The controversy over President Trump’s assertion that the impeachment probe was a “lynching” came as the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was being deposed under subpoena behind closed doors.
The House voted largely along party lines to table the measure sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and backed by GOP leadership.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry declined to say whether he would comply with a Friday deadline to produce subpoenaed documents, while a key deposition in the impeachment inquiry was postponed.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney held a combative news conference as House investigators heard from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders left the meeting after what she described as the president’s “meltdown.”
As they return from recess, lawmakers have summoned another key State Department official to testify behind closed doors Tuesday about the Ukraine controversy.
House investigators are hearing from key witnesses in the impeachment probe this week, including the White House’s former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill on Monday.
Following the president’s comment as he was leaving for a campaign rally in Louisiana, Giuliani said he is still representing Trump as his personal lawyer.
As the latest developments played out, the president lashed out at Fox News for its new poll showing 51 percent of voters want him removed from office.
The president teed off on his former FBI director in an interview with Hill.TV.