House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the “Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report” and in it declared that President Donald Trump abused his power, obstructed justice and is guilty of witness intimidation.
During the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff obtained the phone records of Rep. Devin Nunes, his aide Derek Harvey, Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and reporter John Solomon.
Schiff never mentioned how they obtained the phone records during the press conference. Watch the full conference below.
The records referenced in the House Intelligence Impeachment Inquiry Report occurred around April 12, 2019 and were handed over by AT&T.
NEWS: Rep. Adam Schiff obtained call records for journalist John Solomon, the president's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and Rep. Devin Nunes as part of the impeachment inquiry.
See pg. 157 of Democratic impeachment report. pic.twitter.com/RYbOv4Vjv2
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“It is deeply concerning that at a time when the president of the United States was using the power of his office to dig up dirt on a political rival, that there may be evidence that there were members of Congress complicit in that activity,” Schiff said during the presser on Tuesday to call out Nunes’ communications with Ukrainian-American Lev Parnas and Rudy Giuliani.
Attorney Victoria Toensing and her partner Joe diGenova were also included in the report and showed that they were in contact with Giuliani and Lev Parnas at the beginning of April.
The calls occurred around between April 12 and April 24th. On the 24th, Giuliani had three phone calls with a number “associated with OMB, and eight calls with a White House number.”
That same evening the State Department called Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch and called her home because of “concerns” at the White House.
Ambassador Yovanovitch returned to the U.S. at the end of April when John Sullivan informed her that she had “done nothing wrong.” She was also told that there had been “a concerted campaign” against her from the White House and that the President had officially “lost confidence” in her ability to do the job.
Her final day as the Ambassador was May 20, 2019, which was the same day as President Volodymyr Zelensky’s inauguration.