(Information) – The U.S. Home of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its third day of public hearings on Tuesday in an impeachment inquiry inspecting President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, with 4 witnesses testifying on two panels.
The proceedings featured testimony from former U.S. particular envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker, U.S. Military Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, former Nationwide Safety Council aide Tim Morrison and Vice President Mike Pence aide Jennifer Williams.
Beneath are reactions to Tuesday’s hearings from exterior the room.
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, TO REPORTERS AT THE WHITE HOUSE:
“What’s occurring is a shame, and it’s a humiliation to our nation.”
“It’s a giant rip-off.”
PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SON, DONALD J TRUMP JR, ON TWITTER:
“Anybody listening to Vindman stammer by means of this seemingly making an attempt to recollect the Catch Phrases he was nicely coached on ought to get that. He’s a low degree partisan bureaucrat and nothing extra.”
WHITE HOUSE, ON TWITTER:
“Tim Morrison, Alexander Vindman’s former boss, testified in his deposition that he had issues about Vindman’s judgment.”
DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVE DAVID CICILLINE TO REPORTERS:
“When individuals like Lieutenant Colonel Vindman show this type of braveness, the White Home reacts badly as a result of they’re making an attempt to maintain this a secret, making an attempt to maintain the American individuals from studying the reality. And they won’t achieve success.”
REPUBLICAN REPRESENTATIVE FRANCIS ROONEY TO REPORTERS:
“I don’t assume there’s been against the law confirmed but … However I wish to see what occurs. There’s nonetheless lots of water to go down this creek.”
TRUMP 2020 CAMPAIGN MANAGER BRAD PARSCALE IN A STATEMENT:
“Democrats structured their complete sham impeachment listening to technique with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman because the lynchpin and right now it additional fell aside. Vindman confirmed that the transcript of the Ukraine cellphone name is correct, was compelled to confess that the president alone makes U.S. international coverage, and testified that Burisma was a corrupt firm which employed the son of then-Vice President Joe Biden.”
“This might not have gone worse for Democrats and couldn’t have gone higher for Individuals sick to demise of this concocted, bogus circus.”
DAVID AXELROD, FORMER SENIOR ADVISER TO PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, ON TWITTER:
“One different curious factor in regards to the @GOP Qs. They assign lots of significance to the truth that @realDonaldTrump authorized deadly help to Ukraine that Obama opposed.”
“But when the help is so vital to Ukraine – it additionally was a significant supply of leverage when Trump mysteriously held it up.”
HOUSE REPUBLICAN LEADER KEVIN MCCARTHY, IN A FOX NEWS INTERVIEW VIDEO RELEASED BY HIS OFFICE:
“[This has] at all times been our sport plan: simply persist with the info. Bear in mind, these witnesses are the one individuals who have handed the audition for Adam Schiff. Bear in mind, no due course of, the President doesn’t get an lawyer within the room, the president doesn’t get to request any witnesses. That is all about Adam Schiff and whoever handed his screening for the audition down in that basement.”
Reporting by David Morgan and Jonathan Landay; Modifying by Lisa Shumaker