Trump has accused the Bidens of unspecified corruption due to Hunter Biden's role as a director of Ukraine energy company Burisma when Joe Biden - now a leading candidate to challenge Trump in the 2020 election - was vice president.
The probe moves from closed-door depositions to open hearings next week, which Democrats hope will present a strong case to the American public that bolsters support for impeaching the president.
"We expect that you will call each of the witnesses listed above to ensure that the Democrats" "impeachment inquiry' treats the President with fairness, as promised by Speaker Pelosi", Nunes warned, clearly aware the request was likely to be denied. In September, the White Dwelling released a rough transcript of that July 25 call following a whistleblower complaint that alleged Trump solicited "interference" from a worldwide country to help his 2020 presidential campaign.
Nunes said testimony from Hunter Biden and the whistleblower would boost transparency in an "opaque and unfair process". House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said three State Department witnesses will appear in two hearings Wednesday and Friday: the USA ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, career department official George Kent and Marie Yovanovitch, the former us ambassador to Ukraine.
The Democrats are aiming to make Trump only the third president in U.S. history to be impeached, which would see him go on trial for removal in the Republican-dominated Senate.
President Donald Trump said he will probably release a second transcript of another call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky before the July 25 call.
The testimony details how prime United States officers were haunted that Trump had outsourced Ukraine coverage to his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who had pushed prime Ukraine officers to publicly pronounce an investigation into the Bidens and to pursue a conspiracy belief that Ukraine interfered within the 2016 elections to help Democrats.
Investigators in the inquiry on Friday released hundreds of pages of testimony from Fiona Hill, a former White House Russia adviser, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council.
Yovanovitch was ousted in May on Trump's orders and Taylor replaced her; both have testified about their concerns with the administration's policy on Ukraine.
"Next week, Democrats will hold the first public hearings broadcast on the results of their nearly seven-week investigation concerning the impeachment by calling the three career diplomats, who have already confirmed that trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and their accomplices brazenly sought a "service for service" from Ukraine", - notes the edition.
Ambassador William Taylor, a diplomat to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary for European affairs, are scheduled to testify on November 13, while Marie Yovanovitch, the former USA ambassador to Ukraine, will testify on November 15, according to Schiff.
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