House to explore Pence’s role in Ukraine controversy with new testimony

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Mike Pence’s role in the events leading to the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry is expected to come under scrutiny Thursday as a top aide is likely to comply with a request to testify on Capitol Hill. Jennifer Williams, an aide to Pence and a longtime State Department staffer, would be the first person on the vice president’s staff to appear before Congress. She is expected to show up for testimony on Thursday if she receives a subpoena, her lawyer said Wednesday.

House Democrats have typically issued those subpoenas the morning of a witness’s scheduled testimony. Williams was one of the nearly dozen officials listening on President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, according to two sources familiar with the matter. For more on the story, see source: