Missed subpoena deadlines and a new testimony were among the key storylines from the impeachment inquiry yesterday.
Let us catch you up on what you need to know.
- No impeachment vote yet: After a closed-door meeting with her caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding off on a full vote to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry.
- Another witness testified: US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent testified behind closed-doors to the House committees running the impeachment inquiry. Kent was among the career officials who sought to shield former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch from the campaign of false allegations against her in March 2019, according to internal emails turned over to Congress. Yovanovitch, who was removed from her post in May, testified to the House Committees on Friday. Earlier this year, Kent held several meetings with high-ranking officials in Ukraine.
- Others are not complying with subpoenas: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) does not plan on turning over the documents that impeachment committees subpoenaed. The deadline for the documents was today. President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani also said he doesn't plan to comply with a subpoena issued to him for Ukraine documents. Today is also the deadline for Vice President Mike Pence to turn over documents related to Ukraine to the impeachment committees.
- Giuliani parts ways with his attorney: Giuliani said today that he is no longer working with his personal attorney Jon Sale who was representing him in the impeachment inquiry. People close to Giuliani are advising him to hire a criminal lawyer as questions linger about his connections to two of his associates, Lev Parnas and Igor Furman, who were indicted last week for campaign finance violations.