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Whistleblower Complaint on Ukraine and Impeachment Inquiry

This page strives to serve as a compilation of official documents related to the whistleblower complaint and impeachment inquiry begun in September 2019. Each of the documents in the timeline has been captured in the Internet Archive.

Feel free to send suggested links for inclusion to me at k5smith@ucsd.edu .

Timeline of Documents: September 2019

9/2 Pence remarks on aid to Ukraine and corruption
9/3 Office of Legal Counsel opinion: "Urgent Concern" determination by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community
9/9 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Cipollone
9/9 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Pompeo re: request for documents
9/9 Letter from Bakaj to Congressional Intelligence Committees
9/9 Letter from Atkinson to House Intelligence Committee
9/10 Letter from Schiff to Maguire
9/13 Schiff issues subpoena for whistleblower complaint being unlawfully withheld by Acting DNI from Intelligence Committees
9/13 Letter from Schiff to Maguire re: subpoena
9/13 Letter from Klitenic to House Intelligence Committee and Senate Committee on Intelligence
9/17 Report from the Inspector General to House Intelligence Committee
9/17 Letter from Klitenic to House Intelligence Committee
9/18 Letter from Schiff to Maguire
9/19 House Intelligence Committee releases letters from Intelligence Community Inspector General
9/24 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Cipollone
9/24 Bakaj letter to Maguire re: notice of intent to contact Congressional Intelligence Committee
9/24 Schiff letter to Bakaj requesting voluntary interview
9/24 Schiff letter to Barr
9/24 Whistleblower counsel statement concerning release of whistleblower complaint
9/24 Whistleblower counsel statement concerning the Intelligence Community whistleblower
9/24 Memorandum opinion from S. Engel, for the General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
9/24 Letter from Bakaj to Maguire
9/24 Letter from Klitenic to Bakaj
9/24 Letter from Burr and Warner to Bakaj
9/24 Letter from Schiff to Bakaj
9/24 Statement by Maguire
9/24 Pelosi remarks announcing impeachment inquiry
9/25 Durbin, Menendez, Leahy respond to Trump falsehood on Ukraine
9/25 Letter from Bakaj to Maguire
9/25 Letter from Bakaj to Burr and Warner
9/25 Letter from Bakaj to Schiff
9/25 Letter from Schiff to Maguire
9/25 Statement by Maguire
9/25 Pelosi floor speech on resolution calling on administration to release whistleblower complaint to Congress
9/25 Joint statement from committee chairs on release of Ukraine call record
9/26 Maguire testimony re: whistleblower complaint (video)
9/26 Transcript / video of Trump remarks at private UN event about whistleblower (via Washington Post)
9/26 Chairmen warn president to stop attacking whistleblower and witnesses to his misconduct and to halt efforts to obstruct impeachment inquiry
9/27 Letter from Peters to Kerner
9/27 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Pompeo re: subpoena
9/27 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Pompeo re: depositions for Yovanovitch, Volker, Kent, Brechbuhl, and Sondland
9/27 Letter from E. Engle, Schiff, and Cummings to Brechbuhl re: request for voluntary deposition
9/28 Letter from Bakaj to Maguire
9/28 Letter from Bakaj to Congressional Intelligence Committees
9/29 Whistleblower counsel statement concerning Congressional contact
9/30 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Giuliani re: subpoena
9/30 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Parnas re: request for documents
9/30 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Fruman re: request for documents
9/30 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Kislin re: request for documents
9/30 Letter from Johnson, Grassley, and Lee to Atkinson re: whistleblower disclosure form
9/30 Intelligence Community Inspector General statement on processing of whistleblower complaints
9/30 Whistleblower counsel statements re: investigative process
9/30 Klitenic letter to Bakaj

Timeline of Documents: October 2019

10/1 Grassley statement regarding Intel Community whistleblowerGrassley statement regarding Intel Community whistleblower
10/1 E.Engel, Schiff, and Cummings letter to Sullivan re: Pompeo conflict of interest
10/1 Pompeo letter to E. Engel re: depositions (via Washington Post)
10/1 Menendez letter to Perry re: interactions with Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials
10/2 Memo and draft subpoena from Cummings, Schiff, and E. Engel re: compelling White House to produce documents
10/2 Three Chairs statement on State Department Inspector General briefing
10/2 Justice Department notice to federal judge, agreeing that Trump administration will not destroy records related to Trump conversations with foreign leaders (via BuzzFeed)
10/3 Jackson orders White House to preserve records of communications with foreign leaders (via Politico)
10/3 McCarthy letter to Pelosi seeking suspension of impeachment inquiry
10/3 Pelosi response to McCarthy letter
10/3 Menendez letter to Linick re: inquiry into State Department's decision to withhold aid to Ukraine
10/3 Volker opening statement for testimony before House committees (via BuzzFeed)
10/3 Schiff, Cummings, and E. Engel letter to members of House Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs Committees re: Volker testimony, with excerpts from Volker text messages
10/3 Dowd letter to Mitchell re: request for documents (released 10/7/19, via Washington Post)
10/4 Schiff statement on Intelligence Community Inspector General briefing
10/4 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Pence for Ukraine documents
10/4 Letter from Cummings, Schiff, and E. Engels to Mulvaney re: White House subpoena for key documents
10/6 Bakaj tweets confirmation that his team is representing "multiple whistleblowers"
10/6 Open letter to the American people from former national security officials supporting the Intelligence Community whistleblower, as published in the Wall Street Journal
10/7 Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings letter to Esper re: Pentagon subpoena for documents (with accompanying subpoena schedule)
10/7 Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings letter to Vought re: OMB subpoena for documents (with accompanying subpoena schedule)
10/8 Letter from Schiff, Cummings, and E. Engel to Sondland re: subpoena for testimony and documents (with accompanying subpoena schedule)
10/8 Pelosi's "Dear Colleague on commitment to upholding Constitution and For the People legislative priorities"
10/8 White House: Statement from the Press Secretary
10/8 Cipollone letter to Pelosi, Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings re: White House refusal to cooperate with inquiry
10/8 Pelosi statement on Trump Administration refusal to comply with House subpoenas
10/8 Three Chairs issue statement on White House blocking Ambassador Sondland testimony and documents
10/8 Letter from Bakaj to Burr and Warner re: in-person meeting with whistleblower
10/8 Letter from Bakaj to Schiff and Nunes re: in-person meeting with whistleblower
10/9 Whistleblower counsel statement concerning alleged "bias"
10/9 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Democratic members' letter to Risch re: request to convent hearings
10/9 Harris, Blumenthal letter to cabinet officials re: request for cooperation with investigation, preservation of evidence, protection of whistleblowers, and independence of Inspectors General
10/9 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff and Cummings to Hill re: deposition (via Axios)
10/10 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Perry re: subpoena for documents (with accompanying subpoena schedule)
10/10 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Cummings to Dowd: re subpoenas for Parnas and Fruman (with accompanying subpoena schedules for Parnas and Fruman)
10/10 Parnas and Fruman charged with conspiring to violate straw and foriegn donor bans (with attached indictment)Parnas and Fruman charged with conspiring to violate straw and foriegn donor bans (with attached indictment)
10/11 Letter from Burr and Warner to whistleblower counsel re: in-person meeting with whistleblower
10/11 Pelosi "Dear Colleague on victory for the rule of law and Constitution"
10/11 Yovanovich opening statement for testimony to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via Washington Post)
10/11 Three Chairs statement on interview of Ambassador Yovanovich
10/11 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Duffey re: request for voluntary deposition
10/11 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Cummings to Vought re: request for voluntary deposition
10/13 Letter from Wolosky to Purpura and Philbin re: Hill's testimony (via Axios)
10/14 Letter from Purpura to Wolosky re: Hill's testimony (via Axios)
10/15 Letter from Morgan to Cummings, E. Engel, and Schiff re: Pence request for documents
10/15 Pelosi remarks on next steps in impeachment inquiry
10/16 Peters letter to Ferriero re: retention/disposal of presidential records
10/17 Opening statement of Sondland to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via CNN)
10/17 Press briefing by Mulvaney  (see also, video)
10/17 Post-briefing statement by Mulvaney (via New York Times)
10/17 Peters letter to Cipollone re: reported misuse of White House classified systems for presidential conversations with foreign leaders
10/18 Burnison letter to Schiff, E. Engle, and Maloney re: Perry subpoena
10/21 Pelosi "fact sheet" on impeachment
10/22 Opening statement of Taylor to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via Washington Post)
10/22 Letter from Horowitz and Lerner to S. Engel re: CIGIE response to OLC opinion on whistleblower complaint
10/22 Norquist letter to Levin warning L. Cooper to not cooperate with impeachment inquiry (via New York Times)
10/22 Schiff issues subpoena to L. Cooper for deposition
10/23 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Maloney to Sullivan re: release of key documents
10/24 Graham introduces S.Res.378: "sense of the Senate" on impeachment process
10/25 Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community statement on CIGIE letter
10/25 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Maloney to Duffey re: subpoena to appear
10/25 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Maloney to Vought re: subpoena to appear
10/25 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Maloney to Brechbuhl re: subpoena to appear
10/25 Howell rules impeachment inquiry legal, orders Justice Department to release certain redacted grand jury materials from Mueller report by October 30
10/25 Christopher Cooper grants American Oversight motion for preliminary injunction to compel the release of State Department records related to President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine (via American Oversight)
10/26 Press release: Three chairs respond to White House obstruction to prevent Kupperman from testifying in impeachment inquiry
10/26 Letter from Schiff, E. Engel, and Maloney to Kirk and Charles Cooper re: Kupperman lawsuit
10/28 Pelosi "Dear Colleague on Next Steps in House's Ongoing Impeachment Inquiry"
10/29 Opening statement of Vindman to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via Politico)
10/29 House impeachment process resolution (H.Res.660) introduced
10/29 Statement from the Press Secretary re: impeachment resolution
10/29 Four chairs statement on resolution for open hearings on Trump's abuse of power
10/29 Chart of impeachment inquiry protections for the president, Nixon/Clinton/Trump
10/30 Opening statement of Croft to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via NPR)
10/30 Opening statement of Anderson to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs,and Oversight (via NPR)
10/30 Joint status report re: American Oversight lawsuit; State Department agrees to release multiple categories of Ukraine-related records to American Oversight by November 22, 2019 (via American Oversight)
10/30 House impeachment process report (H.Rept. 116-266)
10/31 Opening statement of Morrison to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via CBS News)
10/31 Statement from the Press Secretary re: vote on impeachment resolution
10/31 Pelosi floor speech in support of resolution for open hearings on Trump's abuse of power
10/31 Whistleblower counsel statement on speculation of whistleblower identity

Timeline of Documents: November 2019

11/1 S. Engel opinion for the Office of Legal Counsel: "Exclusion of agency counsel from Congressional depositions in the impeachment context"
11/2 Pelosi "Dear Colleague on legislating for the people in the new phase of the impeachment inquiry"
11/4 Deposition transcript with key excerpts for Yovanovitch and transcript with key excerpts for McKinley released by House committees
11/5 Deposition transcript (with appended supplemental declaration) with key excerpts for Sondland and transcript with key excerpts for Volker released by House committees
11/5 All additional Volker text messages received by the committees, along with key excerpts, released by House committees
11/5 Letter from E. Engel, Schiff, and Maloney to Mulvaney re: request for deposition; with related document, "Committee depositions in the House of Representatives: longstanding republican and democratic practice of excluding agency counsel"
11/6 Whistleblower counsel statement concerning the suspected identity of the whistleblower
11/6 Deposition transcript for Taylor, along with key excerpts, released by House committees
11/6 Press release: House Intelligence Committee Announces First Week of Open Hearings with William Taylor, George Kent, and Marie Yovanovitch
11/6 Letter from Schiff to Nunes requesting proposed witness list from minority
11/6 Letter from Bakaj to Nunes re: whistleblower written testimony
11/7 Letter from Bakaj to Cipollone re: cease and desist in Trump's calling for public disclosure of whistleblower identity
11/7 Deposition transcript for Kent, along with key excerpts, released by House committees
11/8 Deposition transcript with key excerpts for Vindman and transcript with key excerpts for Hill released by House committees
11/8 Letter from Harris, Whitehouse, and Blumenthal to Barr re: Trump request for news conference about his call with Zelensky
11/8 House Foreign Affairs Committee released (via tweet) redacted emails between State Department and committee re: Yovanovitch testimony
11/9 Letter from Nunes to Schiff with minority witness requests
11/11 Deposition transcript for Cooper, with key excerpts; transcript for Croft, with key excerpts; and transcript for Anderson, with key excerpts, released by House committees
11/12 Schiff memo to House Intelligence Committee members re: procedures for impeachment inquiry hearings
11/12 House GOP memo to Republican members of the Intelligence, Oversight, and Foreign Affairs Committees, outlining their defense of Trump (via CNN)
11/13 Video of first public hearing, Taylor and Kent testimony (with transcript, via C-SPAN; transcript also available via Washington Post)
11/13 Opening statement for first public hearing from Schiff and Nunes
11/13 Opening statement for first public hearing from Taylor (via NPR) and Kent
11/15 White House releases memo documenting first Trump-Zelensky phone call (via NPR)
11/15 Video of second public hearing, Yovanovitch testimony (with transcript, via C-SPAN)
11/15 Opening statement for second public hearing from Schiff and Nunes
11/15 Opening statement for second public hearing from    Yovanovitch
11/15 Trump tweet against Yovanovitch during her testimony
11/15 Opening statement of Holmes to House Committees on Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight (via CNN)
11/16 Deposition transcript for Morrison, with key excerpts, and transcript for Williams, with key excerpts, released by House committees

Timeline Documents: List of Names/Positions Held

Anderson, Christopher Former Advisor to U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations
Atkinson, Michael Inspector General of the Intelligence Community
Bakaj, Andrew Attorney representing the whistleblower
Barr, William Attorney General
Blumenthal, Richard U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Brechbuhl, T. Ulrich Counselor of the Department, U.S. Department of State
Burnison, Melissa Assistant Secretary of Energy, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs
Burr, Richard Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Cipollone, Pat White House Counsel
Cooper, Charles Attorney representing Charles Kupperman
Cooper, Christopher U.S. District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia
Cooper, Laura Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, Department of Defense
Croft, Catherine Special Advisor for Ukraine, Department of State
Cummings, Elijah Chair, House Committee on Oversight and Reform
Dowd, John Attorney representing Igor Fruman and Lev Parnas; former personal attorney to Donald Trump
Duffey, Michael Associate Director for National Security Programs, Office of Management and Budget
Durbin, Richard U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Appropriations Committee and Co-Chair, Senate Ukraine Caucus
Engel, Eliot Chair, House Foreign Affairs Committee
Engel, Steven Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel
Esper, Mark Secretary, Department of Defense
Ferriero, David Archivist of the United States
Fruman, Igor Associate of Rudy Giuliani
Giuliani, Rudy Personal Attorney for Donald Trump
Graham, Lindsey U.S. Senator; Chair, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Grassley, Chuck U.S. Senator; Chair, Committee on Finance and Chair, Whistleblower Protection Caucus
Harris, Kamala U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Hill, Fiona Director of Russian and European Affairs, National Security Council (April 2017-Aug. 2019)
Holmes, David Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine
Horowitz, Michael Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE); Inspector General, Department of Justice
Howell, Beryl Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Hoyer, Steny House Majority Leader
Jackson, Amy Berman U.S. District Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Johnson, Ron U.S. Senator; Chair, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Kent, George Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, Dept. of State
Kerner, Henry Special Counsel, U.S. Office of Special Counsel
Kirk, Michael Attorney representing Charles Kupperman
Kislin, Semyon Associate of Rudy Giuliani
Klitenic, Jason General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Kupperman, Charles Former Deputy National Security Advisor
Leahy, Patrick U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Appropriations Committee
Lee, Mike U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
Lerner, Allison Vice Chair, Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE); Inspector General, National Science Foundation
Levin, Daniel Attorney representing Laura Cooper
Linick, Steve State Department Inspector General
Lutsenko, Yuriy Prosecutor General of Ukraine (May 2016-Aug. 2019)
Maguire, Joseph Acting Director of National Intelligence
Maloney, Carolyn Acting Chair, House Committee on Oversight and Reform (assumed position after death of Rep. Cummings)
McCarthy, Kevin House Minority Leader
McKinley, Michael Former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State
Menendez, Robert U.S. Senator; Ranking Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Mitchell, Nicolas Investigation Counsel, House Select Committee on Intelligence
Morgan, Matthew Counsel to the Vice President
Morrison, Timothy Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, National Security Council
Mulvaney, Mick White House Acting Chief of Staff
Norquist, David Deputy Secretary of Defense
Nunes, Devin U.S. Senator; Ranking Member, House Select Committee on Intelligence
Parnas, Lev Associate of Rudy Giuliani
Pelosi, Nancy Speaker of the House of Representatives
Pence, Mike Vice President of the United States
Perry, Rick Secretary of Energy
Peters, Gary Ranking Member, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Philbin, Patrick Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President
Pompeo, Mike Secretary of State
Portman, Rob U.S. Senator; Co-Chair of Senate Ukraine Caucus
Purpura, Michael Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel to the President
Risch, Jim U.S. Senator; Chair, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Schiff, Adam Chair, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Shaheen, Jeanne U.S. Senator; Ranking Member, Subcommittee on European Affairs
Sondland, Gordon U.S. Ambassador to the European Union
Sullivan, John Deputy Secretary of State
Taylor, William Chargé d’Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
Trump, Donald President of the United States
Vindman, Alexander National Security Council, Director for European Affairs
Volker, Kurt U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations (July 2017-Sept. 2019)
Vought, Russell Acting Director, Office of Management and Budget
Warner, Mark Vice Chair, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence
Whitehouse, Sheldon U.S. Senator; Member, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
Williams, Jennifer Special Advisor for Europe and Russia, Office of the Vice President
Wolosky, Lee Attorney representing Fiona Hill
Yovanovitch, Marie "Masha" U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (Aug. 2016-May 2019)
Zelensky, Volodymyr President of Ukraine

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