"He struck at the very heart of what makes this country the 'republic.'"
Alayna TreeneRead the opening statements for today's Democratic witnesses (22 pages total): UNC-Chapel Hill law professor Michael Gerhardt, Harvard law professor Noah Feldman, and Stanford law school professor Pamela S. Karlan
Republicans say there was “no quid pro quo, bribery, extortion, or abuse of power.”
Alayna TreeneNEW: We got an early look at Republicans' 110-page impeachment report
The document is a prebuttal to Democrats' report & seeks to undercut what they anticipate will be Dems’ specific arguments against Trump
A public report and a handoff to the Judiciary Committee.
Alayna TreeneAdam Schiff's "Dear Colleague" letter still leaves a lot of the details about when and how the impeachment inquiry will shift to the Judiciary committee up in the air.
Here's our latest on what we know and what we don't know
Alayna TreeneSCOOP: The House committees investigating President Trump and Ukraine issued a subpoena Thursday night for acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney to testify at 9 am on Friday as part of their impeachment inquiry, two sources familiar tell me
The testimony paints Giuliani, not Trump, as the mastermind.
Alayna TreeneNEW: New details from Kurt Volker's closed-door interview indicate Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, was deeply conflicted about whether to take the job because of concerns about Rudy Giuliani's shadow involvement
Alayna TreeneSCOOP: Kurt Volker told lawmakers in a closed-door testimony that Bill Taylor was worried Trump might be willing to trade away Ukraine's interests as part of a grand bargain with Russia -- new w/ @margarettalev
Republicans close to Trump encouraged him to let Sondland come before the committees, convinced he will be helpful to their side.
Alayna TreeneSCOOP: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland is expected to testify next Wednesday before the House committees investigating Trump & Ukraine, despite being blocked by the State Dept from appearing at a closed-door deposition this week
Fiona Hill left her role as Trump's top Russia aide in August.
Alayna TreeneScoop: House Democrats have sent Trump's former Russia advisor Fiona Hill a letter requesting she appear for a deposition on Oct. 14, as well as turn over several documents dating back to January of 2017
Read the letter 👇🏼