In a report intended to counter Democrats’ impeachment case against President Trump, Republicans will argue his efforts to get Ukraine to investigate his rivals had nothing to do with politics.
Geoff BennettThe New York Times has reviewed a draft of the House GOP impeachment report. @npfandos writes that Republicans in their 123-page document "do not concede a single point of wrongdoing or hint of misbehavior by the president."
Geoff BennettNEWS: The House Intelligence committee will vote on its impeachment inquiry report on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 6PM ET. The report then heads to the Judiciary Committee, which is holding its first public hearing on Wednesday at 10AM ET
Secretary Pompeo had several calls with President Trump’s lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, toward the end of March, weeks before Marie Yovanovitch was recalled from her post in Ukraine, newly released documents show.
Geoff BennettNEW: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had several phone calls with Rudy Giuliani toward the end of March, weeks before Amb. Marie Yovanovitch was unceremoniously recalled from her post, according to documents released under court order late Friday.
Geoff BennettNEW: Amb. Yovanovitch’s lawyers say Trump’s claim that she refused to hang his picture in the embassy in Ukraine is false: “The Embassy in Kyiv hung the official photographs of the President, Vice President, and Secretary of State as soon as they arrived”
Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher is expected to be formally notified of the action on Wednesday.
Geoff BennettNYT: The Navy SEAL at the center of a high-profile war crimes case has been ordered to appear before Navy leaders Wednesday morning, and is expected to be notified that the Navy intends to oust him from the elite commando force.
The referee said the response of Jordan and another former coach was, "Yeah, yeah, we know."
Geoff BennettRep. Jim Jordan - who's been appointed to the House Intel Committee with impeachment hearings set to begin - was just named in a lawsuit for allegedly dismissing a report of sexual misconduct while an asst. coach at OSU. I'll have more on @NBCNightlyNews.
Dr. Ben Carson, Rep. Trey Gowdy, Rep. Elijah Cummings, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Harwood, Stephen Henderson, Jennifer Rubin.
Geoff BennettHouse Republicans once *defended the closed-door nature of congressional investigations.
Here's what then-Benghazi Committee chairman Trey Gowdy said on @MeetThePress in Oct. 2015 of witness interviews: "The private ones always produce better results.”
Half of Americans say President Donald Trump should be impeached and removed from office, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, a new high in CNN polling on the topic and the first time that support for impeachment and removal has...
Geoff BennettNew CNN poll: Half of Americans say Trump should be impeached and removed from office -- marking the first time the poll finds support for impeachment and removal significantly outpacing opposition.
“We’re not going to get caught flat-footed, and we're not going to take it lying down,” said one person familiar with the plan.
Geoff BennettActing WH chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and WH counsel Pat Cipollone will be among those who present the president with the plan for a rapid response effort that could come as early as Monday, according to two people familiar with the matter.