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Here’s the schedule for today (Tuesday):
Hearing begins at 9 a.m. ET. Witnesses are National Security Council staffer Lt. Col. Alex Vindman and Jennifer Williams, aide to Mike Pence, Kurt Volker, former ambassador and envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, White House aide with the NSC.
From NBC News:
Vindman, a decorated lieutenant colonel in the Army and the top Ukraine expert on the NSC. In his closed-door deposition, he testified that some details had been omitted from the White House reconstruction of the call between Trump and Zelenskiy, including that Zelenskiy had mentioned Burisma, the company [Hunter] Biden worked for.
Williams, the Pence adviser, told impeachment investigators that she thought it was “unusual and inappropriate” that Trump had asked Zelenskiy to investigate the Bidens and whether the Democratic National Committee’s computer server was in Ukraine.
Volker, a longtime diplomat who resigned his post as envoy to Ukraine after being named in a whistleblower report, has testified that he thought Trump was being fed “a negative narrative” on Ukraine by his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. He also said he did not believe there was a connection between the aid and the president’s desire for “investigations” — but he did acknowledge a link between investigations and a White House visit for Zelenskiy.
Morrison, who resigned from NSC last month, told investigators he thought there was “nothing illegal” about Trump’s call with Zelenskiy, but was worried that if details of conversation leaked out, they could harm the U.S.-Ukraine relationship. He also testified that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, told a Ukrainian official on Sept. 1 that what “could help them move the aid was if the prosecutor general would go to the mic and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation.”
Wednesday: Hearing begins at 9 a.m. ET. Morning witness will be Gordon Sondland, guy who paid Twitler a million bucks in order to get an ambassadorship, and who is now up to his eyeballs in shit for lying under oath. He knows all about the shadow foreign polcy that included Rudy Giuliani and his buddies, Lev and Igor. Afternoon witnesses are Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of Defense who oversaw Ukraine policy and Russia and will testify about the security aid to the country being frozen, and David Hale, undersecretary of State. He knew that Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was going to be recalled and that Rudy Giuliani had a major part in her dismissal.
Thursday: Hearing begins at 9 a.m. Witnesses will be Fiona Hill and David Holmes. Hill is the former National Security Council official who went to John Bolton and told him about Giuliani’s involvement in Ukraine (what Bolton called a “drug deal”) and then reported her concerns to NSC lawyer John Eisenberg. Holmes is a late addition to the witness list. He’s the diplomat who overheard Sondland’s telephone conversation with Twitler about President Volodymyr Zelensky digging up dirt on Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. He will also testify that President Zelensky was going to go through with a CNN interview in which he was going to announce the investigation.
Here is a list of committee members (in case you need help identifying some of those pictured in the poster):
Chairman Adam Schiff CA
Andre Carson IN
Joaquin Castro TX
Val Demings FL
Denny Heck WA
Jim Himes CT
Raja Krishnamoorthi IL
Sean Patrick Maloney NY
Mike Quigley IL
Terri Sewell AL
Jackie Speier CA
Eric Swalwell CA
Peter Welch VT
Rank…I mean, Ranking Member and Bitch Boy #3 (going from left to right) Devin Nunes CA
Mike Conaway (Bitch Boy #5)
Jim “Gym” Jordan OH (Worstula)
John Ratcliffe TX (Bitch Boy #4)
Elise Stefanik NY (The Little Slurmaid)
Chris Stewart UT (Bitch Boy #2)
Michael Turner OH (Bitch Boy #1)
Not pictured are Brad Wenstrup OH (who made absolutely no impression on me at the last hearing, so he never entered my consciousness) and Will Hurd TX who might have been too embarrassed to show up for the cover shoot.
Pop the popcorn, Raisinettes! It’s going to be a helluva week!