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Politics GOP memo outlines party's plan to defend Trump ahead of public hearings

15:35  12 november  2019
15:35  12 november  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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Addressed to the GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee, House Oversight Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee, the memo outlines arguments in defense of Trump . It makes the case that Democrats failed to present any evidence of quid pro quo in Trump ' s July 25 call with

The memo points out that both Trump and Zelensky have said they felt no pressure during the call. on Democrats as they defend President Trump . … Notably, he cited rules for the investigation that would Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney no longer plans to seek a judge’ s ruling on

Top Republicans serving on panels involved in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry into President Trump penned a memo to GOP members on those committees outlining "key points of evidence" from the closed-door inquiry ahead of public hearings slated to begin Wednesday.

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The memo to the GOP members of the House Intelligence Committee, House Oversight Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee outlines arguments in defense of Trump. They make the case that Democrats failed to present any evidence of quid pro quo in Trump's July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

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“Don’t defend Trump , other than the China Travel Ban — attack China,” the memo states. Republicans have indicated they plan to make China a centerpiece of The NRSC memo shows that Republicans are also eager to make China an issue in down-ballot races. It was distributed by the Senate GOP

House GOP lays out defense strategy for Trump . Using witness testimony from the closed-door depositions, as well as public reporting, the memo attempts to undercut several key arguments made by Democrats outlining the alleged culpability of Trump in his actions toward Ukraine, particularly in

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They said Trump had a “deep-seated, genuine and reasonable skepticism of Ukraine and U.S. taxpayer-funded foreign aid" due to the country's history of "pervasive corruption" since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The memo points out that both Trump and Zelensky have said they felt no pressure during the call. Another piece of evidence cited by the memo's authors is that Ukrainian government officials interfered in the 2016 presidential election in opposition to Trump in an effort to sway the race in favor of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, a claim that Trump has made but has not been proven.

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It accuses the party of seeking to impeach the president from day one. “They are trying to impeach They’ll be reading it throughout the day tomorrow and essentially it outlines in considerable detail a Trump has also been vocal about his doubts over US foreign aid and the need for European allies to

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The United States provided Ukraine with much-needed security assistance despite it not investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, according to the letter. The Ukrainian government was also not aware that security assistance was being withheld at the time of the call.

The memo cited testimony transcripts of several State Department officials called by House Democrats to give their depositions behind closed doors. The Republicans also accused Democrats of lacking transparency and hiding information.

Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, arrive for the deposition of Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, in the Capitol on November 7, 2019. © Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Reps. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Mark Meadows, R-N.C., left, arrive for the deposition of Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, in the Capitol on November 7, 2019. The memo said that Rep. Adam Schiff, chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, has been leading the impeachment inquiry from his "Capitol basement bunker." The closed-door impeachment inquiry has generated more than 100 hours of testimony from 15 witnesses. 

“The fact-finding is all unclassified, so the closed-door process is purely for information control. This arrangement has allowed Chairman Schiff — who has already publicly fabricated evidence and misled Americans about his interactions with the anonymous whistleblower — to selectively leak cherry-picked information to help paint misleading public narratives while, at the same time, placing a gag order on Republican Members,” the memo read.

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House Democrats are moving their impeachment proceeding into open hearings this week. The memo claims they will still be “one-sided, partisan and fundamentally unfair.” The GOP authors of the letter said there is no co-equal subpoena power, no due process for the president, and no guarantee Schiff will call witnesses put forward by Republicans. They also pointed out that Schiff denied the GOP minority’s request to call the anonymous whistleblower — whose complaint initiated the impeachment probe — to testify.


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