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.@RepAdamSchiff accuses top intel official of illegally withholding 'urgent' whistleblower complaint

even after the intel community's inspector general characterized the complaint as credible and of "urgent concern." politico.com/story/2019/09/…
@RepAdamSchiff Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine President to Investigate Biden’s Son

Interactions under focus amid whistleblower complaint on U.S. president’s dealings

Trump asked Ukraine president to investigate Joe Biden's son eight times in one phone call hill.cm/5zvHUNh
Hillary Clinton: "The president asked a foreign power to help him win an election. Again." hill.cm/VCuYv2e
A Ukraine legislator and former head of the country's domestic intelligence agency tells @annanemtsova the country will likely reopen an investigation into the energy company whose board included Hunter Biden thedailybeast.com/ukraine-likely…
J. Cofer Black also joined Burisma's Board of Directors in 2017

White House attorneys directed sealing of phone transcript

apnews.com/ec576ac2faa942…
Whistleblower alleged White House officials moved records of Trump's call with Ukraine's president to an electronic system meant for highly sensitive materials.

Former NSC officials say that move would be highly unusual and a misuse of classified systems. npr.org/2019/09/27/764…
Trump’s Ukraine call sparks new questions over the firing of DNI Coats
theguardian.com/us-news/2019/s…
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on July call between Trump, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy abcnews.go.com/Politics/secre…
WaPo reports the State Dept. intensifies Hillary Clinton probe amid news that Pompeo was on Ukraine call washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Parnas and Kislin have been subpoenaed by the House of Representatives buzzfeednews.com/article/mikesa…
Amid an impeachment inquiry centered around request of Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, President Trump openly recommends that China also investigate the Bidens. nbcnews.to/2LJaOlq
Bill Taylor, top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, wrote that he thought it’s “crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign” in newly disclosed text messages shared with lawmakers. abcn.ws/2Mh4aSu
.@ErinBanco and @maxwelltani got a page from the State Department oppo dossier that Rudy fed to Pompeo. It appears to show John Solomon sending an advance copy of one of his Ukraine stories to Joe diGenova, Victoria Toensing, and Lev Parnas thedailybeast.com/biden-ukraine-…
Giuliani on Ukrainian prosecutor Lutsenko in May, when seeking charges against Biden: a “much more honest guy” than Kremlin-aligned predecessor

Giuliani now, after Lutsenko found no Biden wrongdoing: “exactly the prosecutor Biden put in to tank the case” nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Trump ordered the removal of the ambassador to Ukraine after months of complaints from allies, including Rudy Giuliani, that she was undermining him abroad and obstructing efforts to persuade Kyiv to investigate Biden. cnn.com/2019/10/03/pol…
CIA's top lawyer made 'criminal referral' on complaint about Trump Ukraine call

Experts are raising questions about why the Justice Department did not open an investigation.

nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Trump raised political opponents Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren with China's leader Xi in June call housed in highly secure server cnn.com/2019/10/03/pol…
As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials to investigate Biden, Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman planned to steer lucrative contracts from a Ukrainian gas deal to Trump allies apnews.com/d7440cffba4940…
"the effort to install a friendlier management team at the helm of the gas company, Naftogaz, would soon be taken up with Ukraine’s new president by U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, whose slate of candidates included a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors."
Rick Perry announced his plan to resign by year's end amid Ukraine scandal nytimes.com/2019/10/04/cli…
Attorney representing whistleblower who sounded the alarm on Pres. Trump’s dealings with Ukraine tells @ABC News he is now representing a second whistleblower who has first-hand knowledge of events. abcn.ws/30PZ4BF
The Trump administration has blocked Gordon Sondland, Trump's ambassador to the EU, from testifying before Congress Tuesday.
npr.org/2019/10/08/768…
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are in custody, a spokesperson for the US attorney's office in Manhattan has confirmed. buzzfeednews.com/article/zoetil…
Lev Parnas helped raise significant sums of money last year for Ron DeSantis as he campaigned to become Florida’s governor amp.miamiherald.com/news/politics-…
Ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch tells Congress Trump pressured State Dept. to remove her
washingtonpost.com/national-secur…
Shepard Smith unexpectedly announces that he is leaving Fox News amid Trump's criticism over negative coverage regarding Biden and Ukraine at Fox News nbcnews.to/2MwCr05
This announcement comes after a recent meeting between William Barr and @rupertmurdoch vanityfair.com/news/2019/10/w…
September 24th: Shep Smith Seemingly Calls Out Fox News Colleagues on Biden-Ukraine ‘Conspiracy Theory’

thedailybeast.com/shep-smith-see…
In the summer of 2018, Parnas and "Fruman visited Israel as part of a delegation of right-wing Jewish and evangelical Christian supporters of Trump. The group was led by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee." haaretz.com/us-news/.premi…
"During their visit to Israel, Parnas and Fruman were photographed together with [David] Friedman, who was involved in religious right-wing activism in support of Israeli settlements in the West Bank before he was narrowly confirmed as ambassador in 2017."
"Another person receiving an award from Young Israel that night was Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who happens to be among the politicians who received donations from Parnas and Fruman."
Kislin cooperating with impeachment inquiry, lawyer says hill.cm/xFrWXdD
Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland intends to testify Trump told him in the Oval that Ukraine requests had to go through Giuliani & that Rudy wanted a written statement promising Biden probe. Giuliani says Sondland "was in charge." washingtonpost.com/investigations…
Pence refuses House request to provide documents related to Ukraine call nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Giuliani won't comply with congressional subpoena nbcnews.com/politics/trump…
Ex-Pompeo adviser tells Congress he resigned over Trump's attacks on Yovanovitch

Michael McKinley became the latest official to testify behind closed doors in the impeachment inquiry. politico.com/news/2019/10/1…
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