Thursday's lunch comes while the House Intelligence Committee hears testimony from Fiona Hill, a former White House official, and diplomat David Holmes, in the final scheduled day of public testimony.
The hearings last Wednesday and Friday saw veteran U.S. diplomats support allegations that Trump pressured the Ukraine government to help him find political dirt on rival Democrats and former vice president Joe Biden, who could face Trump in next year's presidential reelection. During the 30-minute conversation, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate potential political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who previously sat on the board of a Ukrainian natural gas company while his father served as vice president of the United States.
One of the biggest bombshells from the past week of public hearings was Gordon Sondland's confirmation of a quid pro quo agreement.
He also asserted that leadership in the State Department, the National Security Council and the White House were all well aware of what was going on with Ukraine. Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, appeared before the House panel for an hourslong testimony Wednesday.
The ABC/Ipsos poll showed a portion of Americans who locked in their thoughts even before the hearings came into play: 32% say they made up their minds before news on Trump and Ukraine even emerged.
"A lot of friends of mine want it and a lot of people that Chuck and Nancy know want it", Trump said with the Democratic leaders of the House and Senate, Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi.
"You have repeatedly prevented Republicans from fully and fairly examining issues central to the Democrats" "impeachment inquiry, '" the lawmakers told Schiff in the letter.