Oct 16, 2019

Pelosi on impeachment inquiry: All roads seem to lead to Putin

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a news conference in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday. Photo: Zach Gibson/Getty Images

Speaker Nancy Pelosi ruled out Tuesday holding a full House vote to formally authorize an impeachment inquiry at this stage. But she said "all roads" of Democrats' investigations so far seem to lead to Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

What she's saying: Pelosi was scathing in her criticism of President Trump during her news conference, saying "asking a foreign government to help a president and his re-election by granting or withholding in the timing of military assistance that had been voted on by the Congress ... has so many violations in it."

"It undermines our national security. We were sending that military assistance because of Ukraine needing that vis-à-vis Russia; all roads seem to lead to Putin with the president, though."

Go deeper: House Democrats' sprawling Ukraine investigation is spilling across the Trump administration

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Rudy finds himself at center of House impeachment inquiry

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Republicans and Democrats familiar with the closed-door testimony in the House impeachment inquiry tell Axios that Rudy Giuliani and his Ukraine activity has been a unifying thread for the witnesses.

The other side: White House sources say that they're increasingly pulling their hair out because of him.

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Read Adam Schiff's opening statement in the first impeachment hearing

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House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) gave a lengthy statement to open the House impeachment inquiry's first public hearing.

Why it matters: The speech gives insight into the case that Democrats plan to make for Trump's impeachment. And while the inquiry is still technically in its investigation stage, Schiff stated: "The facts in the present inquiry are not seriously contested."

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Democrats say Trump had a "meltdown" and insulted Pelosi in Syria meeting

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that they walked out of a meeting with President Trump about Turkey's military invasion after he suggested that there was no plan to contain ISIS in Syria and attacked Pelosi in a "nasty diatribe."

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