Monday, November 18, 2019

TRUMP - Impeachment Week 11/11 to 11/17

"Mulvaney objected to 2017 Ukrainian aid package, says State Dept. official" PBS NewsHour 11/11/2019


SUMMARY:  Additional closed-door deposition transcripts from the impeachment inquiry were released Monday.  Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary at the Department of Defense, testified during her appearance that her colleagues questioned whether aid appropriated by Congress for Ukraine could legally be frozen by President Trump.  Yamiche Alcindor and Lisa Desjardins join Judy Woodruff to discuss.

"How Rudy Giuliani went from ‘America’s mayor’ to Ukraine business broker" PBS NewsHour 11/11/2019

aka "Rudy Giuliani, Trump MOB Consigliere"


SUMMARY:  Mentioned frequently in transcripts from closed-door testimonies in the impeachment inquiry, Rudy Giuliani stands at the center of the saga over President Trump’s Ukraine policy.  Giuliani is now the President’s personal lawyer, but he first entered the national spotlight as New York’s tough-on-crime mayor — and later, a consoling figure amid the grief of September 11th.  Yamiche Alcindor reports.

"What to expect as 4th impeachment process in U.S. history goes public" PBS NewsHour 11/12/2019


SUMMARY:  The House impeachment inquiry will go public Wednesday, with its first open-door hearing on Capitol Hill.  Members of the House Intelligence Committee, both Democrats and Republicans, will have opportunities to question two key witnesses in the ongoing investigation around President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.  Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff with an overview of each party’s messaging.

"How did we get here? A timeline of the Ukraine impeachment saga" PBS NewsHour 11/12/2019


SUMMARY:  The impeachment inquiry has moved quickly, with more than a dozen witnesses, nearly 2700 pages of testimony and, now, public hearings.  But how did we get here?  Lisa Desjardins and Yamiche Alcindor take a look back at key events in the Ukraine saga and the previously obscure U.S. officials who will play important roles in the upcoming hearings.

"What William Taylor and George Kent shared during public impeachment hearings" PBS NewsHour 11/13/2019


SUMMARY:  Wednesday marked the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, which is looking at whether Trump violated his oath of office and jeopardized U.S. national security by pressuring Ukraine to conduct investigations to benefit him politically.  Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins, and Nick Schifrin join Judy Woodruff to review testimony from William Taylor and George Kent.

"Collins says he’s putting House Intelligence ‘on notice’ about rushing impeachment" PBS NewsHour 11/13/2019


SUMMARY:  Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) is the highest-ranking Republican member of the House Judiciary Committee, which will play an important role in the impeachment process.  He joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his impressions from the inquiry’s first public hearing, including that there was “nothing new” shared by witnesses William Taylor and George Kent, and why Adam Schiff can’t “rubber stamp” impeachment.

"Experts analyze the testimonies of career diplomats William Taylor and George Kent" PBS NewsHour 11/13/2019


SUMMARY:  For a variety of reactions to the first day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Judy Woodruff speaks with Walter Dellinger, acting solicitor general under President Clinton; C. Boyden Gray, former U.S. ambassador to the European Union under President George W. Bush; Mieke Eoyang of Third Way National Security Program; and Michael Allen of Beacon Global Strategies.

"Some key witnesses expected to testify publicly this week" PBS NewsHour 11/17/2019


SUMMARY:  Eight high-ranking officials, some with first-hand knowledge of President Trump’s conversations about Ukraine, are expected to testify in public hearings this week before the House Intelligence Committee in the ongoing impeachment inquiry.  Emily Bazelon, staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, joins Karina Mitchell for more.

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