ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN
(AUDIO: Pelosi 3:33-3:58)
CAPITOL HILL – That was House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announcing the formal opening of an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.
TMN asked Democratic Connecticut senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Tuesday shortly after Pelosi’s announcement if it marked a historic day in the U.S. Capitol. Blumenthal quipped that every day was historic. Murphy said, “Nah, many days are ordinary.” Blumenthal then said that Tuesday was important because the Republican-led Senate voted unanimously on a resolution that the whistleblower complaint should be sent to the House and Senate Intelligence committees. Murphy nodded in accord. Blumenthal added that this resolution marks a genuine shift in the Senate.
Ranking Member of the Senate Intelligence Committee Mark Warner (D-Va.) confirmed with reporters that acting Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Joseph Maguire and the intelligence community inspector general (ICIG), Michael Atkinson, will meet with the committee on Thursday.
Looking forward, acting DNI Maguire will testify over the whistleblower complaint Thursday before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill