WATCH: Rep. Adam Schiff’s full opening statement in Yovanovitch hearing | Trump impeachment hearings
Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chair, said, "the question before us is not whether Donald Trump could recall an American ambassador with a stellar reputation for fighting corruption in Ukraine, but why would he want to? Why did Rudy Giuliani want her gone, and why did Donald Trump?” Schiff spoke ahead of testimony from Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, on Nov. 15, the second day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The impeachment probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Yovanovitch has testified that she was forced out of her position after Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, engineered a smear campaign against her.
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