November 25, 2019
The House Intelligence Committee has just concluded two weeks of public hearings as part of
the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry, during which time the American people
heard from twelve witnesses, including three witnesses requested by the Minority. These
hearings were conducted pursuant to House Resolution 660 in a fair and open manner, and in a
way that put the witnesses’ own words and testimony front and center.
These hearings were supplemented by seventeen depositions and transcribed interviews
conducted by the Intelligence Committee, in coordination with the Committees on Oversight and
Reform and Foreign Affairs. In addition, the Committees issued dozens of document requests
and subpoenas over the previous six weeks. We have been working expeditiously and have
uncovered a massive amount of evidence in short order, despite wholesale efforts to obstruct the
investigation by the President and his Administration.
I am immensely grateful to the Members and staff of the three Committees, who have worked
long nights as a team for months, doing their work selflessly and skillfully. I am proud of the
work we have done, and I believe the American people should be as well. I particularly want to
thank our dear friend and colleague Elijah Cummings, who remains our North Star although he is
no longer with us, as well as my colleagues Eliot Engel and Carolyn Maloney. I also want to
acknowledge the important work of Maxine Waters, Jerry Nadler, and Richie Neal’s committees.
Over the course of our inquiry, we have uncovered a months-long effort in which President
Trump again sought foreign interference in our elections for his personal and political benefit at
the expense of our national interest. As the evidence conclusively shows, President Trump
conditioned official acts—a White House meeting desperately desired by the new Ukrainian
president and critical U.S. military assistance—on Ukraine announcing sham, politically-