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 TrumpLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Saudi Arabia paid 0 million for cost of US troops in area Parnas claims ex-Trump attorney visited him in jail, asked him to sacrifice himself for president 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's legal team gets set for impeachment trial Five lingering questions as impeachment heads to Senate Graham: Not 'wise' for House Republicans to serve on Trump trial team 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 BidenLev Parnas implicates Rick Perry, says Giuliani had him pressure Ukraine to announce Biden probe Ex-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Parnas says he doesn't think that Joe Biden did anything wrong regarding Ukraine 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 BluntRoberts sworn in to preside over Trump impeachment trial Senate opens Trump impeachment trial Seven things to know about the Trump trial 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 HimesTwitter users invoke Merrick Garland after McConnell, Graham comments on impeachment trial Pelosi faces tough choices on impeachment managers This week: Impeachment inquiry moves to Judiciary Committee 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 JeffriesThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week Seven things to know about the Trump trial House delivers impeachment articles to Senate 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 DemingsThe Hill's Morning Report - Dems to lay out impeachment case to senators next week Seven things to know about the Trump trial House delivers impeachment articles to Senate 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 MurphyDemocrats request briefing on intel behind Trump's embassy threat claim US citizen dies in Egyptian prison after hunger strike President Trump's strike of choice 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 ToddShepard Smith talking to MSNBC about prime-time spot as network eyes Chuck Todd move: report Administration officials defend Trump claims, Soleimani intelligence as senators push back on briefing Sunday shows - Administration officials grilled on Trump's Iran claims MORE called out Sen. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonHillicon Valley: Barr asks Apple to unlock Pensacola shooter's phone | Tech industry rallies behind Google in Supreme Court fight | Congress struggles to set rules for cyber warfare with Iran | Blog site Boing Boing hacked Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran Senators set for briefing on cyber threats from Iran 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 WalshWalsh plans protest at RNC headquarters over 'nakedly anti-Democratic' primary cancellations Pelosi announced as lead guest on season premiere of 'Real Time with Bill Maher' Rep. Collins says Democrats are 'in love with terrorists,' 'mourn Soleimani' 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 SanfordTrump challenger Bill Weld rules out 2020 independent bid Judge throws out lawsuit against South Carolina GOP for canceling 2020 primary The Hill's Campaign Report: Late bids surprise 2020 Democratic field 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 KlobucharSanders says he's concerned about lost campaign time during impeachment trial Sanders touts vote against Trump trade deal backed by primary rivals New Hampshire state lawmaker switches support from Warren to Klobuchar 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 WarrenEx-Obama official on Sanders-Warren feud: 'I don't think it played out well for either of them' Former Vermont Governor: Sanders 'will play dirty' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball rips Warren over feud with Sanders MORE "wannabe socialists" in an interview that aired Sunday. 
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