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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:42 PM

Committees Release Croft and Anderson Transcripts as Part of Impeachment Inquiry

Source: House Intelligence Committee

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Committees Release Croft and Anderson Transcripts as Part of Impeachment Inquiry

Washington, November 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.— Today, Rep. Adam B. Schiff, the Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Rep. Eliot L. Engel, the Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Acting Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, released the transcripts from joint depositions of two former assistants to Ambassador Volker: Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson.

The three Chairs issued the following statement announcing today’s release:

“Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, both advisors to Ambassador Kurt Volker on Ukraine policy, testified before the Committees about concerns they had with efforts to press Ukraine into announcing specific investigations which would help President Trump politically. Ms. Croft also testified that Ukrainian officials approached her quietly about the hold on security assistance in the July or August timeframe, before the hold had been made public.”

The testimony of Catherine Croft can be found here.

Key excerpts of Catherine Croft’s testimony can be found here.

The testimony of Christopher Anderson can be found here.

Key excerpts of Christopher Anderson’s testimony can be found here.

Background:

H. Res. 660, which was passed by the House of Representatives on October 31, 2019, authorizes the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence “to make publicly available in electronic form the transcripts of depositions” with “appropriate redactions for classified and other sensitive information.”

Pursuant to this resolution, and consistent with the Committee’s rules and longstanding bipartisan practice, the Committee has begun preparing transcripts from the impeachment inquiry for public release, which includes a thorough, nonpartisan security review to protect classified and other sensitive information.

As part of this process, the Committee is redacting (1) personally identifiable information; (2) the names of non-senior Executive Branch personnel and Intelligence Community employees; (3) the names of committee staff who did not ask questions or make on-the-record statements; and (4) classified or potentially classified information or other sensitive information not pertinent to the subject of the impeachment inquiry.

In addition, consistent with the Committee’s rules, each transcript has been made available to the witness for inspection, including to identify technical, grammatical, and typographical corrections. The Committee has also taken into consideration requested redactions from witnesses, if they fall within the parameters above.

Although the transcripts list Members of the three Committees who were present at the outset of a deposition, they do not necessarily reflect the attendance of all Members who may have joined or departed a deposition at different points.

The Committee will release individual transcripts on a rolling basis as this process is completed.

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Croft's testimony (PDF) - https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/CPRT-116-IG00-D013.pdf
Excerpts from Croft (PDF) - https://intelligence.house.gov/uploadedfiles/20191111_-_croft_transcript_excerpts_-_12867419.pdf

Anderson's testimony (PDF) - https://docs.house.gov/meetings/IG/IG00/CPRT-116-IG00-D014.pdf
Excerpts from Anderson (PDF) - https://intelligence.house.gov/UploadedFiles/20191111_-_Anderson_transcript_excerpts_-_91365893.pdf

They are rolling them out!





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left-of-center2012 Nov 11 #2
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:49 PM

1. Trumptanic Free ice in every room

Croft

Q: And so, can you explain how the Biden candidacy would potentially—how you thought the Biden candidacy would potentially impact the President’s views on Ukraine, as you explained it to Ambassador Taylor?
A: Yeah. This was just sort of my speculation, as somebody who has watched Ukraine for a while and as somebody who had worked in the White House, but that my understanding was that, you know, in an attempt to—that it seemed logical to me that in an attempt to counter the narrative about Russian support for the Trump administration in the 2016 election or Russian interference in the 2016 election that—that it would be useful to shift that narrative by shifting it to Ukraine as being in support of the Clintons.
Q: And how would that affect the President’s policy views towards Ukraine? A: The way I thought about it was that painting sort of Ukraine as being against
Trump would help distract from a narrative or balance out a narrative that he had gotten help in the 2016 election from Russia.

Anderson

Q: Okay. So I think you’ve mentioned a couple of different things here. So what was your understanding of Rudy Giuliani’s interest in Leschenko [Lutsenko]?
A: This was speculation on my part, since I had no contact with Giuliani. But we understood this, based on news reports, that it referred to Leschenko [Lutsenko]’s involvement in publicizing what was called the black ledger, which is related to Paul Manafort’s activities.

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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:57 PM

2. duplicate

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142393840 Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:47 PM

Committees Release Laura Cooper's Transcript as Part of Impeachment Inquiry

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:06 PM

3. These are 2 more that were released!

They released 3 total!

The 3 are - Cooper, Croft, and Anderson.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 06:27 PM

4. Different people.

And different transcripts.

As clearly noted in the title of the threads in case one doesn't make it any further than that.

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