Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, a steadfast Trump defender, swatted down talk that the GOP-controlled Senate could dodge the matter of impeachment if the House approved charges against Trump.
State Department Inspector General Steve Linick is expected to provide an "urgent" briefing on Wednesday to staffers from various House and Senate Committees, ABC News reported. But Trump was angry over the weekend at both Mulvaney and press secretary Stephanie Grisham for not being able to change the narrative dominating the story, according to two Republicans close to the White House not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.
That's according to a House official familiar with the meeting who spoke on condition of anonymity.
He also said that his administration would not publish the transcripts of the phone call he had with the USA president on July 25.
Giuliani confirmed he had received a subpoena late Monday.
Meanwhile, an outside group that supports GOP House candidates was starting anti-impeachment digital ads on Monday against three House Democrats from districts Trump won in 2016.
Shares rise as trade optimism muffles impeachment noise
China's currency the yuan fell by 0.4 percent against the U.S. dollar, to its weakest against the greenback in almost three weeks. Bloomberg TV said the discussion is part of the broader US conflict with China and a safeguard to USA investors.
New details have come out on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
I'm concerned with aspects of the Committee's request that can be understood only as an attempt to intimidate, bully, & treat improperly the distinguished professionals of the Department of State, including several career FSOs.
The chairmen wrote Pompeo that "any effort to intimidate witnesses or prevent them from talking with Congress" is illegal and could constitute obstruction of justice in their ongoing impeachment inquiry.
Yovanovitch and Volker were two of the five depositions that the committees have scheduled during the next two weeks while Congress is on recess.
Pompeo, traveling in Italy to meet with the country's president and prime minister, ignored shouted question about the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday.
Zelenskiy insisted Tuesday that "it is impossible to put pressure on me".
The post followed a series of other posts from Trump in which the president said he wanted to face the whistle-blower, who he called "my accuser", and "the person who illegally gave this information" to him or her.