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Sunday shows – Second whistleblower grabs spotlight

Confirmation on Sunday that a legal firm is representing another whistleblower in connection with a formal complaint about President Trump‘s alleged interactions with Ukraine dominated the political talk shows.

Guests also discussed Trump’s request that China investigate the Bidens and the latest developments in the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.

Read The Hill’s complete coverage below.

Attorney says he’s representing second Trump whistleblower from intel community
By JUSTIN WISE
 
Attorney Andrew P. Bakaj on Sunday confirmed that his firm is representing another whistleblower in connection to a formal complaint about President Trump’s alleged interactions with Ukraine.
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Jordan refuses to say whether Trump asking China for investigation was appropriate
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Sunday repeatedly refused to say whether he believed it was inappropriate for President Trump to call for Chinese authorities to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter. 
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Top Senate Republican: ‘I doubt the China comment was serious’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) on Sunday expressed skepticism President Trump was “serious” when he called for the Chinese government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
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House Democrat: Impeachment inquiry ‘likely to stay narrowly focused’
By ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) said Sunday that the House’s impeachment inquiry would likely be “narrowly focused” on allegations President Trump withhold military aid to Ukraine to force an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden.
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Top House Democrat: ‘We have Trump appointees who are clearly unnerved by the lawlessness of this president’
By ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that moves by the intelligence community’s inspector general and the CIA’s general counsel indicate President Trump’s own appointees are “unnerved by the lawlessness” of the Trump administration.
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Intelligence Committee Democrat: Trump ‘dangerously abused his oath of office’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) said on Sunday that President Trump has “dangerously abused his oath of office.”
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Murphy says voters want Congress to focus on facts, not ‘loyalty to the cult of Donald Trump’
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Sen. Chris Murphy (D- Conn.) said he thinks American voters will ask Congress to focus on facts when it comes to the impeachment investigation rather than adhere to “their loyalty to the cult of Donald Trump.” 
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Democrats are ‘giddy over’ impeachment inquiry, Republican says
By JUSTINE COLEMAN 
 
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said on Sunday that Democrats are “giddy over” the impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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Chuck Todd calls out GOP senator for promoting ‘Fox News conspiracy theory’
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
NBC’s “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd called out Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) for responding to a question with a “Fox News conspiracy” during a heated interview on Sunday.
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Trump’s GOP challengers split on impeachment vote
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Two Republicans challenging President Trump in longshot primary campaigns are split on whether he should be impeached over allegations of soliciting foreign interference in the 2020 election. 

Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Trump’s public actions a lone are impeachable, but fellow primary challenger Former Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.) said on the same show that such a decision can’t be made until the House completes a formal inquiry. 

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Sanford: ‘I don’t know’ if I would vote for Trump in 2020
By REBECCA KLAR 
 
Former South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford, a Republican challenging President Trump in a longshot primary campaign, said on Sunday that he isn’t sure if he would still consider voting for Trump in 2020, despite allegations that the president solicited foreign interference to benefit him politically.  
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Klobuchar says she wouldn’t let VP’s child sit on foreign board
By REBECCA KLAR
 
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), a White House hopeful, said Sunday she would not let her vice president’s child sit on a foreign board. 

The comment comes as President Trump pushes an attack on leading 2020 candidate former Vice President Joe Biden centered on Biden’s son sitting on a gas company’s board in Ukraine. 

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Scott Walker calls Biden, Warren ‘wannabe socialists’
By RACHEL FRAZIN 
 
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) called Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren “wannabe socialists” in an interview that aired Sunday. 
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