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Trump urges Republicans to attack ‘substance’ of impeachment inquiry – live

Trump urges Republicans to attack ‘substance’ of impeachment inquiry –

President criticizes investigation as diplomat Catherine Croft to testify she heard Trump ‘describe Ukraine as a corrupt country’
Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 4.32pm GMT During his confirmation hearing to become the next US ambassador to Russia, deputy secretary of state John Sullivan told senators that the state department has tried to block interview requests tied to the impeachment inquiry “on advice” of the department and “direction from the White House.” Deputy Sec. of State John Sullivan says efforts to prevent State Dept. employees from testifying before Congress have been “on advice” of department, White House counsels and “direction from the White House.” 4.14pm GMT The White House said in a statement that Trump still intended to finalize the “phase one” trade deal with China in the near future, even though Chile has canceled the summit where it was originally supposed to be signed.White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley said: “As of now, it appears APEC will not occur in Chile, and it’s our understanding the organization does not currently have a secondary site prepared.” Continue reading…

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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-10-30 16:32:27

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