice President Mike Pence said on Wednesday that he was working to release transcripts of his Trump’s critics have postulated that the president held up vital help for Ukraine to hold back The Trump administration has also refused to cooperate with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry , a

Impeachment inquiry : House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. CNN's Anderson Cooper compared the ongoing controversy surrounding President Trump and the rough transcript of a call with Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky to a

He was less direct when asked five times by reporters whether he was ever aware of President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden and his family.

Pence responded that he never discussed the Bidens with Zelensky, that Zelensky has said he was not pressured, that the summary of Trump's call with Zelensky doesn't show a quid pro quo and that the issue of military aid was "from my experience" not connected to Trump's interest in the Bidens.

"What I can tell you is, all of our discussions internally, between the president and our team, and our contacts and my office with Ukraine, were entirely focused on the broader issues of the lack of European support and corruption," Pence said.

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The US Democratic Party has begun a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over allegations that he pressured a foreign power to damage a He promised to release a transcript of his conversation with Ukraine 's president on Wednesday to show it was "totally appropriate".

WASHINGTON — House impeachment investigators widened the reach of their inquiry on Friday, subpoenaing the White House for a vast trove of documents and requesting more from Vice President Mike Pence to better understand President Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his

In addition to Trump asking Zelensky to "look into" the Bidens' involvement in Ukraine, Trump also said last week that "China should start an investigation into the Bidens."

But when Pence was asked Wednesday by reporters if it's OK for Trump to ask a foreign country to investigate a political rival, the vice president denied that's what Trump has done.

"I don't believe that's the case," he said.

Text messages between U.S. diplomats released last week by House Democrats show a months-long effort to push Ukraine's newly elected president to publicly promise he would order an investigation into Biden's son and also probe a conspiracy theory about Ukraine's alleged role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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A formal impeachment inquiry : House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out President Trump in About the Ukraine drama: Trump pressed Ukraine 's president in a call to investigate former Vice President The call transcript : Trump said he will release the "unredacted transcript " of his phone call with

Vice President Pence said Wednesday he would not object to the release of transcripts of his conversations with Ukraine and said it's under consideration at the White House.

In exchange, the diplomats believed, Trump would reward Zelensky with a highly sought-after meeting with Trump at the White House and the release of nearly $400 million in U.S. military aid that Trump had put on hold. 

Joni Ernst, Mike Pence are posing for a picture: Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, answers questions from the press after speaking at an America First Policies event on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Manning Farms in Waukee. © Kelsey Kremer/The Register Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Red Oak, answers questions from the press after speaking at an America First Policies event on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at Manning Farms in Waukee.

Democrats are investigating any role Pence played and have given him a Tuesday deadline to turn over a host of documents.

The requested mat include those relating to Pence's in-person meeting with Zelensky in Poland in September and a call a few weeks later.

Trump and his team told Democrats Tuesday the White House will not provide documents or witnesses to House impeachment investigators because it considers their investigation to be unfair and illegitimate.

But after the White House last month released a summary of Trump's July call with Zelensky, Trump said it exonerated him and reporters should also review Pence’s communications with the Ukrainian president.

Giuliani says he won't comply with congressional subpoena

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More in Trump Impeachment Inquiry . "This week, the president has admitted to asking the The current furor stems from a call Mr. Trump made to the president of Ukraine in July, in which he Earlier in the day he said he would release the transcript of the call with Ukrainian President

6/18 Mike Pence . The vice-president was not on the controversial July call to the Ukrainian president but did get a read-out later. On September 24, amid reports of the Ukraine call and the day before the White House released a partial transcript of it, she relented and announced an inquiry , saying

Reporters asked Pence Wednesday whether he maintains the position he took on foreign interference during the 2016 vice presidential debate when he called it improper for the Clinton Foundation to have accepted tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments and foreign donors while she was secretary of state.

“Foreign governments cannot participate in the American political process,” candidate Pence said then.

Pence said he stands by those comments.

"That's why President Trump is so concerned about foreign interference in our election in Ukraine," he said.

Trump allies have pursued the theory that Ukrainian officials cooperated with Democrats to interfere in the 2016 election.

The American intelligence community has concluded that Russia tried to sway the 2016 election in Trump's favor, a fact that has clouded Trump’s presidency.

During Pence's Iowa trip, which included a fundraiser for Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst, Pence visited a Waukee farm to push Congress to turn its focus from investigations to passage of a trade deal with Mexico and Canada that he said will drive new demand for U.S. farm goods.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Impeachment inquiry: Mike Pence backs release of transcripts with Ukraine

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.

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