Transcript for President Trump railing against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
emails shedding light on dealings with Ukraine. Revealing that just 90 minutes after the infamous phone call, the Pentagon was ordered to suspend military aid, and to keep it quiet. The emails play into the impeachment drama. Rachel Scott reporting from west palm beach, Florida. Reporter: President trump and his allies railing against house speaker Nancy Pelosi for withholding articles of impeachment. She has no case. So, let's not submit it. That's good. Right? It's good, but you know what, so unfair, so unfair. Reporter: Accusing the speaker of trying to dictate the terms of the senate trial. I just think it's kind of bizarre. They had to rush to this impeachment vote and then, all of a sudden, she's sitting on it. This is a mistake for the speaker to continue to dwell on this issue. What they're doing to president trump, denying him his day in court in the senate is unconscionable. Reporter: Mcconnell says no witnesses will testify. But Democrats say it's crucial to hear from key players. So far, senator Mcconnell and president trump have come up with no good reason why there shouldn't be witnesses, why there shouldn't be documents. Reporter: The 146 pages of emails obtained by the center for public integrity include messages from an office of management and budget official Michael Duffey. Weeks before that infamous phone call, Duffey writing, "The president has asked about this funding release." Linking to an article in "The Washington examiner" about $250 million in military aid to Ukraine. And on July 25th, just 90 minutes after that call ended, after president trump asked the president of Ukraine to, quote, "Do us a favor" and investigate his political rivals, Duffey wrote to the Pentagon to "Please hold off" on that funding to Ukraine. Requesting they keep it quiet, "Given the sensitive nature" of the request. In an email exchange months later, after investigations began, Duffey writing to "Immediately release" the nearly $400 million in aid approved by congress. Later saying he's "Glad to have this behind us." Another omb official writing, "I still have no insight on the rationale for the hold." If there was ever an argument that we need Mr. Duffey to come testify, this email is explosive. Reporter: Lawmakers left for the recess with nothing set in stone for the impeachment trial. Mcconnell says they've reached an impasse. Chuck Schumer asking him to reconsider his request for witnesses over the holidays. Tom? Rachel, thank you. Now to the race for 2020,
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