- House Democrats say efforts will prove unsuccessful because of the evidence already in lawmakers’ possession
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Some House Democrats are making the argument that the White House’s efforts to stonewall the impeachment inquiry will prove unsuccessful because of the evidence already in lawmakers’ possession.
Specifically, the Democrats argue that the whistleblower complaint, the White House memo on the Ukraine call and text messages shared by senior officials like Rudy Giuliani present a compelling case for Trump’s removal from office.
In impeachment-related news, US diplomats who expressed unease about withholding military aid from Ukraine were advised to downplay the eventual release of the funds, according to the New York Times.
The Times reports:
‘Keep moving, people, nothing to see here …’ Brad Freden, the State Department’s acting deputy assistant secretary overseeing issues in Europe and Eurasia, wrote in a Sept. 12 email obtained by The New York Times.
He said the National Security Council would not publicly announce that $141 million in State Department assistance was being restored after being held up in what the White House described as a normal review. …