Lutsenko is quoted raising questions about compensation that Hunter Biden received from the Ukrainian oil company Burisma. "Why did they give it to a Ukrainian company?"
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Hill, one of the foremost USA experts on Russian President Vladimir Putin, reiterated in public - as she had in her closed door testimony - that she would refuse to be a part of "an alternative narrative" that Ukraine was the country that attacked the U.S.in 2016, because it boosts Russian and not American interests.
"Frankly, I want a trial", he said.
Trump continued to distance himself from other impeachment witnesses, including Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union. Holmes said under oath that at a Kiev restaurant he overheard a July 26 cellphone conversation in which Trump loudly pressed Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, for details on whether Ukraine would carry out politically motivated investigations the president was seeking.
"This ambassador that everyone says is so wonderful, she wouldn't hang my picture in the [Ukrainian] embassy ... it took like a year and a half to get the picture up", Trump complained of Yovanovitch.
The first would have involved one of Mr Trump's top rivals, Joe Biden, and the second would have examined a conspiracy theory that Ukraine, not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 USA election.
A third poll - by Marquette Law School and released a day later - found that 53 per cent of voters in the swing state of Wisconsin felt the President should not be impeached compared with 40 per cent who thought he should.
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Gallagher said he wanted to be allowed to retire on November 30 "with all the honors that I've earned, get back to my family". The New York Times reported earlier on Saturday that Spencer had threatened to quit if Trump subverted the process.
At the heart of the US impeachment inquiry is the allegation that President Trump, for his own political purposes, leaned on Poroshenko's successor, Volodymyr Zelensky, to investigate the Bidens and Hunter Biden securing a directorship on the Burisma board.
When asked about his meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani, Poroshenko said he only saw him twice: once, when Giuliani was the mayor of NY - "the best city after Kyiv", and the second time in October or November 2017.
Democrats also are looking into whether Trump abused his power by withholding $US391 million in security aid to Ukraine as leverage to pressure Kiev into digging up dirt on his political adversaries. "But you know that the reality is, I'm embarrassing you because you didn't do your job and I'm also going to bring out a pay-for-play scheme in the Obama administration that will be devastating to the Democrat Party".
Subsequently, Mr. Holmes said he asked Mr. Sondland for Mr. Trump's views on Ukraine. Trump asked Sondland, referring to Zelenskiy, according to Holmes' previous testimony. "Afterwards my mother gave me a bowl haircut", she said, to laughter in the hearing room. The committee heard a similar statement Tuesday from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Trump's current top Ukraine expert.
Trump has been repeating the Ukraine theory since at least April 2017 when he told the Associated Press he "heard it's owned by a very rich Ukrainian".
The timing of the phone call seemingly bolsters testimony from witnesses in the impeachment inquiry that senior Trump administration officials were involved in or aware of Giuliani's efforts to push Ukraine to launch corruption investigations and possibly tie Democrats like former Vice President Joe Biden to them.
"These fictions are harmful even if they are deployed for purely domestic political purposes", she said.