US whistleblower laws exist to protect the identity and careers of people who bring forward accusations of wrongdoing by government officials. Holmes said he heard Trump ask. Several experts familiar with White House medical procedures said that Trump can get routine labwork done at the White House's on-site clinic, indicating Trump needed tests that can't be done there.
On Sunday, Ms Pelosi said the president was welcome to "speak all the truth that he wants if he wants" before investigators.
The Democratic-led House impeachment inquiry is examining whether Trump sought to leverage Zelensky's desire for an Oval Office meeting and almost $400-million in frozen US security aid that Ukrainian forces needed to battle Russia-backed separatists in return for gaining political advantage over Biden.
In public testimony before the House impeachment inquiry, Kurt Volker said he understands now, thanks to hindsight and the testimony of other witnesses, that Trump was using the aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden's son, Hunter, and his role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company, Burisma.
He said the White House's insistence on blocking witnesses from cooperating begs the question: "What is he hiding?"
At the time of the call, the officials were just beginning to make the link with the stalled military aid - $391 million approved by Congress- that Ukraine was relying on as it confronts neighboring Russian Federation.
Vindman said the rough transcript of the call was segregated to a small group to prevent leaks.
Trump takes the drug Crestor to lower cholesterol. "The vile character attacks on these distinguished and honorable public servants is reprehensible", Vindman said, adding, "We are better than personal attacks".
He told the committee that Sondland later said the Ukrainians needed to provide "a deliverable" that was "specific investigations".
Vindman defended himself from claims that Morrison, his boss, had expressed concerns about his judgment, reading from his latest performance evaluation in which another former top NSC official described him as "brilliant" and "unflappable".
Vindman is being provided security by the U.S. Army and local law enforcement, according to a U.S. official.
He then addressed his father, saying "Dad, my sitting here today.is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union".
At the first impeachment hearing last Wednesday, Republicans repeatedly blasted Democrats for not calling an anonymous whistleblower to testify publicly or behind-closed doors.
If Jay-Z carried any significant weight with the league, like he allegedly does, Kaepernick would've been on a roster already. Former Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson had been set to lead the QB through drills.
Every day, more than 1,200 people worldwide will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and an estimated 1,180 die from the disease. In an interview with CTV News , Trebek said that he would continue hosting the show "as long as my skills do not diminish".
Hadid is friends with Hailey Baldwin , Gomez's other ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber's wife, and may want to show solidarity. Meanwhile, Selena dated The Weeknd during a break from Bella from January 2017 to October 2017.
Mr Trump argued on Twitter over the weekend that he was not guilty of misconduct and that the probe was politically driven. If that occurs, the 100-seat Republican-controlled Senate would hold a trial on the charges.
Among Democratic voters, 79% believe Trump should be impeached, while only 10% of Republican voters agree with impeachment. They furnished an extra window into the alarm inside the governing administration greater than Ukraine strain.
Since then they have hosted the show together. "Taping resumed today as scheduled, and Vanna White has stepped in a host". Vanna certainly knows the job well, since she's been hosting the iconic game show alongside Pat since 1983.
Musk announced the Berlin decision at a vehicle industry awards ceremony on Wednesday night hosted by the German tabloid Bild . Mr Musk also cited risks surrounding the UK's exit from the European Union for his decision, according to AutoExpress.
There's scant evidence - Muhammad Ali comes immediately to mind - of an athlete resuming his career after such a long layoff. What's that going to do with your locker room, with your quarterback room, your offensive room? "Adding, "...
A determined American explorer has discovered a submarine lost for 75 years-and the final resting place of 80 American servicemen. Iwasaki reviewed files that included daily radio reports that the naval air base at Naha, Okinawa received at the time.
Netanyahu celebrates US settlement decision in West Bank
But Oslo did not forbid the building of settlements and every Israeli government since 1993 has continued doing so. It has always been a mistake for the United States to treat disputed territories in the West Bank as occupied.
Rapper Kanye West performs for Texas jail inmates
The surprise shows took place just two days before West's upcoming service at Pastor Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston . Jose Gonzalez, a 25-year-old who attended the service, said he believes West's religious conversion to be honest .
2nd US Official Heard Trump Call with Sondland
It was also reported , however, that Sondland spoke to Trump after Taylor texted him about that subject and before he responded. Trump on Wednesday said he did not recall the alleged July 26 phone call with Sondland.
Climate Change Is Making Us Sick
Meteorologists say human-caused climate change is increasing the "frequency and severity" of risky bushfire conditions. The report notes that harvests will shrink as temperatures rise, threatening food security and driving up food prices.
Netflix Renews The Witcher for Season 2 Ahead of Premiere!
From the official Netflix synopsis: Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. However, as viewers gear up for the first season of the show, the second has just been commissioned by Netflix .
Apparent meteor flashes across night sky in Missouri
The sighting coincides with the height of the Northern Taurids meteor shower, which is known for its spectacular fireballs. The National Weather Service could not confirm if the meteor touched down or if it burnt up in the atmosphere.
Trump and Erdogan meet amid strained US-Turkey relations
AN AMERICAN Daesh militant has been sent back to the USA as Turkey started repatriating captured foreign fighters. Seventeen Republican and Democratic members of Congress wrote Trump last week urging him to call off the visit.