Donald Trump to release transcript of second call with Ukrainian president

Media playback is unsupported on your device                  Media caption President Trump made a characteristically fiery speech at the rally

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption President Trump made a characteristically fiery speech at the rally

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said the whistleblower's testimony in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump is both "redundant and unnecessary" as the inquiry has gathered enough evidence.

President Donald Trump reiterated on Saturday that the congressional impeachment investigation into his dealings with the Ukraine is a "witch hunt" while calling for former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be called as witnesses in the inquiry. Nunes, meanwhile, questioned in the very idea of the minority party suggesting a witness list to the majority, arguing that they should be able to call their own witnesses independently instead.

He added: "Prior to the start of your public show trial next week, at least one additional closed-door deposition must take place. I think this is a bunch of crap".

President Donald Trump speaks to the press before departing the White House in Washington, D.C., on November 8, 2019.

President Trump said Saturday that he'll probably release a transcript of his other phone call with Ukraine's president on Tuesday.

Trump previously released a transcript of his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, which is at issue in the House impeachment proceedings. Democrats have claimed that quid pro quo was involved, which Trump has frequently denied.

The Democrats are aiming to make Trump only the third president in USA history to be impeached, which would see him go on trial for removal in the Republican-dominated Senate.

House Republicans over the weekend submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, but Schiff - who is running the probe - was swift to reject the request to have the whistleblower come forward.

Senator Lindsey Graham made a bold claim about the individual whose complaint lays at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump during a Sunday morning interview with Fox's Maria Bartiromo.

The impeachment inquiry is set to begin public hearings of witnesses next week, a divisive move which Republicans have deemed an attempt to sway public opinion against the USA president.

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