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Politics 'Unfortunate': Pompeo slams Dems for impeachment hearing during Trump's overseas trip

17:36  02 december  2019
17:36  02 december  2019 Source:   politico.com

Trump says Democrats 'not nice!' for holding impeachment hearings while he's overseas — but GOP did same to Clinton

  Trump says Democrats 'not nice!' for holding impeachment hearings while he's overseas — but GOP did same to Clinton In 1998, House Republicans conducted impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton while he was on several overseas trips, just like House Democrats will do this week.Trump accused Democrats in a tweet of "purposely" scheduling the first House Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment against him for Wednesday, saying that was "not nice!"

Trump impeachment inquiry. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Mr Pompeo was reportedly listening in A rough transcript emerged last week indicating Mr Trump urged the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to On Monday, it emerged that Mr Pompeo was present during the Ukraine call.

During a July 25 call between Trump and the new Ukrainian president, Trump defended him, saying, “I heard you had a “The misguided Democrat impeachment strategy is meant to appease their rabid, extreme, leftist base, but will only serve to embolden and energize President Trump ’ s supporters and

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday criticized House Democrats for scheduling an impeachment hearing this week as President Donald Trump travels abroad, echoing a recent line of attack by the White House’s top lawyer against the rapidly escalating inquiry.

Mike Pompeo wearing a suit and tie: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.© Mark Wilson/Getty Images Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo told the hosts of “Fox & Friends” there exists a “long tradition that we support presidents when they travel overseas to do their work,” admonishing Democratic lawmakers’ decision “to hold hearings back here in Washington to distract America's president from his important mission” in the United Kingdom.

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Trump is set to embark Monday morning for London to attend this year’s meeting of NATO leaders on Tuesday and Wednesday. Meanwhile, the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will undertake its first impeachment hearing since the conclusion of the probe’s public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee last month.

The White House informed the Judiciary panel Sunday that it would not participate in the hearing, arguing that “an invitation to an academic discussion with law professors does not begin to provide the president with any semblance of a fair process.”

Impeachment witness apologizes for mentioning Barron Trump during hearing

  Impeachment witness apologizes for mentioning Barron Trump during hearing Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan said she was "wrong" to have talked about Barron Trump during a House impeachment hearing. "I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that," Karlan said Wednesday during the impeachment hearing. "I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he's done that's wrong, but I do regret having said that." Pamela Karlan: "I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that.

21 during the public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump . | Dems move rapidly on impeachment with first Judiciary Committee hearing . The 100 pages of documents show repeated contact in March between Pompeo and Giuliani, President Donald Trump ' s personal

During the call, Trump asked for an update on his request that Ukraine investigate the Bidens, Taylor said, citing the aide. In a statement immediately after the impeachment hearing , Trump ’ s 2020 presidential campaign disregarded the testimony from Taylor and Kent as “third-hand hearsay.”

In his five-page letter to Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, White House counsel Pat Cipollone charged that the New York Democrat “scheduled this initial hearing — no doubt purposely — during the time that you know the President will be out of the country” attending the NATO summit.

Pompeo also blasted the timetable as “very unfortunate” on Monday.

“I mean, these are some of our most important allies and partners in keeping the American people safe and secure,” he said. “I regret that they've chosen to hold these hearings at the same time that the president and our entire national security team will be traveling to Europe, to London, to work on these important matters.”

Pompeo suggests debunked Ukraine election meddling theory should be probed .
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday suggested that Ukraine should be investigated over allegations that it interfered in the 2016 election, a debunked theory advanced by President Donald Trump that witnesses told the congressional impeachment inquiry was spread by Russian spy agencies. Pompeo was asked at a news conference if the United States should probe accusations of Ukrainian election meddling that Trump's fellow Republicans have raised in the Democrat-led U.S. House of Representatives probe into whether Trump abused his power for domestic political gain.

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