Trump to release another Ukraine call transcript on Tuesday

As outlined in a letter to Chairman of the committee Adam Schiff, penned by Republican California Representative Devin Nunes, Hunter Biden and Burisma leadership are on the wish list for witnesses to testify as part of the hearings.

Thornberry, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, added: "I believe it was inappropriate".

Nunes, ranking member on the committee, sent his list in a letter to Schiff earlier on Saturday, naming the whistleblower and Hunter Biden among the people Republicans want to testify.

The televised impeachment inquiry sessions come 46 years after America was transfixed by the Watergate hearings.

Trump has dismissed all allegations of misconduct.

"It's impossible to bring this case forward, in my view, fairly without us knowing who the whistleblower is and having a chance to cross-examine them about any biases they may have", he said.

Trump says thinking about attending Russia's May Day parade
President Barack Obama refused to attend the 70th anniversary in 2015 due to Moscow's annexation of Crimea. Putin apparently hopes to use the round figure of the 75th anniversary to boost the event's prestige.

Democrats, who hold the House majority, are expected to overrule the request. On Saturday, the chairman said the impeachment inquiry will not be used to undertake investigations into the Bidens or the 2016 election.

"This is not about Schiff finding the truth, this is about Schiff trying to destroy the Trump presidency", Graham said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched an impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in late September after reports began emerging that a whistleblower filed a formal complaint over concerns that the president had asked Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelenskiy to probe his domestic political 2020 rival during a July phone call. It later became known that Trump withheld military aid of up to $400 million.

Schiff said three State Department witnesses will appear in two hearings Wednesday and Friday: the USA ambassador to Ukraine, Bill Taylor, career department official George Kent, and Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Determined to keep readers fully informed and enable them to form and flesh out their own opinions, The Times of Israel has gradually established itself as the leading source of independent and fair-minded journalism on Israel, the region and the Jewish world.

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