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Graham on the impeachment inquiry: 'I made my mind up. There's nothing there'
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) doubled down on his defense of President Trump amid the ongoing impeachment inquiry, arguing there's "nothing there" in the call between Trump and Ukrainian leaders to suggest the president did anything wrong. "You make your mind up about the phone call. I made my mind up. There's nothing there," Graham said in an interview Saturday with KCCI, a Des Moines CBS affiliate. "I'm trying to let the House know, 'You're"You make your mind up about the phone call. I made my mind up. There's nothing there," Graham said in an interview Saturday with KCCI, a Des Moines CBS affiliate.
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.
"When Donald Trump refuses to come to the committee, now that Speaker Pelosi has invited him, when he doesn't let all the people around him come before the committee, you gotta to ask the question: what is he hiding? Why is he afraid to confront what these people have said?" he added.
Nunes pressed on Fox News about comparing impeachment inquiry to a 'coup'
Fox's Ed Henry grilled House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) Sunday on House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) characterization of the House impeachment inquiry as a "coup," according to Mediaite."Is this a calculated coup against President Trump, and if so, how do you back that up?" Henry asked Nunes, with Nunes responding that the inquiry was "the cheap knockoff version of the Russia hoax.""It"Is this a calculated coup against President Trump, and if so, how do you back that up?" Henry asked Nunes, with Nunes responding that the inquiry was "the cheap knockoff version of the Russia hoax.
Pelosi raised the issue of Trump testifying before the panel during an interview with CBS's "Face the Nation," which aired on Sunday."The president could come right before the committee and talk, speak all the truth that he wants if he wants -- if he wants to take the oath of office or he could do it in writing," she said. "He has every opportunity to present his case."
The House is weeks into its investigation on whether or not Trump tied Ukraine aid to the country opening up an investigation into former Vice President Biden and his son Hunter Biden.
Trump used a July phone call to ask President Volodymyr Zelensky to work with Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, to "look into" the Bidens, according to a rough transcript released by the White House.
Impeachment team releases transcript of defense official
WASHINGTON (AP) — House investigators are releasing another transcript in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The transcript being made public Monday is from the testimony of Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, in a closed-door interview. House Democrats are moving forward with the first live, public hearings of the impeachment inquiry this week. The House is investigating whether Trump violated his oath of office by pushing Ukraine's president to investigate Democrats, including rival Joe Biden, while the administration was withholding military funds for the East European ally.
After weeks of closed-door depositions with current and former officials, the House held its first public impeachment inquiry hearings last week. They're expected to hold three days of public hearings this week.
Trump and GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill have repeatedly lashed out at the inquiry, with the president blasting it as a "witch hunt."
Asked about the first day of the public hearings during a meeting with Turkish President Erdogan, Trump replied: "are you talking about the witch hunt?"
"Is that what you mean? Is that what you're talking about? I hear it's a joke. I haven't watched. I haven't watched for one minute because I've been with the President, which is much more important, as far as I'm concerned," he added.
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