Impeachment Inquiry: 2 More Testimony Transcripts Released, Mulvaney Called on to Testify

The impeachment inquiry continues with House Democrats wanting to hear from acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.

Mulvaney is the highest ranking official yet investigators have called on.

Meanwhile another key inquiry witness changed his testimony.

Gordon Sondland a top U.S. diplomat says he thinks the Trump administration did demand a quid pro quo from Ukraine in exchange for United States aide.

Sondland is a hotel magnate who was named ambassador the European Union after donating a million dollars to Trump’s inaugural committee.

His admission comes as no surprise to some House Democrats who say all witnesses agree that President Trump was looking to shake down the Ukrainian government.

The White House maintains the president did nothing wrong.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says even if President Trump is impeached, he likely would not be removed from office.

As far as Mulvaney testifying, it’s unclear but unlikely he will show.

And House Democrats released two more transcripts from closed door hearings.

Sondland’s was one of two testimony transcripts released. The other was from special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker.

Volker said there was no quid pro quo he knew of linking military assistance to Ukraine to an investigation of the Bidens.

That brings the total of released transcripts to four.

That’s out of the 13 closed-door depositions they’ve conducted so far over the past several weeks.

The next phase of the inquiry would involve open hearings with some key witnesses.