Trump impeachment inquriy ist public hearing to begin next week

Added On November 8, 2019

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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced that the first open impeachment inquiry hearings into U.S. President Donald Trump's dealings with foreign governments will begin next week.   
World News has the details. 
Schiff said on Wednesday, in a tweet, that the committee will hear from, William Taylor, a top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, an expert on Ukraine and Russia who serves as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, on November 13. Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify on November 15. 
The announcement came after several weeks of closed-door depositions by former and current Trump administration officials amid escalating partisan battles.   
Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Schiff said, quote, "those open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves, to make their own determinations about the credibility of the witnesses."   
The impeachment inquiry was initiated late September after an anonymous whistleblower filed a complaint about Trump using a military aid to pressure Ukraine's government into investigating one of his top political rivals.   
Trump has denied any wrongdoing. The White House has called the impeachment inquiry as unfair and illegitimate.