PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Jim Himes and Leading Experts to Discuss Impact of Revelations in Trump Impeachment Hearings to U.S. National Security

Washington, D.C. — After two weeks of public testimony in the House impeachment inquiry, it is clearer than ever that President Donald Trump abused his power to bribe and extort the Ukrainian government into investigating a political rival. Aside from being an impeachable offense, Trump’s misuse of American foreign policy has also inflicted tremendous damage on U.S. national security interests and the nation’s standing in the world.

On Monday, November 25 at 1:15 p.m. ET, Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) and leading national security experts at the Center for American Progress, National Security Action, and Third Way will host a news conference call to discuss the broader implications of the testimony so far in the impeachment hearings and how the actions at the center of this saga have left the United States more vulnerable.

WHO:

Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT), Chair, Strategic Technologies and Advanced Research Subcommittee of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Member, House Financial Services Committee; Chair Emeritus, New Democrat Coalition

Jeff Prescott, Executive Director, National Security Action; former Special Assistant to President Obama for National Security Affairs; Senior Director for the Middle East, National Security Council; Deputy National Security Adviser and Senior Asia Adviser to Vice President Biden

Kelly Magsamen, Vice President for National Security and International Policy, Center for American Progress; former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Strategic Planning, National Security Council

Mieke Eoyang, Vice President for the National Security Program, Third Way; former Defense Policy Adviser to Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA); Subcommittee Staff Director, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee

WHEN:

Monday, November 25 at 1:15 p.m. ET

CALL-IN INFORMATION:

Members of the media may RSVP to Allison Preiss at  or Ned Price at . Call-in details available upon RSVP.