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Politics Pence aide -- who was concerned about July 25 call -- will testify if subpoenaed

04:25  07 november  2019
04:25  07 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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An aide to Vice President Mike Pence -- who was concerned about the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and the Ukranian President -- is testifying behind closed doors Thursday, the latest deposition for the Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry.

“An aide to Vice President Mike Pence , Jennifer Williams, will show up for testimony on Thursday if she receives a subpoena ,” CNN reports. “Williams was on the July 25 call between President Trump and Ukraine President Volodymr Zelensky. Williams was concerned about what she heard on the call

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An aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Jennifer Williams, will show up for testimony on Thursday if she receives a subpoena, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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  As public hearings loom, VP Pence aide meets with U.S. House committees Jennifer Williams arrived at the U.S. Capitol to testify behind closed doors.

Trump’s July 25 phone call is at the heart of the House of Representatives’ Democratic-led inquiry into whether the Republican president misused U.S Williams, who was listening to the call , testified that Trump’s insistence that Ukraine carry out politically sensitive investigations “struck me as unusual and

Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence who listened to the call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the center of the House impeachment inquiry, allegedly told congressional investigators that she found the discussion to be

Williams was on the July 25 call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymr Zelensky. Williams was concerned about what she heard on the call but there is no indication Williams raised her concerns to her superiors, according to the source.

Justin Shur, Williams' attorney, told CNN in a statement Wednesday night that she would answer the committee's questions "if required to appear."

"Jennifer is a longtime dedicated State Department employee," Shur said in the statement. "If required to appear, she will answer the Committees' questions. We expect her testimony will largely reflect what is already in the public record."

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Bolton, who was fired by Trump in September, was also called to appear on Thursday but did not show, and his attorney said he would not testify The House’s investigation, which started with a complaint from a whistle-blower, is focused on a July 25 phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian

Mulvaney, who is also director of the Office of Management and Budget, previously defied a subpoena for documents. During a White House press briefing in 3:45 p.m.:Vice President Mike Pence denied any wrongdoing by President Trump in his July 25 th phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr

Generally, the House has been sending subpoenas on the morning of their scheduled testimony.

Williams, a longtime State Department staffer, is detailed to Pence's office as special adviser on European and Russian affairs and was one of two Pence aides on the call. The other was Gen. Keith Kellogg, the vice president's national security adviser, who has not yet been called to testify.

Williams would be the first person on Pence's national security team to appear. She has knowledge of how much the vice president knew about the efforts by Trump and those around him to push Ukraine to launch investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, as well as 2016 election interference, a source familiar with her thinking told CNN.

Pence did not listen in, but a transcript of the call was put into his daily briefing binder, an administration source says.

He has repeatedly insisted that Trump did nothing wrong but Pence has not clarified how much he himself knew about efforts to pressure Ukraine and the parallel Ukraine policy that Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others were leading outside the normal diplomatic and official channels.

If she testifies, Williams would join a stream of other government officials who have given closed-door depositions in recent weeks as House investigators continue their impeachment inquiry stemming from a whistleblower complaint about Trump's July call with Zelensky.

A transcript of the conversation released by the White House shows Trump repeatedly pushed Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son, Hunter.

There is no evidence of wrongdoing by Joe or Hunter Biden.

Takeaways so far from House public impeachment hearings .
In several hours of testimony, and even bickering among lawmakers, some memorable moments have emerged. In several hours of testimony, and even bickering among lawmakers, some memorable moments have emerged.

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