Democrats to Hold First Open Hearings in Impeachment Inquiry

The Head of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, on Wednesday said that Democrats will hold the first open hearings in Congress next week as part of the impeachment inquiry against US President Donald Trump.

Schiff stated that three key officials would testify in an open forum.

The interim ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, On November 13, will be questioned and on November 15 the committee will publicly depose Marie Yovanovitch.

Yovanovitch is the former ambassador to Kiev, who was pushed out by Trump. George Kent, a diplomat, will also testify.

The impeachment inquiry is focused on whether Trump and his agents pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open a probe into Joe Biden – the president’s political rival- in return for military aid.

Democrats accuse the president of abusing power for personal gain, alleging he was seeking dirt on Biden to give his own political campaign a boost.

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