The move came as a Republican effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his handling of the impeachment inquiry was expected to come to a head Monday, with Democrats seeking to derail a resolution backed by Trump.
At issue is a June phone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who had been a director of a Ukrainian energy company, as well as a discredited theory that Ukraine, and not Russian Federation, interfered in the 2016 US election.
And while the president rarely has words of praise for Democrats, he did laud them for being "vicious" and "stick [ing] together" when it comes to impeachment and other matters.
Rooney stated Friday he was "still thinking about" whether or not to vote to question Trump. It's like I used to be in the real estate business. "We have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight, because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican Party before the election", Trump said. Democrats had mulled adding the alleged emoluments violation to the articles of impeachment they are preparing.
Democrats say the closed-door depositions are necessary so witnesses don't have the advantage of hearing one another's testimony.
Trump has said he did nothing wrong and that the Zelensky call was "perfect".
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Pelosi later said that Trump had actually referred to her as a "third-grade politician". There was no immediate response from the White House.
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They won 93 games and hosted the wild-card game against the Brewers. "He ran the bases (Sunday) and ran them at full tilt". Players ran out of the dugout to meet in the center of the diamond while red fireworks went off around the stadium.
Taylor's text messages with U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland have surfaced as a central thread in the probe, which focuses on whether Trump withheld $391 million in U.S. security aid to Ukraine earlier this year to get newly elected President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, and a discredited theory that Ukraine may have meddled in the 2016 U.S. election.
"I'm very happy working there Did I have the ideal press conference, no, but again the facts are on our side.I still think I'm doing a pretty good job as the chief of staff and I think the president agrees".
Sondland said in written testimony, however, that Trump told senior USA officials to deal directly with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, about US policy on Ukraine, raising concern that foreign policy was being outsourced to a private citizen.
Moreover, there was also a hint of a "quid pro quo" situation where Trump would assist Ukraine in military aid had Ukraine carried out what Trump ordered them to.
Mulvaney had insisted that White House staff concluded that Doral was "far and away the best physical facility" and tried to push back at concerns raised by Democrats and some Republicans that Trump was using the presidency to enrich himself.
Trump has acknowledged numerous central facts related to the call, maintaining that none of it amounted to wrongdoing or a demand for a "quid pro quo", a Latin phrase meaning a favour in exchange for a favour.
Within a few hours, Mulvaney issued a statement claiming he had not said what he told reporters and denying the existence of any quid pro quo with Ukraine. "He's president of the United States", the Fox newsman said.