Trump gets a Ukraine probe, just not the one he asked for

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway speaks to reporters outside the White House in Washington on Jan. 16 2020

Harvey also appears to give Parnas Nunes' phone number in the days before a House intelligence committee report said Nunes, R-Calif., had a phone conversation with Parnas.

An legal professional for indicted Rudy Giuliani affiliate Lev Parnas on Monday filed a request for the recusal of Legal professional Normal William Barr in reference to the prosecution of Parnas, alleging Barr has a battle of curiosity and ought to be faraway from the matter "in an effort to protect the general public belief within the rule of regulation".

In a six-page formal response to the Democrats' allegations that was released on Saturday evening, White House lawyers Alan Sekulow and Pat A. Cipollone argued the charges levied by House Democrats do not withstand scrutiny.

Yovanovitch, who was abruptly recalled from her post back in May 2019, earlier testified she had been warned by Washington to urgently return to the U.S. due to concerns for her safety, with the released documents also claiming that there might have been a threat to her life back in spring of past year. One exchange even suggested that Ms. Yovanovitch was under surveillance before leaving her post.

During an interview on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" Wednesday night, Mr.

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US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo has promised to investigate whether the ousted ambassador to Ukraine was being spied on by President Donald Trump's supporters, but said that if so, he was unaware. "In any other Department of Justice, Rudy Giuliani would be the target in this situation, not Lev Parnas".

Cornyn's scathing criticism of the Democrats' impeachment case come as Trump's lawyers have blasted the articles of impeachment against the president as "constitutionally invalid" and "nothing more than a risky attack on the American people".

He later shared documents and the contents of his iPhone with the House Intelligence Committee.

Parnas' attorneys said he provided the documents to House investigators in response to a September subpoena.

John Cornyn did not hold back on congressional Democrats on Sunday morning.

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