"We're turning this into a real rallying cry for the president's supporters", Gorka said.
According to a White House rough transcript of the call and testimony from several government officials, Trump was withholding needed military aid the East European ally as he wanted Zelenskiy to investigate Trump's potential 2020 rival, Joe Biden, as well 2016 USA election interference.
Some allies of President Donald Trump have long agitated for the whistleblower, whose complaint this summer sparked the series of events leading to the ongoing impeachment inquiry, to come forward publicly, arguing the president deserves the chance to confront his accuser.
On Saturday, Republicans released a list of people they want to hear from. Trump added that there was a "lot of talk" about Biden as vice president stopping the prosecution of a company on which his son Hunter served as a director. Majority Democrats are unlikely to approve the list as delivered. The committee chairman, California Rep. Adam Schiff, quickly cast doubt on whether Republicans will get their way.
In early October, reports emerged that Schiff received information from the whistleblower before the person filed a complaint against Trump. In response to Nunes, Schiff said that "the Committee is evaluating the Minority's witness requests and will give due consideration to witnesses within the scope of the impeachment inquiry, as voted on by the House". Trump has denied the claim, saying the call was "perfect". His conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in July sparked the impeachment inquiry against him when he was heard pressing the new president for a political favor.
In April, Trump spoke with Zelensky one month before he was inaugurated. He described the transcript as "very important".
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"Now, they want to have a transcript of the other call, the second call".
Paul's candid rejection of the White House's defense and minimization of the question at hand overlooks the political tinge that is central to the allegations against Trump and has been backed up by testimony from administration officials. The officials have testified that they were led to believe such a meeting would be granted only if Zelensky announced the investigations the president wanted.
Trump's attempts to solicit Poroshenko's successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, to launch an investigation into the Bidens are now at the center of an impeachment inquiry into the USA president. The other invited witness, former National Security Advisor John Bolton was a no-show. Several senior White House officials are refusing to appear for the probe, including acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
Now, Mulvaney is asking to join the same federal lawsuit on the heels of skipping out on testimony Friday.
The witness request "must be submitted in writing, and must be accompanied by a detailed written justification of the relevance to the inquiry of the testimony of each requested witness", Schiff said in a statement released on Thursday, citing a recently-passed House resolution formalizing proceedings of the impeachment inquiry.
Trump's campaign isn't just waiting for voters to bring up impeachment - it's "owning it", raising it on phone calls and door-knocks across the country, said Rick Gorka, a spokesman for Trump's campaign and the Republican National Committee.