President Trump said Friday that Democrats “unfortunately have the votes” to impeach him in the House but predicted he would “win” in a trial in the Republican-led Senate.
“The Republicans are very unified,” Trump said, as he again insisted he had said nothing inappropriate during the July call in which he pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former vice president Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Trump’s comments to reporters at the White House came as fallout continued Friday from the late-night release of text messages by House investigators, while another key figure, the inspector general of the intelligence community, testified on Capitol Hill behind closed doors.
The texts released late Thursday show how State Department officials coordinated with Zelensky’s top aide and Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani to leverage a potential summit between Trump and Zelensky on a promise from the Ukrainians to investigate an energy company, Burisma, that had employed Hunter Biden.
House oversight joining the ONE SIDED IMPEACHMENT: House Oversight GOP Fights Elijah Cummings’ Impeachment Inquiry
House Oversight and Reform Committee Republicans sent a letter to Oversight Committee chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD), objecting to his “partisan” impeachment inquiry.”
All of the Oversight Republicans sent a letter to chairman Cummings late Wednesday night after the Maryland Democrat sent a subpoena to the White House without allowing Republicans to debate the merits and terms of the subpoena.
The Republicans said that Cummings’ memorandum rationalized his subpoena to the White House by misstating information to “propagate a misleading narrative” about the president’s actions. They wrote to Cummings:
You decided to issue this subpoena without consulting Republicans and without allowing Members to debate the terms of the subpoena. Your memorandum cherry-picks and misstates information to propagate a misleading narrative about the President’s actions. We object strongly to the issuance of this subpoena and your stated reasons for issuing it. If you proceed with this subpoena over our objections, you will be violating our bipartisan agreement about subpoenas, trampling on long-held minority rights in the House of Representatives, and proving the partisan nature of your inquiry.
HE LIED! Fraudster Judiciary Chair Lindsey Graham Has REFUSED to Call any Hearings on FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan
Lindsey Graham has scheduled NO COMMITTEE HEARINGS on Deep State, FBI, CIA, Spygate, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Mueller, Stefan Halper, George Papadopoulos, Tom Fitton, Sidney Powell, Joe diGenova, John Brennan, James Comey, Chris Wray, etc.