In the investigation for a possible impeachment proceedings against the US President are now set statements Donald Trump vacuum. The US House of Representatives' Intelligence Committee released a transcript of a hearing with Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, Alexander Vindman, at the end of October. Vindman said that Trump's chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, had coordinated his efforts to urge the Ukrainian government to investigate what could harm Trump's rival Joe Biden of the Democrats. These investigations were a condition for a visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Selenskyj in the White House.
"It was about getting a meeting in the White House," he said. The US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, had internally made it clear that the Ukrainians would have to deliver by doing research on the Bidens. It was also Sondland, the coordinating role Mulvaney pointed out.
But the White House Chief of Staff is summoned to a poll in the United States Ukraine affair not followed. The Democrats in the House of Representatives had summoned Mulvaney under penalty of custody for questioning behind closed doors. However, he did not appear on Friday morning. The White House has instructed employees not to cooperate in the investigation.
John Bolton should have explosive information
The US President could also be burdened by former National Security Advisor John Bolton. He should have knowledge of "many relevant meetings and discussions", which are related to the Ukraine affair of which many would know but nothing. That has after a report of the New York Times Bolton's lawyer said.
Also Bolton had not appeared on Thursday for a planned survey. The Democrats see the absence of summoned people as proof that the president is obstructing Congress.
Democrats in the US House of Representatives are pushing ahead with investigations into possible impeachment proceedings against Trump. They accuse him of abusing the power of his office for a foreign government to intervene in his favor in the US election campaign. In a telephone conversation on July 25, Trump Selenskyi had encouraged investigations into Biden could hurt. The Democrats suspect that US military aid has been used as a lever.