Impeachment Updates: 10-30-19

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Trump started his day tweeting about the ‘infair Process’ of the impeachment and directed the ‘Rupublicans’ to go after the substance.

Screenshot in the event someone smarter than a 5th grader points out Trump’s illiteracy, typos, or both.

The tweet refers to Rep. Kevin McCarthy indicating that the GOP will switch from attacking the process House Democrats used in the initial phase of the Impeachment Inquiry to attacking the substance of it. Meaning, in there world, there is no there there.

Catherine Croft, a State Department employee who previously worked on Ukraine issues for the National Security Council just arrived on The Hill to deliver her closed door testimony.

“During my time at the NSC, I received multiple calls from lobbyist Robert Livingston, who told me that Ambassador Yovanovitch should be fired. He characterized Ambassador Yovanovitch as an ‘Obama holdover’ and associated with George Soros,” Croft says in her opening statement, obtained by NPR. “It was not clear to me at the time—or now—at whose direction or at whose expense Mr. Livingston was seeking the removal of Ambassador Yovanovitch. 

“I documented these calls and told my boss, Fiona Hill, and George Kent, who was in Kyiv at the time. I am not aware of any action that was taken in response.”

NPR:

Read her entire opening statement from the link posted above.

Christopher Anderson, a career foreign service officer in the State Department, will tell House impeachment investigators on Wednesday that President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani stood in the way of the White House strengthening ties with Ukraine, according to a copy of Anderson’s opening statement obtained by NPR.

NPR:

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