WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following the first day of public impeachment hearings today in the House Intelligence Committee, featuring testimony by top administration Ukraine experts William Taylor and George Kent, People For the American Way Senior Fellow Elliot Mincberg released the following statement:
“The testimony of Ambassador Taylor and Assistant Secretary Kent today was powerful and effective, despite Republicans’ continued efforts to distort, distract, and disrupt. That testimony, from career professionals who have spent most of their tenure working for Republicans, provides important evidence to answer the key questions in Chairman Schiff’s opening statement: that in fact, President Trump did ‘invite Ukraine’s interference in our elections’ and seek to ‘condition official acts,’ including providing military aid and a White House meeting that has still not occurred, on ‘Ukraine’s willingness to assist with two political investigations that would help his reelection campaign.’ This clear evidence of abuse of power should concern Congress and all Americans.”
Elliot Mincberg has researched and analyzed the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, religious liberty and other civil rights/civil liberties issues for more than three decades. He is also a former chief counsel for oversight and investigations of the House Judiciary Committee, where he gained extensive experience with impeachment proceedings.
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