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Democrats intensify demand for John Bolton testimony after explosive book draft – live

Democrats intensify demand for John Bolton testimony after explosive book



Trump pushes back against potential testimony Bolton wrote that Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiry
Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 2.55pm GMT Arriving at the Capitol this morning, House speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated her support for calling new witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial, including John [email protected] has arrived at the Capitol. She ignored a question about the Bolton book. But asked if this means he should definitely testify in Senate trial and/or make it more likely, she said “I have been for witnesses all along.” 2.47pm GMT Secretary of state Mike Pompeo is attracting criticism for his claim that an NPR reporter lied to him about the parameters of an interview after emails appeared to contradict the allegation.The Guardian’s Oliver Laughland reports: Newly released emails between the office of Mike Pompeo and NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly cast further doubt on the secretary of state’s extraordinary claim that the journalist lied to him before a contentious interview. Pompeo, who reportedly subjected Kelly to an expletive-ridden rant in his private living room after an interview during which he was asked about his role in the Ukraine scandal, issued a statement in which he accused the reporter of violating ‘the basic rules of journalism and decency’.
Kelly maintained that her meeting with Pompeo after the recorded interview was not agreed to be off the record. NPR has stood by its reporter and emails quoted by the Washington Post show Kelly clearly expressing that Ukraine would be discussed. Related: Emails cast further doubt on Pompeo’s claim NPR reporter lied to him Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2020/jan/27/donald-trump-impeachment-trial-john-bolton-book-news-today-senate-democrats

Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2020-01-27 14:55:58

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