Today was Congress's first day back after a two-week recess, and the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is pressing forward.
Here are the key developments from today:
- No impeachment vote yet: After a closed-door meeting with her caucus, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding off on a full vote to authorize a formal impeachment inquiry.
- Giuliani doesn't plan on complying: President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said he doesn't plan to comply with a subpoena issued to him for Ukraine documents.
- Another witness testified: US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent testified behind closed-doors to the House committees running the impeachment inquiry. Kent was among the career officials who sought to shield former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch from the campaign of false allegations against her in March 2019, according to internal emails turned over to Congress.