On Monday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told anchor Wolf Blitzer that President Donald Trump’s former Russia adviser Fiona Hill’s testimony was “incredibly helpful” for the impeachment investigation.
“You were in the room for Fiona Hill’s closed-door deposition today,” said Blitzer. “How helpful do you believe her testimony to your investigation will be?”
“Incredibly helpful, Wolf,” said Swalwell, who serves on the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. “Also helpful that she showed up, and, like some others, has chosen to defy orders from the president and the State Department to not show up. And when witnesses actually just show up, it advances our investigation.”
“We’ll wait until she’s done, and I’m going to head back there before we characterize what she said,” continued Swalwell. “But the arrows continue to point in just one direction, which is that a crime was committed — extortion, bribery, soliciting campaign help,” said Swalwell. “It was confessed to by the president, and there’s an active coverup going on right now.”
“Let me just back up for a moment,” said Blitzer. “You’re saying the president of the United States actually committed a crime?”
“Yes,” said Swalwell. “Extorting your taxpayer dollars, $300 million — $390 that was supposed to go to [Ukraine], holding that over their heads unless they investigated his political opponent the Bidens, and went back and exonerated Russia for their role in the 2016 election. In exchange for that … Ukraine would get a presidential visit and Ukraine would get security assistance. The president has frankly admitted to that.”
WATCH: Democrat sarcastically slaps aside Trump Jr for trying to give him legal advice
Former trial lawyer turned Democratic lawmaker Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Il) sharply slapped aside legal advice offered by Donald Trump Jr, suggesting he might want to stay in his lane until he attends law school.
Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, Quigley was asked abouit a tweet by President Donald Trump's son regarding hearsay evidence after apparently watching Wednesday's impeachment hearing.
At issue for Don Jr. was Quigley's assertion during the hearing that hearsay evidence can sometimes be better than direct evidence.
Combative Kellyanne Conway melts down on CNN’s Blitzer after she’s asked about husband George’s impeachment observations
On CNN Thursday, an interview with counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway went off the rails when anchor Wolf Blitzer asked her about the impeachment analysis made by her husband George Conway, who is notoriously anti-Trump.
"I just have a final question, a sensitive question, and it’s a political question, it’s a substantive question. I don’t want to talk about your marriage. I know that there are issues there," said Blitzer. "Your husband George Conway—"
"What did you just say?" snapped Conway. "Did you just say there are issues there? ... Why would you say that?"
Kellyanne Conway denies Trump asked Ukraine to investigate Biden right after clip shows Trump asking for Biden probe
Kellyanne Conway delivered an Orwellian performance during an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday in which she denied that President Donald Trump had said something that a video had shown he said mere seconds before.
During a contentious interview, Blitzer rolled a video of Trump from last month in which he came right out and said that Ukraine should launch an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, who is one of the president's top prospective rivals in the 2020 election.
"If they were honest about it, they would start a major investigation into the Bidens," Trump told reporters when asked what he wanted to see from Ukraine. "It's a very simple answer -- they should investigate the Bidens!"