- Congress is back: Congress returns from a two-week recess today and Democrats are set to accelerate their impeachment inquiry.
- Deadlines: Defense Secretary Mark Esper, acting director of Office of Management and Budget Russ Vought and Vice President Mike Pence face deadlines on subpoenas requesting documents today.
- Testimony: US State Department deputy assistant secretary George Kent is expected to be interviewed, according to a schedule obtained by CNN. Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN By Clare Foran, CNN By Kate Sullivan, Nikki Carvajal and Jeremy Diamond, CNN
- President Trump, after a relatively quite morning on Twitter, has taken to the platform on multiple different topics the past hour, including: Hunter and Joe Biden and pointing to median household income as a reason against his impeachment.11:37 a.m. ET, October 15, 2019
President Trump tweeted this morning that Hunter Biden “was really bad on @GMA” adding that “Now Sleepy Joe has real problems!” Hunter Bidensaid he used “poor judgment” in serving on the board of a Ukrainian gas company because it has become a political liability for his father. Trump compared the situation surrounding Hunter Biden to “Crooked Hillary and her 33,000 deleted Emails.”
“I did nothing wrong at all,” Biden said in an interview with ABC News recorded over the weekend at his home in Los Angeles and broadcast today. “However, was it poor judgment to be in the middle of something that is — it’s a swamp, in many ways? Yeah. … Did I do anything improper? No, not in any way. Not in any way whatsoever.”