House Democrats leading the Trump impeachment inquiry publicly released the first transcripts from their closed-door interviews on Monday – and of course Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam “Shifty” Schiff released the testimonies of two witnesses that seem to be the most damning to President Trump.

Schiff released testimony from former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Both have appeared on Capitol Hill for testimony as part of the inquiry.

Among revelations in the transcripts: Yovanovitch testified that Ukraine told her about Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s campaign to oust her. Yovanovitch was pushed out of her job in May on Trump’s orders.

According to the transcript of her testimony, Yovanovitch said she learned from Ukrainian officials last November or December that Giuliani was in touch with Ukraine’s former top prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, “and that they had plans, and that they were going to, you know, do things, including to me. Basically, it was people in the Ukrainian Government who said that Mr. Lutsenko, the former prosecutor general, was in communication with Mayor Giuliani,” she said.

Meanwhile, McKinley said in his deposition that part of the reason he resigned is because he was a witness to State Department officials trying to dig up dirt on the president’s opponents—something he hadn’t seen “in 37 years in the Foreign Service.” He went on to say, “To see the emerging information on the engagement of our missions to procure negative political information for domestic purposes, combined with the failure I saw in the building to provide support for our professional cadre in a particularly trying time, I think the combination was a pretty good reason to decide … I had no longer a useful role to play.”

The interviews were released by Schiff, along with Rep. Eliot Engel of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Rep. Carolyn Maloney of the Oversight and Reform Committee.

In a statement, the three Democrats said, “As we move towards this new public phase of the impeachment inquiry, the American public will begin to see for themselves the evidence that the committees have collected. With each new interview, we learn more about the President’s attempt to manipulate the levers of power to his personal political benefit.”

House Republicans in recent days have called on Democrats to release the full transcripts.

“The selective leaking in which the House Intelligence Committee has been engaged must end immediately and the full and complete record must be provided for the American people to see,” Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of the House GOP leadership, wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week.

However, given the seeming randomness of which transcripts they released,  Republicans still questioned the process. “Democrats cherry pick which transcripts they release and when,” said Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan. “Why not release Ambassador Volker’s testimony? He was the very first witness to testify!”

16 thoughts on ““Shifty Schiff” Releases Most Damaging Transcripts First”
  1. Yovanovitch appears to be slinging stones simply because she was relieved from her post. McKinley declares himself to be a witness. I believe he needs to clarify just what he “witnessed.” And did he understand the full matter of that which he allegedly witnessed? Did he misunderstand what he allegedly witnessed? On what basis did he arrive at his conclusion that what he allegedly witnessed was/is an accurate summation of what truly transpired? Small wonder the GOP wants to cross examine this alleged “witness.” As a Mexican American voter, I see no damning or substantive basis for impeachment of this President. As it is said in the world of sports, “C’mon, man.”

  2. Everyone knows that the Democrats involved on these committees are not doing the jobs they were elected to do. Keep America Great. There is NO “Quid Pro Quo” because Joe Biden is not the chosen opponent to run against President Trump. As a citizen of the USA I would like to know the truth of what VP Biden did while in office as to favors for his son?

  3. THIS LIVING BREATHING PPIECE OF HUMANE DEBRIS FROM THE PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CALIFUNNY ADAM SCHITT IS ANOTHER HORRIBLE DRMOCRAP RADICAL IN THE MOLD OF PELOSI, FEINSTEIN, BOXER, SPIER AND LAST BUT OBVIOUSLY NOT LEAST THE SLIM BALL WITH THE STINKING HAIR HAT MAD MAXINE WATERS ALL THE REST OF THE SCUM THAT CALIFUNNY CAN SCRAP OUT OF THE GUTTER.

  4. The President sets foreign policy. Period. Obama’s foreign policy of appeasement help eddestroy nations, and Hillary as Sec of State did nothing but enrich herself via the Clinton Foundation. The fact that there are political appointees that liked the way Obama’s foreign policy was handled, and don’t like Trump’s…well that goes into the folder of too damn bad….egotistical former diplomats who think their ideas are more important than the Presidents should have been ousted, and frankly I don’t care what they think or say. Elections have consequences..Hillary who PROMISED to continue Obama’s failed foreign policies Lost and Trump won…so get over it.

  5. These treasonous hypocrite libs(lying sack of Schiff) don’t know the meaning of the truth! They are at it again and just as mentally deranged as the rest of the Globalists NAZI Muslim Commie Liberal Demoncrats! Deep State, Pelosi, Waters, Schumer, Hollywood, Academia, Fake News, Swamp News and you know the rest!! ‪Expose, Boycott, Sue, prosecute and bring to justice all these lying Fake News deep state treasonous Godless NAZI commie liberal demoncrats and RINOs post-haste,Patriots! Drain the rat infested swamp President Trump!‬

  6. Trump has suckered them in again…..He has his duty as chief exec – commander in chief to ask and be granted favors when he found out that DC is against him and he must prosecute all involved…. Soros and family were kicked outta Hungary and now attack the rest of the world – Look at the dems and rinos ——-FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL OVER 18.5 BILLION SO FAR….He will be dealt with – the russians hate this guy and they will get him that’s guaranteed…Soros and family have an army surrounding them – they are hiding out in the US in a fortified prison of their own making…Soros has created problems for every country out there and they will get him… AND – Sorry but Judges will need to be impeached – local and state politicians and especially DC politicians like Durbin – Menendez – leahy and Murphy to start… Guilani and others have the evidence and written proof in affidavits – sworn statements and records….Other countries are releasing it daily…The dems did it and are trying t

  7. I just wish these few (think they are elite) democrat’s would get on with the business of the country instead of trying to oust Trump. All this crap they are turning up didn’t mean a thing to them when it was Obama and his cartel that was doing all the crap they were involved in. This county has enough politicians it’s not the one in the white house that is the problem it’s the one who have been in congress for 20 yrs or so that don’t care at all about there job they just want to protect there gold mine, They go in for there salary and all they can steal while they are there and god help anyone who try’s to upset there apple cart.

  8. Marie Yovanovitch refused to let the Prosecutor General investigate / prosecute Joe Biden’s son, John Kerry’s son-in-law, and George SOROS. Why?

  9. Phone records shows calls between certain leaders (democrats) were more frequent than thought.
    So the President of the United States makes good on this, and intercepts this information as not so good.
    Maybe the transparency issue should be a little more open, instead of the people finding out otherwise.
    The fact is there are still a lot that needs to be disclosed concerning these calls.

  10. THE DOCUMENTS THAT SHITTY SHIFTY SCHIFF REVEALED IS MORE DAMAGING TO HIS SELF AND NOBODY ELSE !!
    THIS POOR LITTLE GUY IS HEADED FOR THE NEAREST MENTAL INSTITUTION FOR DERANGED AND DEPLORABLE
    DUMMY RATS LIKE HIM SHITTY SHIFTY SCHIFF, PELOSI, SCHUMER, NADLER, AND THE REST OF THE DERANGED AND DEPLORABLE S.

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