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300+ former U.S. officials endorse impeachment inquiry

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300+ former U.S. officials endorse impeachment inquiry

300+ former U.S. officials endorse impeachment inquiry

More than 300 former officials from U.S. security and foreign policy agencies, including a former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and a one-time deputy secretary of state, on Friday endorsed the congressional impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Jillian Kitchener has more.

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More than 300 former officials from U.S. security and foreign policy agencies on Friday added their signatures to a letter endorsing the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

The letter, which is signed by people who served in the administrations of both parties, comes after news broke that Trump had asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden — his possible opponent in the upcoming 2020 election.

Bishop Garrison, a former advisor in the Department of Homeland Security, is one of the signatories.

(SOUNDBITE) (English) BISHOP GARRISON, FORMER ADVISOR IN DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY UNDER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SAYING:"For us to understand or know whether or not actual unlawful conduct criminal conduct took place, the inquiry is absolutely necessary.

I felt compelled as an individual who's dedicated his adult life to serving and protecting this nation.

I felt it was necessary for me to join in those voices to ensure that this type of activity is not allowed to continue.

And justice is served by holding those guilty accountable." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BISHOP GARRISON, FORMER ADVISOR IN DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY UNDER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, SAYING:"I hope that that Congress will stay in session and they will do everything they can to, to enter this without prejudging or proposing any type of potential outcomes that they will look into it thoughtfully and give their honest and sincere effort." Friday's letter was also signed by former officials from the National Security Council, CIA, State Department, Justice Department, Department of Defense, Navy, and Marine Corps, among others.




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