Next week, Congress is scheduled to interview three key witnesses: 1) American envoy William B. Taylor Jr. 2) American diplomat George P. Kent 3) former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie L. Yovanovitch
Ambassador Yovanovitch’s testimony contradicted the testimony of C.I.A director Mike Pompeo, when the former said that diplomat Michael McKinley tried to get the latter to come to her defense after she was maligned by Giuliani publicly; Pompeo denied hearing anything from McKinley regarding Yovanovitch’s treatment.
Congress has yet to hear anything from White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who they have requested to testify. Mulvaney, who admitted to quid pro quo in a press conference while attempting to defend the president’s actions, will likely refuse to cooperate. In the press conference, Mulvaney was quoted as saying, “Did he [Trump] also mention to me in passing the corruption related to the D.N.C. server?…Absolutely. No question about that…That’s why we held up the money.”
Rep. Sheila Jackson tweeted the following today, “Each and every witness who comes before the House Impeachment Inquiry confirms that the President conditioned the receipt of congressionally-appropriated funds on digging up dirt on the President’s political opponent…Career diplomats have confirmed the quid pro quo. Career intelligence officers have confirmed the quid pro quo. Now, the President’s donors and political friends have confirmed the quid pro quo. This president will be held to account.”