Donald Trump Impeachment Public Inquiry Hearings Begin

LAGOS NOVEMBER 12TH (NEWSRANGERS)-The first public hearings in the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Trump’s requests for Ukraine to investigate his political rivals begin Wednesday in Washington, D.C., with William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, scheduled to testify in an open session at 10 a.m. ET.

Ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify Friday. Yahoo News will be providing a live, uninterrupted video stream of the hearings in the video player  as well as instant analysis from  reporters on Capitol Hill, at the White House and elsewhere in the live blog below.

A House official working on the impeachment inquiry confirmed that Bill Taylor and George Kent were subpoenaed to publicly testify today.

“The House Intelligence Committee issued subpoenas this morning to Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent prior to the public hearing,” the official said.

Some White House staffers have chosen to defy congressional subpoenas, but several administration officials — including Taylor and Kent — have testified after receiving them, despite Trump’s resistance.

And both witnesses have now arrived on Capitol Hill for their public testimony, which is scheduled to begin in about 20 minutes.

This morning’s hearing will take place in Room 1100 of the Longworth House office building, which previously served as the temporary House chamber while the main chamber was undergoing reconstruction in 1949 and 1950.

Report from Yahoo News and TheGuardian

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