During a press conference on Friday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) made a surprising admission: that there is apparently new evidence against President Donald Trump and that more evidence will continue to come out. Moments later, Barrasso seemed to dismiss the new evidence.
Barrasso was asked about the newly-released recording from ABC that apparently shows Trump plotting to remove the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, saying, “Get her out tomorrow. I don’t care. Get her out tomorrow. Take her out. Okay? Do it.”
The Wyoming lawmaker said, “There will be new evidence every day. There will be something new that comes out every day.”
He then seemed to try to bash the House’s impeachment efforts, saying, “The House has said, ‘We’re going to continue to investigate these things.’ House members have said, ‘We may bring additional articles of impeachment’.”
Barrasso added, “There’s nothing to stop the House from continuing along that line but when the House managers say, ‘The evidence is overwhelming, it’s a rock-solid case and a mountain of evidence.’ When they say all those three things, I don’t believe that there are any Democrats who need additional information to make a decision on how they’re going to vote and I can’t imagine there are many Republicans in the same situation either.”
Here’s a clip of his remarks:
The new recording of Trump apparently demanding the removal of Yovanovitch is only the latest piece of evidence to become public since the impeachment trial has moved to the Senate. Last week, the House Intelligence Committee released documents apparently showing Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas texting with a man who was tracking Yovanovtich’s movements.
A few days later, the House released documents showing previously undisclosed conversations between Parnas and a top aide for Congressman Devin Nunes — who was the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee investigating Trump.