Watch: Day 1 of Trump impeachment inquiry public hearings (FULL LIVE STREAM)
Watch live coverage and analysis from the Washington Post beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET as the first public hearings of the Trump impeachment inquiry begin in the House. William B. Taylor Jr., the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state responsible for Ukraine will testify. Washington Post reporter Libby Casey will host, with guests Shane Harris and Amber Phillips.
Democrats believe that Taylor, the lead witness, will provide compelling evidence as they build a public case for impeaching Trump. In a transcript of his closed-door testimony released last week, Taylor details how Trump’s associates, including his attorney Rudolph W. Giuliani and the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, tried to pressure Ukraine into investigations into former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, and his son Hunter.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), will lead this week’s public hearings, a decision many Republicans have denounced. Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine who was abruptly forced out, will testify on Friday. Read more: https://wapo.st/2NIzj2T. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: https://wapo.st/2QOdcqK