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Committees release transcripts detailing overheard Trump call as part of Impeachment Inquiry


This news story was published on November 16, 2019.
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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 Deputy Assistant to the President Timothy Morrison and Vice President Pence’s special adviser on Europe and Russia, Jennifer Williams.

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

“The testimony released today shows that President Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Zelensky immediately set off alarm bells throughout the White House. Both witnesses provided the Committees with first-hand accounts after personally listening to the call in the White House Situation Room.

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“Mr. Morrison confirmed Ambassador Taylor’s testimony to the Committees that the Ukrainians were told that U.S. military assistance, not just the White House meeting, was conditioned on their public announcement of political investigations that the President wanted.  Additionally, following the September 1 meeting between President Zelensky and Vice President Pence, Mr. Morrison confirmed that Ambassador Sondland informed one of President Zelensky’s top aides that American military aid was conditioned on the investigations.  Mr. Morrison informed John Bolton of the meeting and was told by Mr. Bolton to go see the lawyers, which he did.

“Ms. Williams testified that the President’s requests were ‘unusual and inappropriate’ and shed light on ‘possible other motivations behind a security assistance hold.’  She also confirmed, like Lt. Col. Vindman, that the Ukrainian President specifically mentioned ‘Burisma’ during the call, even though the White House call record does not reflect that.  Importantly, Ms. Williams also testified that in mid-May, President Trump instructed Vice President Pence to cancel plans to attend President Zelensky’s inauguration before the date for the inauguration had been set.

“We look forward to the public testimony of both of these officials.”

The testimony of Jennifer Williams can be found here.

Key excerpts of Jennifer Williams’s testimony can be found here.

The testimony of Timothy Morrison can be found here.

Key excerpts of Timothy Morrison’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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46 Responses to Committees release transcripts detailing overheard Trump call as part of Impeachment Inquiry

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 9:10 am

    What’s sad, Ms Pelosi, is your attempted coup, not only on this President, but on the very fabric of America and our Constitution. You know this is all fabricated, just like the Mueller report. It’s all coming out very soon and you, Ms Pelosi, will be held accountable for everything your trying to destroy.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 9:09 am

    So the Democratic Party through its members in Congress are admitting to election interference of a candidate which is what they are trying to remove the President over

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 9:08 am

    So the Dems must believe Trump will win in 2020 to go to these lengths to silence the people’s vote!!!!!!! Wake up America. AOC just admitted the Impeachment is a hoax.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:31 am

    * Piss on Pelosi!!!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:30 am

    *I’d rather trust a coiled snake about to strike then these Liberals who are suppose to be Americans working for the people. They are not working for the people, they are working for themselves and how to get richer at whatever cost it takes. Shame on them for taking an oath! God is watching and I am waiting! I hope Trump plays his cards right and proves the backstabbers, wrong. Then, sued them for slander of character!!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 18, 2019 at 9:03 am

      Do you really think God wants to get involved with our petty little differences in the political arena? He will punish Trump just as he will punish those who invoke his name for political purposes.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:30 am

    It should be Republicans and Democrats working hand-in-hand for the American people, and America. But no that’s not what they do, they’re worried they won’t be able to rob the taxpayers. So they make a phony charges against a great president. SMH never trust a Democrat in Congress.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:29 am

    Trump’s done an excellent job, against the hate Democraps have used to stop everything he has tried to do ! I hope it all blows up in their ugly faces at the end of the impeachment attempt…!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Proof that this has nothing to do with anything Trump has done. Proof that they lost an election and refuse to accept that. Proof that they care nothing for our founding principles, and finally proof they they are willing to destroy and ignore the will of the people. Demoncraps are Arrogant dictators.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:28 am

    They said the same thing about Trump as they said about George Washington and several other presidents but they did a good job and built a great company. Why is it when dems are in office our country backslides????

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:27 am

    They should have fought back a long time ago. Jim Jordan has been a bulldog at these hearings so far! I hope he keeps up the momentum. These hearings are a joke and everybody knows it.

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 18, 2019 at 9:05 am

      Sorry, not everyone knows that. We do know however that you would condone Trump if he pulled out a gun and shot Mike Pence.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Yet Trump is doing great for America. Democrats on the other hand have done what exactly??? Oops I have the answer for you. Absolutely zero. Soo shut up and prepare for 4 more years of winning. Or in your case whining.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 6:16 am

    Whiny Little Bitch Deleted all comments again.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 18, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Yawn

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    The free speech right deletes all the comments that they don’t like. You guys are really hypocrites.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 10:05 am

    **This is a kangaroo court nothing more.. better known as the Schiff Show (dangerous little man isn’t he)! The true abuser is Adam Schiff! He has stifled the young Female (Ladies: please TAKE NOTE of this and his Actions and Expression toward her….Schiff is particularly abusive to her over the men) Congress Women..each and every time her turn comes up! Plus…watch Schiff how he is leading the witness testifying! He raise is eyelids every time she starts to answer a question…basically guiding her answers!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 10:00 am

    *The Deep State and their minions (such as Barrack Obama) will not go quietly into obscurity. It is up to us to keep Our President in office so that he may decimate this well entrenched foe to the American system of government… as intended by our Founding Fathers.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

    *For three years we have heard that Trump is guilty of collusion and high crimes but not one specific one has been shown to me. All evidence points that the Democrats are the ones that have colluded and are on tape guilty of the very things they seem to be trying to create against Trump. If you can’t see this, you’re either pretty dense or don’t want to see it or just don’t care! The ones that have pushed this agenda should be charged!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:59 am

    **THE WHISTLEBLOWER SHOULD HAVE HIS NAME REVEALED AND HE NEEDS TO BE QUESTIONED. THE DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING A MOCKERY OF OUR GOVERNMENT. GET THE JOB DONE THAT YOU WERE HIRED TO DO. NO TO IMPEACHMENT YES TO DOING YOUR JOB. THE DEMOCRATS ARE DIGGING A T HOLE FOR THEMSELVES THAT NO AMOUNT OF LYING WILL GET THEM OUT OF. VOTE RED.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    *He is not a whistleblower, under the law. He does NOT FIT THE CRITERIA, therefore, he is not entitled to any protection.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:58 am

    **Adam Schiff lied about allowing the whistleblower to testify. AND Adam Schiff lied about knowing the identity of the whistleblower. Both of these lies should be grounds to fire him as Chairman.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:57 am

    *She has already lied to congress about an e mail. No sympathy for her just because she’s a woman. She serves at the pleasure of the President. Where was all the sympathy when Obama fired previous ambassadors? If you don’t like the President’s policies, resign.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

    ***How can you be moved by a woman that worked for Obama and was put there by him! Of course she was upset to be fired, she was probably losing a lot of money under the rug helping the Democrats with their deals. And a woman can put on fake emotions!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 21, 2019 at 6:11 pm

      She . was appointed by President Bush.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 9:56 am

    Whiny Little Pissant Bitch Deleted all the comments.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:16 am

    I see the free speech right is deleting comments again.

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      T.D.S. Reply Report comment

      November 17, 2019 at 9:15 am

      Yeah dumocrats around here hate President Trump so much for helping the American Working Folks they delete the truth and start calling you names .

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

      You should know you A-Hole. Everything that was posted here last night was deleted because they were anti-democrat.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:07 am

    *THE WHISTLEBLOWER SHOULD HAVE HIS NAME REVEALED AND HE NEEDS TO BE QUESTIONED. THE DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING A MOCKERY OF OUR GOVERNMENT. GET THE JOB DONE THAT YOU WERE HIRED TO DO. NO TO IMPEACHMENT YES TO DOING YOUR JOB. THE DEMOCRATS ARE DIGGING A T HOLE FOR THEMSELVES THAT NO AMOUNT OF LYING WILL GET THEM OUT OF. VOTE RED.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:07 am

    *Adam Schiff lied about allowing the whistleblower to testify. AND Adam Schiff lied about knowing the identity of the whistleblower. Both of these lies should be grounds to fire him as Chairman.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:06 am

    *This is a kangaroo court nothing more.. better known as the Schiff Show (dangerous little man isn’t he)! The true abuser is Adam Schiff! He has stifled the young Female (Ladies: please TAKE NOTE of this and his Actions and Expression toward her….Schiff is particularly abusive to her over the men) Congress Women..each and every time her turn comes up! Plus…watch Schiff how he is leading the witness testifying! He raise is eyelids every time she starts to answer a question…basically guiding her answers!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:06 am

    *Now go after the real crooks in the government. They are easy to find they are the ones who are complaining about President Trump. Lock them up. They spent 3 years whining wasting our taxpayers money.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:05 am

    She has already lied to congress about an e mail. No sympathy for her just because she’s a woman. She serves at the pleasure of the President. Where was all the sympathy when Obama fired previous ambassadors? If you don’t like the President’s policies, resign.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:05 am

    *I do not see the relevance of her testimony in regards to the so called whistleblowers accusations. She was let go as an ambassador months before any phone call. So that being said I was not moved by her testimony. Waste of our time and hers for having to even be there testifying.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 17, 2019 at 8:04 am

    *How can you be moved by a woman that worked for Obama and was put there by him! Of course she was upset to be fired, she was probably losing a lot of money under the rug helping the Democrats with their deals. And a woman can put on fake emotions!

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    T.D.S. Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    All these dumocrats are Insane with Hate over losing to President Trump , still . Get used to it, This is the new norm like odummy said.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    Shame on those democrats. Ms. Clinton’s call for civil disobedience after she lost has morphed into a mockery. Pelosi is leaving doom in her wake at every turn. And Warren could be a witch. Bitterness on high. Pretenders and whiners. Weak. Not to be confused with meek.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    Facts don’t matter.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    This is a kangaroo court nothing more.. better known as the Schiff Show (dangerous little man isn’t he)! The true abuser is Adam Schiff! He has stifled the young Female (Ladies: please TAKE NOTE of this and his Actions and Expression toward her….Schiff is particularly abusive to her over the men) Congress Women..each and every time her turn comes up! Plus…watch Schiff how he is leading the witness testifying! He raise is eyelids every time she starts to answer a question…basically guiding her answers!

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      November 16, 2019 at 6:28 pm

      And Ted Cruz’s father helped assassinate JFK, we didn’t land on the moon, Sandy Hook was an Obama setup, God is sending hurricanes to punish homosexuality, and windmills cause cancer.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    THE WHISTLEBLOWER SHOULD HAVE HIS NAME REVEALED AND HE NEEDS TO BE QUESTIONED. THE DEMOCRATS ARE MAKING A MOCKERY OF OUR GOVERNMENT. GET THE JOB DONE THAT YOU WERE HIRED TO DO. NO TO IMPEACHMENT YES TO DOING YOUR JOB. THE DEMOCRATS ARE DIGGING A T HOLE FOR THEMSELVES THAT NO AMOUNT OF LYING WILL GET THEM OUT OF. VOTE RED.

  37. Avatar

    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 5:50 pm

    For three years we have heard that Trump is guilty of collusion and high crimes but not one specific one has been shown to me. All evidence points that the Democrats are the ones that have colluded and are on tape guilty of the very things they seem to be trying to create against Trump. If you can’t see this, you’re either pretty dense or don’t want to see it or just don’t care! The ones that have pushed this agenda should be charged!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    He is not a whistleblower, under the law. He does NOT FIT THE CRITERIA, therefore, he is not entitled to any protection.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Adam Schiff lied about allowing the whistleblower to testify. AND Adam Schiff lied about knowing the identity of the whistleblower. Both of these lies should be grounds to fire him as Chairman.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    November 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    More evidence that can’t be ignored or called fake.