Chris Murphy offers House investigators own account of Ukraine visit

Sen. Chris Murphy, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sent a letter Tuesday night to House investigators offering his own analysis of his September visit to Ukraine. Murphy’s letter comes one day after Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) sent a letter to House Republicans that recounted the same September visit and questioned the credibility of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine specialist with the National Security Council. The two letters come as the House conducts public impeachment hearings, as part of its investigation into whether President Donald Trump conditioned a White House meeting and military assistance to Ukraine on the country investigating his political rivals.In his letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and House Oversight Committee Acting Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), Murphy said he did not intend to contradict Johnson’s account of the trip, but rather offer additional context.Murphy (D-Conn.) told Schiff and Maloney that he

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