Public Document Clearinghouse: Ukraine Impeachment Trial

Just Security has compiled and curated all publicly available documents in Congress’s impeachment inquiry concerning President Donald Trump in connection with Ukraine. This collection seeks to include significant original source material, including relevant legislation, letters, subpoenas, deposition transcripts, executive branch communications, and litigation documents.

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For documents related to Congress’s various Russia investigations, see our Public Document Clearinghouse: Congressional Russia Investigations.

Readers may also be interested in Just Security’s Ukraine Timeline and Kate Brannen’s “A Who’s Who of Ukraine Witnesses.”

Table of Contents

I. Senate Trial Documents
II. Foundational Documents (Phone call rough transcript, text messages, whistleblower complaint, etc.)
III. Major Congressional Documents
IV. Major Executive Branch Documents
V. House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees: Witness Testimony (Depositions and Public Hearings)
VI. House Judiciary Committee Hearings
VII. Congressional Subpoenas and Related Documents
VIII. Communications Between the Executive Branch and Witnesses
IX. Congressional Press Releases
A. House Intelligence Committee (Majority and Minority)
B. House Judiciary Committee (Majority and Minority)
X. Court Documents (FOIA litigation, Parnas et al indictment, Kupperman)
XI. Communications Related to Whether the Initial Whistleblower Complaint was an “Urgent Concern”
XII. Miscellaneous

A. Open Letter from National Security Officials on Need to Protect Whistleblower’s Identity (last updated Oct. 7, 2019)
B. Hatch Act Complaint

I. Senate Trial Documents

Senate Trial Procedure

Senate Trial Floor Proceedings

Day 1: January 16, 2020 (full video)

Day 2: January 21, 2020 (full video)

Day 3: January 22, 2020 (full video)

Day 4: January 23, 2020 (full video)

Historical Documents

 

II. Foundational Documents

Lev Parnas Document Production (NEW)

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III. Major Congressional Documents

A. House Impeachment Resolution

B. Statutes

C. Miscellaneous

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IV. Major Executive Branch Documents

Office of Legal Counsel (OLC)

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V. House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight and Reform Committees:
Witness Testimony (Depositions and Public Hearings)

A. Public Hearings

Day 1: November 13, 2019 (First Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent

Ambassador William B. Taylor

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for First Open Hearing (November 13, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for First Open Hearing (November 13, 2019)

Day 2: November 15, 2019 (Second Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch (November 15, 2019)

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Second Open Hearing (November 15, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Second Open Hearing (November 15, 2019)

Day 3: Tuesday, November 19, morning (Third Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Jennifer Williams, aide to Vice President Mike Pence

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Third Open Hearing (November 19, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Third Open Hearing (November 19, 2019)

Day 3: Tuesday, November 19, afternoon (Fourth Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Ambassador Kurt Volker, former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine

Tim Morrison, a White House aide with the National Security Council

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Fourth Open Hearing (November 19, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Fourth Open Hearing (November 19, 2019)

Day 4: Wednesday, November 20, morning and afternoon (Fifth Open Hearing):

Full hearing video and transcript

Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union

Trump administration responses to Sondland’s testimony

1. Vice President Mike Pence

Statement by VP Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short (November 20, 2019)
Comments made to WISN 12 News (November 20, 2019)

2. Department of State

Statement (via Twitter) by Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus (November 20, 2019)
Comments made by Secretary Pompeo during press availability (November 20, 2019)

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Fifth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Fifth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)

3. Department of Energy

Statement by DOE Press Secretary Shaylyn Hynes (November 20, 2019)

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Fifth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Fifth Open Hearing
 (November 20, 2019)

Day 4: Wednesday, November 20, afternoon and early evening (Sixth Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs

David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (did not provide an opening statement)

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Sixth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019) (reported here)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Sixth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)

Day 5: Thursday, November 21 (Seventh Open Hearing)

Full hearing video and transcript

Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia

David Holmes

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Seventh Open Hearing (November 21, 2019) (reported here)
Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Seventh Open Hearing (November 21, 2019)

B. Depositions in Closed Hearings

Acting DNI Joseph Maguire

Ambassador Kurt Volker

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Fiona Hill

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent

Ambassador P. Michael McKinley

Ambassador Philip Reeker

Ambassador Gordon Sondland

Ambassador William B. Taylor

Laura K. Cooper (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, Eurasia, Department of Defense)

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Vindman

Catherine M. Croft (Special Adviser for Ukraine, Department of State)

Christopher Anderson (Former Special Adviser for Ukraine, Department of State)

Special note: Confirmation Hearing for John Sullivan for U.S. Ambassador to Russia

Timothy Morrison

Mark Sandy

David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs

Jennifer Williams

David Holmes

C. Witnesses Who Failed to Comply with Congressional Subpoena for Testimony

Charles Kupperman Kupperman Deposition  (scheduled for October 28, 2019)
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obert Blair – Blair Deposition (scheduled for November 4, 2019)
John Eisenberg – Eisenberg Deposition (scheduled for November 4, 2019)
Michael Ellis – Ellis Deposition (scheduled for November 4, 2019)
Brian McCormack McCormack Deposition (scheduled for November 4, 2019)
Michael Duffey Duffey Deposition (scheduled for November 5, 2019)
Preston Wells Griffith Wells Griffith Deposition (scheduled for November 5, 2019)
Ulrich Brechbuhl and Russell Vought – Brechbuhl and Vought Deposition (scheduled for November 6, 2019)
John Michael “Mick” Mulvaney Mulvaney Deposition (scheduled for November 8, 2019)

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VI. House Judiciary Committee Hearings

A. Executive Branch-Congress correspondence

B. Majority-Minority correspondence

C. Witness testimony

December 4, 2019:

Full hearing video

Noah Feldman (testimony)
Michael Gerhardt (testimony)
Pamela Karlan (testimony)
Jonathan Turley (testimony)

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VII. Congressional Subpoenas and Related Documents

A. State Department

B. White House/National Security Council

C. Defense Department

D. Office of Management and Budget

E. Department of Energy 

F. Private Citizens

G. Minority Witnesses

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VIII. Communications Between the Executive Branch and Witnesses

A. White House/National Security Council

Fiona Hill

B. Defense Department

Laura Cooper

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IX. Congressional Press Releases

A. House Intelligence Committee
Majority

Minority

B. House Judiciary Committee
Majority

Minority

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X. Court Documents

U.S. v. Lev Parnas, et al.

New York Times and Charlie Savage FOIA Litigation

American Oversight FOIA Litigation

Buzzfeed FOIA Litigation

Center for Public Integrity FOIA Litigation

Kupperman v. House of Representatives, et al.

Committee on the Judiciary v. Donald F. McGahn II

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XI. Communications Related to Whistleblower Complaint

Letters Related to Whistleblower Complaint

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XII. Miscellaneous

Whistleblower’s identity

Hatch Act Complaint

Historical OLC Memos

Prior Articles of Impeachment

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Image: A view of the hearing room before FBI Director James Comey testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill June 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

About the Author(s)

Julia Brooks

Julia Brooks is a Furman Public Policy Scholar and J.D. candidate at NYU School of Law, where she is also a Student Scholar at the Reiss Center on Law and Security. She previously served as a Senior Legal Research Associate at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and spent several years working in Germany, Bosnia, and The Hague on international law and justice. Follow her on Twitter (@Julia1Brooks).

William Dawley

William Dawley is a JD candidate at NYU School of Law where he is a Student Scholar at the Reiss Center on Law and Security, Senior Articles Editor for the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.