Public Document Clearinghouse: Ukraine Impeachment Trial

Just Security has compiled and curated all publicly available documents related to Congress’s impeachment and trial of President Donald J. Trump. This collection seeks to include significant original source material, including relevant legislation, trial materials, letters, subpoenas, deposition and witness transcripts, executive branch communications, and litigation documents.

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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
A. Party Submissions (Briefs, Memoranda, Letters, etc.)
B. Trial Procedure Documents
C. Trial Floor Proceedings
D. Historical Documents
II. House Impeachment Documents
A. Impeachment Articles and Resolutions
B. Committee Reports
C. Executive Branch Reports
D. Evidentiary Documents
1. Whistleblower Complaint and Related Documents
2. Other Evidentiary Documents (phone records, text messages, Parnas productions, etc.)
E. Committee Witness Testimony
1. Public Hearings
2. Depositions
F. Judiciary Committee Hearings
1. Public Hearings
2. Executive Branch-Congress Correspondence
3. Majority-Minority correspondence
G. Congressional Subpoenas and Related Documents
1. State Department
2. White House/National Security Council
3. Defense Department
4 .Office of Management and Budget
5. Department of Energy
6. Private Citizens
7. Minority Witnesses
H. Miscellaneous Congressional Documents
1. Communication from or within Congress
2. Committee Press Releases
I. Miscellaneous Executive Documents
1. Communications from or within the Executive Branch
2. OLC Memoranda (Contemporary and Historical)
J. Historical Impeachment Materials
III. Related Litigation and FOIA Documents
IV. Miscellaneous

 

I. Senate Trial Documents

A. Party Submissions

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B. Trial Procedure Documents

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C. Trial Floor Proceedings

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D. Historical Documents

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II. House Impeachment Documents

A. Articles of Impeachment and Resolutions

Related Resolutions

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B. Committee Reports

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C. Executive Branch Reports

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D. Evidentiary Documents

1. Whistleblower Complaint and Related Documents

OLC Memorandum Regarding Whistleblower Complaint and Related Communications

Letters Related to Whistleblower Complaint

Relevant Statutes

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2. Other Evidentiary Documents (phone records, text messages, Parnas productions, etc.)

Lev Parnas Document Production and Related Documents

Documents Relating to Former National Security Advisor John Bolton

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E. Committee Witness Testimony

1. Public Hearings

Day 1: November 13, 2019 (First Open Hearing)
Full hearing video and transcript

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

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

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent

Ambassador William B. Taylor

Day 2: November 15, 2019 (Second Open Hearing)
Full hearing video and transcript

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

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

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch (November 15, 2019)

Day 3: Tuesday, November 19, morning (Third Open Hearing)
Full hearing video and transcript

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

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

Jennifer Williams, aide to Vice President Mike Pence

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

Day 3: Tuesday, November 19, afternoon (Fourth Open Hearing)
Full hearing video and transcript

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

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

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

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

Day 4: Wednesday, November 20, morning and afternoon (Fifth Open Hearing):
Full hearing video and transcript

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

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

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)

  1. 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)

  1. Department of Energy

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

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

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Sixth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)

Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Sixth Open Hearing (November 20, 2019)

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)

Day 5: Thursday, November 21 (Seventh Open Hearing)
Full hearing video and transcript

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement for Seventh Open Hearing (November 21, 2019)

Ranking Member Nunes Opening Statement for Seventh Open Hearing (November 21, 2019)

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

David Holmes

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2. 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

Witnesses Who Failed to Comply with Congressional Subpoena for Testimony

Communications Between the Executive Branch and Witnesses

White House/National Security Council

Fiona Hill

Defense Department

Laura Cooper

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F. Judiciary Committee Hearings

1. Public Hearings

December 4, 2019:
Full hearing video

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2. Executive Branch-Congress correspondence

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3. Majority-Minority correspondence

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G. Congressional Subpoenas and Related Documents

  1. State Department

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  1. White House/National Security Council

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  1. Defense Department

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  1. Office of Management and Budget

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  1. Department of Energy 

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  1. Private Citizens

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  1. Minority Witnesses

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H. Miscellaneous Congressional Documents

1. Communication from or within Congress

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2. Committee Press Releases

House Intelligence Committee

  • Majority: available here
  • Minority: available here

House Judiciary Committee

  • Majority: available here
  • Minority: available here

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I. Miscellaneous Executive Documents

1. Communications from or within the Executive Branch

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2. Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) Memoranda

Historical OLC Memoranda

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J. Historical Impeachment Materials

Johnson

Nixon

Clinton

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III. Related Litigation and FOIA 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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IV. Miscellaneous

Hatch Act Complaint

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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.