Democrats say Trump administration used misinformation to attack United States diplomat

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Vice News: "Pelosi and Schiff Warn White House: Stonewalling Is a Sign of Guilt" - "House Democrats warned the Trump administration that any moves to block witnesses would be taken as obstruction of justice and used in their impeachment proceedings". It requests 13 separate batches of documents related to a July phone call that Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and related matters.

Kurt Volker, who resigned last Friday as Trump's special representative for Ukraine, was scheduled to go to Capitol Hill to give a deposition to House staff on Thursday, the day he had been asked to appear.

Photographs of some of the documents, seen by Reuters, promoted unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about Marie Yovanovitch, the former usa envoy to Ukraine, who was removed from her post in May, months before she was due to leave, after Trump allies accused her of disloyalty. That will also take place behind closed doors.

Late on Wednesday, U.S. Representative Mike McCaul, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, criticized the session with Volker, saying that Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans were not being given equal representation or the chance to question Volker.

He also expressed concern that Eliot Engel, the Democratic House foreign affairs chairman, had ceded oversight of US foreign policy to the intelligence committee because that panel, he said, would lead the questioning of Volker.

"Over the past several weeks, the committees tried several times to obtain voluntary compliance with our requests for documents, but the White House has refused to engage with - or even respond to - the committees". General Michael Atkinson will testify at an intelligence committee hearing.

Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the materials provided by Linick appeared "to contain long-debunked theories and false statements about the former US ambassador to Ukraine and one of President Trump's political opponents".

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In his phone call with Zelenskiy, Trump called Yovanovitch "bad news".

Both Republicans and Democrats familiar with the process said, however, that Schiff's panel had acted properly in advising the person to contact an inspector general and seek legal counsel.

The invitation said only that the inspector general, Steve Linick, "would like to discuss and provide staff with copies of documents related to the State Department and Ukraine".

Trump has been using increasingly strong language to lash out at the Democrats and the inquiry, repeatedly referring to it as "a witch-hunt".

Those collapsed this year when Mr. Trump, furious are a previous round of House investigations, walked out of a meeting with Mrs. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer.

But they've been far less successful on the legislative front, passing a torrent of liberal wish-list items through their chamber only to see them bottled up in the Republican-controlled Senate.

Mr. Trump's approach - saying he can't work with a party that is trying to oust him - is starkly different from the way President Bill Clinton handled impeachment in 1998 and 1999.

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