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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:51 PM

Pence aide testified that Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine were 'inappropriate'

Source: Politico

A top national security aide to Vice President Mike Pence told House impeachment investigators that President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political opponents were “unusual and inappropriate,” and “shed some light on possible other motivations” for the president’s order to freeze military aid to the U.S. ally.

Jennifer Williams, who serves as Pence’s special adviser for Europe and Russia, told investigators in early November that she took notes while she listened in on Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from the White House Situation Room, adding that she viewed Trump’s requests for investigations as politically motivated.

“I found the specific references to be — to be more specific to the president in nature, to his personal political agenda, as opposed to a broader … foreign policy objective of the United States,” Williams said, according to a transcript of her closed-door deposition released Saturday.

The July 25 phone call is at the center of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, as lawmakers also examine whether Trump sought to condition nearly $400 million in military aid on a public commitment by Ukraine to pursue investigations targeting former Vice President Joe Biden, among others.



Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2019/11/16/pence-aide-testified-that-trumps-efforts-to-pressure-ukraine-were-inappropriate-071282

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Sat Nov 16, 2019, 05:59 PM

1. You hearing footsteps, Mr. pResident?

You are guilty as sin, and you are going to go down.

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