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.
President Trump ’s reelection campaign announced that on Wednesday it raised over $ 3 . 1 million in donations – the same day as the first public hearing of the House’s Even before the public hearings began, Trump fundraisers reported seeing a surge in donations in response to impeachment talk.
Donald Trump Campaign Raises $ 3 . 1 Million in Small Donations During Impeachment Hearings . President Donald Trump ’s 2020 re-election campaign announced it raised $ 3 . 1 million in small-dollar donations during the first 24 “ One of our best fundraising days ever… again!” he wrote on Twitter.
President Trump’sannounced that on Wednesday it raised over $3.1 million in donations – the same day as the first public hearing of the into Trump.
“$3,144,257 RAISED YESTERDAY!” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, tweeted Thursday. “’[Trump] loves these huge numbers. He knows that it isn’t enough to end this IMPEACHMENT SCAM.”
Even before the public hearings began, Trump fundraisers reported seeing a surge in donations in response to impeachment talk. Parscale tweeted in September that donors gave $5 million in the 24 hours after Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry.
Staffer who overheard Trump call with Sondland testifies in closed hearing
David Holmes, an aide to Ambassador Bill Taylor, overheard a July 26 call between Trump and Gordon Sondland about UkraineHolmes is a counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Kiev, according to the embassy's website.
After that conversation - which occurred a day after Trump had asked Ukraine's president during a phone call to conduct the investigations - the staff David Holmes, a Taylor aide subpoenaed to testify behind closed doors on Friday in the impeachment inquiry, is the staffer who overheard the call that
Meanwhile, over in MAGA Land, on the horizon is Trump ’s eventual vindication celebration when the Impeachment Hoax comes to its ignoble end, a Donald Trump Campaign Raises $ 3 . 1 Million in Small Donations During Impeachment Hearings . Nolte: Impeachment Backfire – Trump ’s Numbers
Other pro-Trump groups also saw a spike in donations. Linda McMahon, chair of the America First Action PAC board of directors, previously told FOX Business’that the group had raised about $1 million each day in the week after Pelosi announced the impeachment inquiry.
Support for Trump's impeachment unchanged after hearings begin: Reuters/Ipsos poll
The televised impeachment hearings that began this week in the U.S. House of Representatives do not appear to have changed many minds about President Donald Trump, with public support for his impeachment about the same before and after the first U.S. diplomats testified, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. © Reuters/TOM BRENNER U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on honesty and transparency in healthcare prices inside the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington The national online poll, which ran from Thursday to Friday morning, showed that 44% of U.S.
The first public presidential impeachment hearings in two decades opened with Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., saying the hearings would attempt to answer a key question: "Whether President Trump sought to condition official acts, such as a White House meeting
“The first day of live impeachment hearings . It’s what we’ve been praying for since the beginning of the Trump presidency: the end of the Trump presidency.” “I hope you all had haircuts that won’t look in future documentaries, because the public impeachment hearings have begun,” Bee exclaimed.
"That speaks, I think, volumes to how people are rallying around the president," she said.
Trump already has a hefty war chest, with his campaign and the Republican National Committee announcing in October that they had raised $125 million in fundraising in the third quarter of this year.
The Trump 2020 campaign's fundraising arm said at the time it raised more than $308 million in 2019 and has more than $156 million in the bank.
Former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee raised just over $70 million in the third quarter of 2011.
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.
This is the Impeachment Briefing, The Times’s newsletter about the impeachment investigation. Democrats made the argument that Mr. Trump ’s pressure campaign was corrupting Ukraine from within. “He was trying to aim corruption in Ukraine at Vice President Biden and at the 2020 election
“Ambassador Taylor testified that President Trump was the first president to see that Ukraine was At the time, Manafort was chairman of the Trump campaign . Chalupa was hired as a consultant to the defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, testified to the House impeachment inquiry committee.
Republican insiders say that the impeachment effort against Trump could be a fundraising boon for the GOP.
WinRed, the new GOP online fundraising platform designed to compete for small-dollar campaign donations, reported raising a little more than $30 million in the third fundraising quarter, which began in July and ended at the close of September.
WinRed President Gerrit Lansing said the Democrats’ moves to ramp up impeachment efforts against Trump “helped a lot,” saying fundraising numbers “spiked” after Pelosi’s announcement as well.
Fox News’ Alex Pappas and Fox Business contributed to this report.
Ivanka Trump Tweets Out Fake de Tocqueville Quote to Bash Impeachment as a ‘Decline of Public Morals’ .
“A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from office.” Those words, Ivanka Trump claimed, were spoken by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. In a Thursday evening tweet, the first daughter used the quotation to bash the impeachment hearings against her father, President Donald Trump.