For two and a half years, the country has been waiting for some results in the investigation into Donald Trump. There were two years waiting to have Robert Mueller III drop the hammer on the president. Then, nada. Wait no more, though.
Finally! House Intelligence Committee Chair and impeachment inquiry point person Adam Schiff (D-CA) has enabled the behind-closed-door hearings to give way to copies of the witnesses’ transcripts.
The first transcript was provided by the House’s Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, and Foreign Affairs committees. They came through with the former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Michael McKinley.
There were 156 pages for just the one witness. McKinley retired the day before he was to testify, so that he would be free to speak to the three committees. He was a particularly important witness, because his former boss had been able to navigate the Trump administration longer than most top people.
Given how many people have found themselves flung out of the Trump revolving door, Pompeo’s staying power was especially impressive. He rapidly rose from being a Republican representative in Kansas to the Director of the CIA, and then on to his current position of Secretary of State.
Next out of the gate, the committee has released career government ambassador Marie Yovanovitich’s testimony, which will be available shortly. She was relieved of her Ukraine ambassadorship when she refused to fawn over Donald Trump. Instead, she stayed true to her patriotic duty and spoke truth to power.
To read the full transcript of Michael McKinley’s testimony, click on this link.
To read Yovanovitch’s full testimony, consisting of 315 pages, click on this link.
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