Transcript for The House set to begin week 2 of impeachment inquiry hearings
I'm Tom llamas. We begin with president trump lashing out at another impeachment witness as the hearings enter a second week. Jennifer Williams listening in on the call with the president of Ukraine. Testifying behind closed doors that she found the call to be unusual and inappropriate. And that she heard one topic come up that wasn't on the official transcript of the call, barisma. In an angry tweet, the president calling Williams a never Trumper. Eight more witnesses about to testify this week. The first of them, Jennifer Williams herself. David Wright leads off from the white house. Reporter: Tonight president trump blasted another witness in the impeachment inquiry. "Tell Jennifer Williams, whoever that is, to read both transcripts of the presidential calls. She should meet with the other never trumpers, who I don't know and mostly never even heard of, and work out a better presidential attack. Williams is a staff member for vice president Mike pence. She was on the July 25th phone call in which trump asked Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. She testified behind closed doors that she found the mention of investigations unusual and inappropriate. Quote, "I found the specific references to be -- to be more specific to the president in nature, to his personal political agenda, as opposed to a broader foreign policy objective of the United States." She's also the second witness to note a name that came up on the call, burisma. That's the Ukrainian energy company where hunter Biden served on the board while his father, vice president Joe Biden, was in charge of the Obama administration's Ukraine policy. All that matters is one thing, the transcript. And the transcript is perfect. Reporter: But the transcript released by the white house omits any mention at all of burisma. Trump's tweet comes days after he attacked former ambassador Marie yovanovitch while she was testifying. Well, I want to let you know, ambassador, that some of us here take witness intimidation very very seriously. The words of the president weigh a ton. I think part of it is his own insecurity as an imposter. I think he knows full well that he's in that office way over his head. She used the word imposter talking about the president of the United States, who 63 million people voted for. Reporter: But speaker Nancy Pelosi told CBS the president will have every opportunity to present his case. If he has information that is exculpatory, that means ex, taking away, culpa, blame, then we look forward to seeing it. David, Mike pence's aide Jennifer Williams is scheduled to testify publicly on Tuesday. She's one of eight witnesses in the second week of hearings. But all eyes will be on Gordon sondland. Reporter: Yes, he's due to appear on Wednesday after several witnesses put him at the center of what has been described as a shadow foreign policy in Ukraine, taking direct orders from the president himself. He's already been back once to revise his testimony. So sondland will have some explaining to do.
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