Marie Yovanovitch, the U.S. envoy to Kiev and President Trump, has privately known as “bad news” is scheduled to take a seat for a probably explosive transcribed interview with lawmakers and employees on Capitol Hill on Friday as Democrats intensify their impeachment inquiry.
However, after the White House abruptly blocked U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland from testifying shortly before his planned appearance on Tuesday, it remained unclear whether Yovanovitch would seem at all. The White House published this week it would not comply at all with what is known as Democrats’ “unconstitutional” proceedings.
Nonetheless, some sources informed News channel late Thursday that Sondland will indeed appear for a transcribed interview before House investigators next Wednesday.
As of now, the News channel is informed that the plan is for only House Intelligence Committee employees and members to pose inquiries to Yovanovitch, should the ex-diplomat show up as scheduled at 10 a.m. ET. No staffers from the Foreign Affairs or Oversight Committees, majority or minority party, are anticipated to ask questions.
However, Republicans will be allowed to have a second aide in the room after complaining last time, Fox News is informed. It is unclear how long the session is prone to run.