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Trump Impeachment Probe Goes Public

Headline Roundup November 13th, 2019

The House Intelligence Committee begins open hearings Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Two diplomats, George Kent and William Taylor, are set to testify.

Republicans say the case is hearsay because neither Kent, Taylor or others Congress has heard from spoke directly with Trump regarding his intentions in the now-infamous July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats argue that Trump has abused the presidential office, and that Congress has no choice but to consider impeachment.

Trump Impeachment Probe Goes Public

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US House, impeachment hearings

The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will reach a critical juncture on Wednesday when lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new phase that could determine the fate of his tumultuous presidency.

Democrats leading the U.S. House of Representatives probe have summoned three U.S. diplomats - all of whom have previously expressed alarm in closed-door testimony about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine - to detail their concerns under the glare of wall-to-wall news coverage this week. The public hearings are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday.

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From the Left
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President Trump lashed out at Democrats, contending the deck is stacked against him, hours before a historic, nationally televised impeachment hearing was set to begin Wednesday before the House Intelligence Committee.

The first open hearing in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry, scheduled for 10 a.m., will feature testimony from William B. Taylor Jr., the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.

Democrats see both diplomats as key to building their case in the inquiry, which was prompted by a complaint from...

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US House, impeachment hearings

The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open.

When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing on Wednesday, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and consider whether they are, in fact, impeachable offenses.

It's a remarkable moment, even for a White House full of them.

All on TV, committee leaders will set the stage, then comes the main feature: Two seasoned...

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