The former New York City mayor asserts that Hunter Biden engaged in improper activity related to his business dealings with energy company Burisma Holdings, and claims that then-Vice President Joe Biden used his office to pressure the Ukrainian government into firing top prosecutor Viktor Shokin, who was investigating Burisma. After his involvement came to light, Volker resigned as special envoy to Ukraine, a part-time volunteer position.
The last impeachment survey, an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll conducted by phone on Wednesday night and released on Thursday, showed that 49 percent of Americans approved of impeachment proceedings, while 49 percent disapproved and five percent said they were unsure.
CNN confirmed Volker's resignation, which was first reported by the Phoenix-based school newspaper.
The House Intelligence Committee is leading the inquiry, and Giuliani thinks the chairman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, "has already prejudged" whether Trump linked USA aid to Ukraine in exchange for the probe.
"You know, it will depend probably more on how quickly the director of National Intelligence can complete the security clearance process for the whistleblower's lawyers, but we're ready to hear from the whistleblower as soon as that is done", Schiff said. "And I also have a thank you from them from doing a good job", Giuliani said on "Face the Nation".
If the White House stonewalls Congress, Schiff said, "It will strengthen the case on obstruction".
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Hurd thinks that there's a bit of "wordplay" in the impeachment inquiry announcement by Speaker Nancy Pelosi to placate Democrats for now, saying, "Anybody who thinks that we have enough information to make a statement on impeachment, that's incredibly premature".
President Trump and Republican lawmakers criticized Schiff for his inaccurate paraphrase of the transcript. A grammatically incorrect post had many lining up the former reality TV star.
While Mr Trump was at his club in Sterling, Virginia, his former homeland security adviser suggested Mr Giuliani would be doing the president a disservice by repeating the false story that Ukraine, and not Russian Federation, meddled in the 2016 United States elections.
Various other uses attacked Trump over his misspelling of the word describing.
Pelosi has also stated that Attorney General William Barr had "gone rogue" and alleged an attempted coverup of the whistleblower's report.
During a telephone call in July, Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to speak with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who had been pursuing a globetrotting effort to find out whether Ukrainian officials improperly dropped an investigation of a company that had hired the son of former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, one of the leading contenders to challenge Trump when he seeks re-election in 2020.
Trump says there was nothing wrong with his phone call with the Ukrainian leader and denounced the whistleblower as a 'political hack'.