MSN - AP World http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a MSN - AP World Copyright © 2010-2018 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved. http://www.rssboard.org/rss-specification Mon, 09 Dec 2019 10:30:49 +0000 Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition http://syn2.thecanadianpress.com:8080/mrss/feed/fcf7391a2f354311807f0501c16bde6a/2ac39054469a461c9fa3295927ed0097 Republicans disrupted a closed-door deposition Wednesday with a Defense Department official who was scheduled to answer questions as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Oct. 23) 2ac39054469a461c9fa3295927ed0097 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:50:44 +0000 RESTRICTION SUMMARY: AP CLIENTS ONLY SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 23 October 2019 1. Laura Cooper arrives at US Capitol 2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Balsamo, Associated Press Reporter: "Minutes after Laura Cooper arrived to testify here at the basement of the Capitol Visitor's Center, about two dozen members of the Congress, Republican members of Congress who are not members of the committees conducting the House impeachment inquiry came down here, they held a news conference to decry the conditions, say that transcripts of these depositions should be made public."POOL- AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 23 October 2019 3. Various of Republican House members walking down steps ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 23 October 2019 4. Various of Republican members 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Mo Brooks, (R) Alabama: "By golly, if they're going to do it, do it in public. Don't hide it from the American people. Show your face where we can all see the travesty that you are trying to foist on America."6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Steve Scalise, (R) Louisiana: "What is Adam Schiff trying to hide? I think that's a question so many people have, so many of my colleagues have, so many people in the press should have is through those hidden closed doors over there Adam Schiff is trying to impeach a president of the United States, behind closed doors." 7. Rep. Matt Gaetz and others walk toward SCIF8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Balsamo, Associated Press Reporter: "After their news conference, about two dozen members or so went inside that secure room, they say, once that happened, they sat down, Chairman Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, got up. He walked out of the room along with the witness." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 23 October 2019 9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, (R) Ohio: "It's finally reached a boiling point where members just said they are so frustrated at the idea that they can't be a part of this and can't see what's going on, um, and so we're at a standstill here. We'll see what happens with today's witness." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Boston - 20 December 199810. Various editions of newspapers from Massachusetts and Rhode Island with headlines of President Clinton's impeachment. ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 19 November 199811. Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr holds up his report while testifying on Capitol Hill ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - 23 October 2019  12. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Balsamo, Associated Press Reporter: "During the Clinton impeachment and during Watergate, a prosecutor had turned over evidence to Congress. Congress had a file, so to speak, to go off of. In this case, Democrats say they are the ones conducting this investigation and that's the reason they need to do these closed door interviews to gather all of this information ahead of what they say eventually will be open hearings." POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLY Washington - 23 October 2019 13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Eric Swalwell, (D) California: "Our inquiry has allowed over 100 members of Congress from both sides to participate. That has been the case throughout this process." 14. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Val Demings, (D) Florida: "I guess when you're desperate, you go back to complaining about the process and that's what they're doing."ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - 23 October 2019  13. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Balsamo, Associated Press Reporter: "There are additional depositions planned for later this week and Democrats show no signs of slowing down in this investigation and we expect there will be additional witnesses coming forward to the committee. Democrats say they are moving full steam ahead with the impeachment inquiry." ASSOCIATED PRESS - AP CLIENTS ONLYWashington - 2 October 2019 14. Various of Rep. Adam Schiff and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi walkingSTORYLINE: Republicans disrupted a closed-door deposition with a Defense Department official who was scheduled to answer questions as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.Laura Cooper, a senior official who oversees Ukraine policy, arrived Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill to appear before the House panels conducting the investigation. Shortly afterward, more than two dozen Republican House members held a news conference outside the secure room in the Capitol where the deposition was taking place.The Republicans decried that the deposition was happening behind closed doors and said Americans should be able to read the transcripts of any interviews being conducted as part of impeachment.Republicans then walked into the meeting unannounced, and the deposition was put on hold. Cooper's testimony comes a day after a top U.S. diplomat testified that he was told Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until the country's president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory. Republicans disrupted a closed-door deposition Wednesday with a Defense Department official who was scheduled to answer questions as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. (Oct. 23) Republicans disrupt impeachment deposition