House Committees Release Transcripts of Impeachment Inquiry Depositions
The House of Representatives has released partial transcripts of depositions from witnesses in the ongoing impeachment inquiry. They include excerpts from the testimony of former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and a partially redacted interview with Ambassador P. Michael McKinley.
Journalists are already working their way through the transcripts, which President Donald Trump has already misleadingly claimed could be doctored to make him look bad.
— Philip Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) November 4, 2019
From the transcript: When Ambassador Yovanovitch sought advice from Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union, he recommended that she tweet her praise of President Trump. (Page 267-268, 306)
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) November 4, 2019
House Democrats released the transcripts for two depositions in their impeachment probe:
Ex-Amb. Masha Yovanovitch
Michael McKinley, an advisor to Sec. of State Mike Pompeo
I'm reading — and annotating! — McKinley's transcript as I go. Follow along 👇👇https://t.co/KUxA8SrgV0
— Andy Kroll (@AndyKroll) November 4, 2019
These transcripts may be only the first in a series that Democrats’ plan to release.