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

Sen. John Kennedy slams Pelosi for using impeachment as a 'routine political weapon'

  Sen. John Kennedy slams Pelosi for using impeachment as a 'routine political weapon' Speaking on “Fox News Sunday,” Kennedy dodged a question by Chris Wallace on whether Trump was asking Ukraine to investigate corruption or to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and instead called out Pelosi for politicizing the impeachment process. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); “Speaker Pelosi is acting in a manner that is insincere, even by the standards of Congress,” Kennedy said. “She is turning impeachment into a routine political weapon.

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.

President Trump gave an at times campaign-style speech during a shale conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The president slammed Democrats over the

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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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

against Trump so far. Key: “Members are here because climate change is a critical issue for the U.S. and their constituents,” a Monday night: The House Intelligence Committee plans to review a report on the panel's investigation into Trump ' s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.

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.”

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The first two impeachment inquiry witnesses — diplomats Bill Taylor and George Kent — will But the official acknowledged Trump is not out of the woods just yet as the public hearings are just getting underway. GOP members got slammed with emails from the White House during today' s hearing .

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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.”

U.S. House Judiciary chair rejects Republicans' bid for impeachment witnesses .
The Democratic head of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on Monday rejected Republican lawmakers' request for eight witnesses to appear as part of the panel's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. © Reuters/JONATHAN ERNST House Judiciary Committee holds evidenciary hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington The requested witnesses fall "outside the parameters of the impeachment inquiry," Representative Jerrold Nadler said in a letter to the ranking Republican on the committee, Representative Doug Collins, as the committee heard evidence at a hearing on the

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