Impeachment inquiry in the House continues this week. On Tuesday, October 22nd in a closed door deposition of Ambassador William B. Taylor it came to light that Donald Trump was contingent on Ukrainian aid to make a public pledge to investigate Bidens and 2016 election.
The Washington Post report of Ambassador William B. Taylor deposition by Rachel Bade, Anne Gearan, Karoun Demirjian and Mike DeBonis.
The Washington Post – Opening Statement of Ambassador William B. Taylor.
On Wednesday, October 23rd, House Republicans stormed a closed-door hearing of Laura Cooper, a Defense Department official who deals with Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia in protest of the House Democrats impeachment inquiry into Donal Trump.
CBS Report of the event by Stefan Becket, Grace Segers,. Kathryn Watson and Emily Tillett.
Meanwhile Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urged Republicans to defend trump on process.
The Hill – In depth report by Alexander Bolton.
So it is clear that the Republicans cannot defend Trump on the substance, so they are choosing to defend him on the process. After a very incriminating testimony by Ambassador William B. Taylor, it may be the only option left for Republicans.