The president is having the hardest month of his life. Not only has he been implicated in a traitorous plot to dig up dirt on his 2020 opponent as a way of rigging the 2020 election, but he’s been obstructing justice so much that the charges are literally just stacking up.
Democrats have also been holding his feet to the fire with constant meetings, hearings, and testimonies as to whether the president committed quid pro quo when he tried to extort Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden.
Phillip Reeker is about to be a whistleblower how do you feel about that??
— Theodore"Teddy"Gibson🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@howza_jnr) October 26, 2019
Now, acting assistant secretary of state Philip Reeker just showed up at Capitol Hill ready to testify about what he knows in Trump’s Ukraine scandal.
According to CNN:
Reeker is well-regarded among those who know him, with multiple officials pointing to his smarts. Sources suggest he won’t be bringing any bombshells to his testimony.
Here is Reeker arriving to testify:
Phillip Reeker, acting secretary of European and Eurasian affairs, has arrived for his Saturday deposition. pic.twitter.com/xoRz4kUvIy
— Kyle Stewart (@KyleAlexStewart) October 26, 2019
Reeker has served in the role in an acting capacity since March following the departure of A. Wess Mitchell in February. He has known former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker, who was an early witness in the impeachment inquiry, for decades.
According to the former State Department official, the two would check in with each other, and Volker wanted to keep Reeker in the loop on what was happening with US-Ukrainian relations. That official said they did discuss President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and that Volker had told Reeker about when he met with Giuliani. Reeker seemed to indicate he did not want to get involved with the matter, according to the official.
This is the best you can come up with to distract us from Phillip Reeker testifying today?
— Guy Tarkington (@TarkingtonGuy) October 26, 2019
Reeker was one of the only people to help former Ukrainian Ambassador Maria Yovanovitch when President Trump was trying to ruin her career after she refused to fall in line with the illegal activities he was conducting in the country.