Sunday shows — Impeachment grips Washington

A House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE dominated the Sunday political talk shows. 

Featured guests included Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Horowitz offers troubling picture of FBI's Trump campaign probe Horowitz: 'Very concerned' about FBI leaks to Giuliani MORE, current and former White House aides and top Democrats. 

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Giuliani spars with Stephanopoulos over whistleblower report: 'Donald Trump was framed by the Democrats'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani sparred with George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosBooker on Harris dropping out: 'Iowa voters should have the right to choose' Judiciary Democrat says House should focus on Ukraine, avoid Mueller report in articles of impeachment Impeachment can't wait MORE on ABC's "This Week" over the whistleblower report, calling it "hearsay" and "unreliable," and saying Trump "was framed by the Democrats."
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Giuliani says he'll testify in front of Congress if directed by Trump
By JUSTINE COLEMAN
 
President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Sunday called Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffDemocrats seek leverage for trial Pence's office denies Schiff request to declassify call with Ukrainian leader Comey, Schiff to be interviewed by Fox's Chris Wallace MORE (D-Calif.) "an illegitimate chairman" but said he would testify before Congress if instructed to do so by President Trump.
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Ex-Trump Homeland Security adviser rips Giuliani, calls claim Ukraine hacked DNC a 'conspiracy theory' with 'no validity'
By JUSTIN WISE
 
A former Homeland Security adviser in the Trump administration said Sunday that the unsubstantiated claim that Ukraine was responsible for the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in 2016 is a "conspiracy theory" with "no validity."
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Senate Democrat: Giuliani was 'attempting to speak for the United States government' in Ukraine interactions
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocrats seek leverage for trial Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism NCAA president wants a federal athlete compensation bill MORE (D-Conn.) said Sunday that President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was attempting to act on behalf of the United States when he tried to convince the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE and his son Hunter.
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Trump aide Stephen Miller: Whistleblower complaint 'drips with condemnation, condescension and contempt for the president'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
White House policy advisor Stephen MillerStephen MillerSenate Democrats demand Trump fire Stephen Miller Marianne Williamson roasted for claim Trump pardoned Charles Manson Juan Williams: Stephen Miller must be fired MORE sparred with Fox News’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceComey, Schiff to be interviewed by Fox's Chris Wallace Chris Wallace: Allegations against Trump 'far broader than the Clinton impeachment' Fox's Chris Wallace: IG report headline is 'It didn't find the things that Bill Barr and Donald Trump alleged' MORE on Sunday over a whistleblower complaint against President Trump that has led House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (D-Calif.) to announce a formal impeachment inquiry last week, saying Trump was the "real whistleblower."
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Schiff hopes whistleblower will testify 'very soon'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on Sunday that he hopes the whistleblower who filed a complaint that helped launch the impeachment inquiry into President Trump will testify "very soon." 
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Top Democrat predicts more Republicans will support impeachment inquiry
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Rep. Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - An unusual day: Impeachment plus a trade deal Pelosi's whiplash moment brings praise and criticism The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE (D-N.Y.), the chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Sunday that he believes more Republicans will start backing the impeachment inquiry launched into President Trump.
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Jeffries: White House defiance of subpoenas could lead to further charges 
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday that House impeachment proceedings could incorporate potential White House defiance of subpoenas.
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Jim Jordan defends White House hiding transcripts, says administration has to protect against leaks
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanHorowitz to appear before second Senate panel next week Top Republican requests House hearing with DOJ inspector general Trump, first lady take part in National Christmas Tree lighting MORE (R-Ohio) defended the White House placing a transcript of a call with a foreign leader on a secret server, saying the administration has to protect against leaks.
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Graham: 'I have zero problems with this phone call'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), one of President Trump’s most vocal defenders in the Senate, said Sunday he had “zero problems” with the phone call in which Trump suggested Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s family.
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Booker 'offended' Republicans 'trying to shift attention' to Biden in 'Trump's scandal'
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Julián Castro jabs ICE: 'Delete your account' Booker campaign unveils bilingual training program for Nevada caucus MORE (D-N.J.), a 2020 White House hopeful, said on Sunday that's he’s “offended” that Republicans are shifting attention to fellow Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden as President Trump faces an impeachment inquiry.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders predicts Warren will be the Democratic nominee
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersBill Press: Mulvaney proves need for daily briefings White House correspondent April Ryan to moderate fundraising event for Buttigieg White House press secretary defends lack of daily briefings: Trump 'is the most accessible president in history' MORE Sanders predicted in a new interview that the 2020 Democratic nominee for president will be Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (Mass.).
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Iranian foreign minister warns US 'won't be able to finish' any war it starts
By JOHN BOWDEN 
 
Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif warned in an interview that the U.S. could not "finish" a war against Iran, while blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for a "cyber war" he said was being waged against Iran.
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