Sunday shows - Second whistleblower grabs spotlight

Confirmation on Sunday that a legal firm is representing another whistleblower in connection with a formal complaint about President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE's alleged interactions with Ukraine dominated the political talk shows.

Guests also discussed Trump's request that China investigate the Bidens and the latest developments in the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

Read The Hill's complete coverage below.

Attorney says he's representing second Trump whistleblower from intel community
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Attorney Andrew P. Bakaj on Sunday confirmed that his firm is representing another whistleblower in connection to a formal complaint about President Trump's alleged interactions with Ukraine.
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Jordan refuses to say whether Trump asking China for investigation was appropriate
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim JordanJames (Jim) Daniel JordanTrump, first lady take part in National Christmas Tree lighting The Hill's Morning Report - Dem impeachment report highlights phone records Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing MORE (R-Ohio) on Sunday repeatedly refused to say whether he believed it was inappropriate for President Trump to call for Chinese authorities to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE and his son Hunter. 
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Top Senate Republican: 'I doubt the China comment was serious'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy BluntRoy Dean BluntTrump's legal team huddles with Senate Republicans Overnight Defense: Trump cancels presser, cuts short NATO trip | Viral video catches leaders appearing to gossip about Trump | Dem witnesses say Trump committed impeachable offenses | Trump reportedly mulling more troops in Middle East Trump legal team gears up for Senate impeachment trial in meeting with GOP senators MORE (R-Mo.) on Sunday expressed skepticism President Trump was “serious” when he called for the Chinese government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
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House Democrat: Impeachment inquiry 'likely to stay narrowly focused'
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Rep. Jim HimesJames (Jim) Andres HimesPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers This week: Impeachment inquiry moves to Judiciary Committee Juan Williams: Trump has nothing left but smears MORE (D-Conn.) said Sunday that the House’s impeachment inquiry would likely be “narrowly focused” on allegations President Trump withhold military aid to Ukraine to force an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Top House Democrat: 'We have Trump appointees who are clearly unnerved by the lawlessness of this president'
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem JeffriesHakeem Sekou JeffriesLive coverage: Witnesses say Trump committed impeachable offenses Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Lawmakers turn attention to potential witnesses at Judiciary impeachment hearings MORE (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that moves by the intelligence community's inspector general and the CIA’s general counsel indicate President Trump’s own appointees are “unnerved by the lawlessness” of the Trump administration.
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Intelligence Committee Democrat: Trump 'dangerously abused his oath of office'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Democratic Rep. Val DemingsValdez (Val) Venita DemingsPelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers Impeachment inquiry enters critical new phase Lawmakers turn attention to potential witnesses at Judiciary impeachment hearings MORE (Fla.) said on Sunday that President Trump has "dangerously abused his oath of office."
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Murphy says voters want Congress to focus on facts, not 'loyalty to the cult of Donald Trump'
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyDemocratic senator says he knows 'handful' of GOP colleagues considering vote to remove Trump Both sides have reason to want speedy Trump impeachment trial Overnight Defense: Trump clashes with Macron at NATO summit | House impeachment report says Trump abused power | Top Dem scolds military leaders on Trump intervention in war crimes cases MORE (D- Conn.) said he thinks American voters will ask Congress to focus on facts when it comes to the impeachment investigation rather than adhere to "their loyalty to the cult of Donald Trump." 
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Democrats are 'giddy over' impeachment inquiry, Republican says
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Rep. Chris StewartChristopher (Chris) Douglas StewartGOP lawmaker offering bill protecting LGBTQ rights with religious exemptions House GOP wants Senate Republicans to do more on impeachment How House Republicans have stayed unified on impeachment MORE (R-Utah) said on Sunday that Democrats are "giddy over" the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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Chuck Todd calls out GOP senator for promoting 'Fox News conspiracy theory'
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddHillary Clinton to Kennedy: 'Why are you parroting Russian propaganda?' Trump praises Kennedy after Chuck Todd links senator's Ukraine remarks to Putin Scarborough rips GOP over Ukraine conspiracy theories MORE called out Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonGOP senators request interview with former DNC contractor to probe possible Ukraine ties Both sides have reason to want speedy Trump impeachment trial Senators sound alarm on dangers of ransomware attacks after briefing MORE (R-Wisc.) for responding to a question with a "Fox News conspiracy" during a heated interview on Sunday.
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Trump's GOP challengers split on impeachment vote
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Two Republicans challenging President Trump in longshot primary campaigns are split on whether he should be impeached over allegations of soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election. 

Former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshGeorgia GOP submits only Trump's name for primary Michigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire MORE (R-Ill.) said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump's public actions a lone are impeachable, but fellow primary challenger Former Rep. Mark SanfordMark SanfordThe Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field Michigan GOP attempting to have Trump be only Republican candidate on ballot Weld files to run in GOP presidential primary in New Hampshire MORE (R-S.C.) said on the same show that such a decision can't be made until the House completes a formal inquiry. 
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Sanford: 'I don't know' if I would vote for Trump in 2020
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican challenging President Trump in a longshot primary campaign, said on Sunday that he isn't sure if he would still consider voting for Trump in 2020, despite allegations that the president solicited foreign interference to benefit him politically.  
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Klobuchar says she wouldn't let VP's child sit on foreign board
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden: All-white debate not representative of party, but 'you can't dictate' nominee Delaney to DNC: Open second debate stage for candidates who qualified for past events There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down MORE (D-Minn.), a White House hopeful, said Sunday she would not let her vice president's child sit on a foreign board. 

The comment comes as President Trump pushes an attack on leading 2020 candidate former Vice President Joe Biden centered on Biden's son sitting on a gas company's board in Ukraine. 
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Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren 'wannabe socialists'
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenArtist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 Democratic strategist: 'Medicare for All' exposes generational gap within party Yang expands campaign with senior hires for digital operations MORE "wannabe socialists" in an interview that aired Sunday. 
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