Progressive activists have been credited for keeping the heat on lawmakers to hold Trump accountable for his misconduct, and advocacy groups are continuing to mobilize to ensure House Democrats follow through with their inquiry. A simple majority in the House's 435 members are needed to impeach the president, meaning that the members already supporting the inquiry are enough to kick the question over to the Republican-led Senate for a trial. The New York Times reports that 225 of the House's 235 Democrats-as well as one independent, Rep. Justin Amash (I-MI)-have publicly announced their support for the inquiry, lending impeachment more credibility than when the Democratic House was divided on the issue.
The letter comes the same day that Trump intensified his fight with Congress by blocking Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from testifying behind closed doors about the president's dealings with Ukraine.
Sondland's attorney, Robert Luskin, said his client was "profoundly disappointed" that he wouldn't be able to testify. Obfuscate. Attack. Repeat. Trump aides have been honing their approach after two weeks of what allies have described as a listless and unfocused response to the impeachment probe.
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Guyger said she tried to help Jean by doing chest compressions and performing a "sternum rub" to try to keep him conscious. He argued that Jean was coming towards Guyger when she opened fire, not getting off his couch as prosecutors suggested.
"The failure to produce this witness", the California Democrat added, "the failure to produce these documents, we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress".
Sondland, a former hotel executive and major Trump donor, was scheduled to appear for a deposition before the committees Tuesday morning until the State Department moved at the last minute to prevent his testimony.
Asked about whether he meant the president's legal team is considering refusing to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry, Sekulow replied: "I can't be more particular.it's not just refusing to cooperate". A lot of people said very few people could handle it. According to a Washington Post-Schar School poll that was conducted between October 1-6, Americans by a 58-38 percent margin, with 43 percent being strongly in favor and 29 percent strongly against, feel that Congress has made the right decision in investigating the president via the impeachment process. "This is a scam".
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Early Tuesday, Schiff scolded the State Department and accused officials of withholding what he believes are damaging text messages regarding the Trump administration and Ukraine.
But Perry told an evangelical Christian news outlet, CBN News, in an interview aired Friday that he had never heard anyone in the administration bring up Biden or Biden's son, who served on a board of a Ukraine natural gas business, in dealings with Ukrainian officials.
The White House letter came as a federal judge heard arguments Tuesday in a separate case on whether the House had undertaken a formal impeachment inquiry despite not having taken an official vote and whether the inquiry can be characterized, under the law, as a "judicial proceeding".
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"The House under the Constitution sets its own rules, and the House has sole power over impeachment", Douglas Letter, a lawyer for the House Judiciary Committee, told the court.