Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, is testifying before the House today in a closed-door session. Yovanovitch’s abrupt dismissal in May is listed in the whistleblower complaint as one of the disturbing incidents that predated President Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian leader. Meanwhile, all eyes are still on Giuliani after two of his associates were indicted on Thursday on campaign finance violations.
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9:40 a.m. ET: Maryland’s Republican Gov. Larry Hogan comes out in support of the impeachment inquiry. “I’m not ready to say I support impeachment and the removal of the president, but I do think we should have an impeachment inquiry,” he told PBS’s Firing Line.
Maryland Republican Gov. Larry Hogan: "I think we do need an inquiry because we have to get to the bottom of it. I'm not ready to say I support impeachment and the removal of the president but I do think we have to have an impeachment inquiry." pic.twitter.com/GjaBhOUWA1
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 11, 2019
7:30 a.m. ET: After the State Department blocked his deposition, US ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland will now testify before lawmakers next Thursday.
NEW: Gordon Sondland, the EU ambassador, plans to testify on 10/17, per statement from his lawyers.
"Notwithstanding the State Department’s current direction to not testify, Ambassador Sondland will honor the Committees’ subpoena, and he looks forward to testifying on Thursday." pic.twitter.com/iF0kacYDZn
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 11, 2019