Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson will appear before three house committees Friday.
House democrats are threatening to subpoena the White House today as well, if they don’t turn over documents regarding Ukraine.
It comes as we get a first look at newly released text messages pertaining to the ongoing impeachment inquiry and the president’s controversial phone conversation with his Ukranian counterpart.
Meanwhile — for the first time — we’re hearing from the Ukranian Prosecutor General, whose office is near the center of the impeachment probe.
“What is your reaction from the demands from Mr Trump that Ukraine reopen investigations into the activities of Joe and Hunter Biden here,” asked correspondent Sam Kiley. “And is there any evidence in your view that would support Mr Shokin’s allegations made in the affidavit recently?”
“My reaction is calm and professional,” responded Prosecutor General Ruslan Riaboshapka, “The Prosecutor office is outside of politics. We will audit and review all historical cases delivered by the previous prosecutor office. If we find that some decisions were illegal, we will review those cases”