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Politics Trump labels top Pence aide a 'Never Trumper'

23:40  17 november  2019
23:40  17 november  2019 Source:   politico.com

Pence aide said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine was political and not a normal diplomatic call

  Pence aide said Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine was political and not a normal diplomatic call An aide to Vice President Mike Pence who listened to the call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President told impeachment inquiry investigators on Thursday that she found the conversation to be unusual because it was political in nature, according to two sources familiar with the testimony. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Jennifer Williams, an aide in the vice president's office and a long time State Department staffer, said the phone call did not have the normal tone of a diplomatic call.

President Donald Trump on Sunday labeled one of his vice president’s top national security aides a “ Never Trumper ,” a day after it was disclosed that she had called the president’s July call with Ukraine “unusual and inappropriate” in a deposition to Congress.

Trump attacked Jennifer Williams, an advisor to Vice President Mike Pence , as a " Never Trump " after the House released her deposition from the impeachment inquiry this weekend. Williams, in her closed-door deposition, said that the call "shed some light on possible other motivations" for freezing nearly

President Donald Trump on Sunday labeled one of his vice president’s top national security aides a “Never Trumper,” a day after it was disclosed that she had called the president’s July call with Ukraine “unusual and inappropriate” in a deposition to Congress.

a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for Europe and Russia.© J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo Jennifer Williams, a special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for Europe and Russia.

Trump tweeted that the aide, Jennifer Williams — “whoever that is,” he said — should read the transcripts of both his calls with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine: the July 25 call at the center of the impeachment inquiry, as well as an initial April 21 call that the White House released a summary of Friday.

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The president has labeled other Trump administration officials who have testified in the impeachment inquiry, including some career diplomats, as Never Trumpers . Williams, a top national security aide to Pence serving as his special adviser for Europe and Russia, told investigators earlier this month

Trump has used the label “ Never Trumpers ” to attack diplomat William Taylor and State Department official George Kent after they testified in the impeachment inquiry last week. He also took aim at what he called “Crazed, Do Nothing Democrats” in a tweet moments later

He added: “Then she should meet with the other Never Trumpers, who I don’t know & mostly never even heard of, & work out a better presidential attack!”

The president has denied wrongdoing, a position he maintains as House impeachment investigators hold public hearings with witnesses concerned about Trump’s request for Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. Williams is scheduled to testify on Tuesday before the House Intelligence Committee.

Williams, who serves as Vice President Mike Pence’s special adviser for Europe and Russia, told House investigators in early November that she took notes while listening to the July 25 call from the White House Situation Room. Williams said she believed that Trump’s request to Ukraine was politically motivated.

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For now, some top Never Trumpers are focused on organizing. Among the prominent female Never Trumpers , Amanda Carpenter recently released “Gaslighting America: Why We Love it When Trump Lies to Us Ms. Carpenter, like Tyler, was a top aide to Senator Cruz and is now a CNN commentator.

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Trump has gone after multiple witnesses in the impeachment inquiry and characterized them as “Never Trumpers,” including the top diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman of the National Security Council. Taylor testified last week, and Vindman is scheduled to appear on Tuesday.

The president also tried to discredit Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine, as she was testifying on Friday. “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” he wrote in a tweet that the Intelligence Committee’s chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), read aloud in real time during the hearing.

On Sunday, Trump took advantage of not having any public events on his schedule, firing off at least 40 tweets and retweets over the span of six hours. He was mostly in impeachment-attack mode, retweeting news-show appearances by Capitol Hill allies — even calling Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York a “Republican Star” for her role in the hearings — and criticizing the media and “Do Nothing Dems.”

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