As House Democrats announced Wednesday they would subpoena documents from the White House about President Donald Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, Trump gave a defiant press conference denouncing the criticisms of his actions as a “hoax.” Meanwhile, the inspector general of the State Department — an independent watchdog separate from the agency — headed to Capitol Hill to brief lawmakers on an "urgent" matter pertaining to Ukraine, even as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to send his staff to be interviewed by Democrats investigating the matter. So far, no Republicans in Congress support the impeachment inquiry. A former Republican, Rep. Justin Amash, does.

Jim Braude was joined by Amy Carnevale, a member of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee and a Trump delegate to the 2016 Republican National Convention, and Glenn Carle, a former CIA officer.