WASHINGTON – Democrats in the US Congress have published transcripts of testimony in the case of the impeachment of President Donald Trump, who gave the former us Ambassador to Ukraine Mary Yovanovitch, and former adviser to Secretary of state Michael McKinley, according to the website of the House Committee on intelligence.
“The testimony shows that US foreign policy was poisoned by an inappropriate unofficial channel that aimed to advance the President’s personal and political interests,” the leaders of the three committees that are investigating and where the majority is Democrat-owned said in a joint statement.
According to the head of the Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Tuesday, the testimony of the former us special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volcker and former us Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sunderland will be published. He also assured that other testimony that had previously been given behind closed doors would be published.
Earlier, Democrats began the procedure of impeachment of Trump, saying that he pressured the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky, seeking for their political purposes, the investigation against former Vice President Joe Biden and his family. Trump circulated a transcript of the conversation, which suggests that he did ask Zelensky to “look into” the Biden case. At the same time, Trump says that he did nothing illegal and only fulfilled his duty to fight corruption.
Now three committees of the US House of Representatives conduct interviews with witnesses in the “Ukrainian case,” as well as send numerous subpoenas to members of the Trump administration with the requirement to provide the necessary documents. Testimony in Congress has already given several key figures: former us special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volcker, former us Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, former presidential adviser on Russia and Ukraine Fiona hill, US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland.