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Update of Documents Fueling the Impeachment Inquiry

by Bill Hayes

On Sept. 24, 2019, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives was conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. Since then, a number of House committees (mainly the Intelligence, Judiciary, and Oversight committees) have been involved in the impeachment inquiry. So far, they are focusing on allegations about Ukraine, specifically on two possible impeachable offenses:

1. That for personal political reasons, President Trump solicited Ukraine to investigate a political rival.

2. That the president pressured that country to investigate his political rival in exchange for U.S. military aid. (This second possible charge is the often referred to as a “quid pro quo.”)

Witnesses have either given depositions or testimony in closed session before the committees. (The closed sessions are closed to the public, but committee members from all parties participate in the sessions.)

Below is a list of all the witnesses and all the primary documents that have been released to the public regarding the impeachment inquiry. The list is in chronological order, going from oldest to most recent. We will update the list periodically to add witnesses and newly released documents.

Whistle-Blower Complaint (8/12/2019, released on 9/26/2019)

White House’s Reconstructed Transcript of President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine in July Telephone Call With President Trump (9/24/2019, released on 9/25/2019)

Joseph Maguire, acting U.S. director of national intelligence (9/26/019)

Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine (10/3/2019). He provided Text Messages Between U.S. and Ukrainian Officials (Released 10/4/2019)

Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general (10/4/2019)

Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine (10/11/2019) Opening Statement of Marie Yovanovitch Before House Committee

Fiona Hill, former U.S. National Security adviser on Russia (10/14/2019)

George Kent, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia (10/15/2019)

P. Michael McKinley, former senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (10/16/2019)

Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the European Union (10/17/2019) Opening Statement of Gordon Sondland

William B. Taylor Jr., the top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine (10/22/2019) Opening Statement of William B. Taylor Jr.

Laura Cooper, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia (10/23/2019)

Philip T. Reeker, acting assistant secretary for the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (10/26/2019)

Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a Ukraine expert on the National Security Council (10/29/2019) Opening Statement of Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman