Adam Schiff Announces Public Hearings For Impeachment Inquiry Starting Next Wed. & Fri.
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Today, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, who is overseeing the impeachment inquiry, told reporters that an impeachment case is building against President Trump. Chairman Schiff said, “We are getting an increasing appreciation for just what took place during the course of the last year, and the degree to which the president enlisted whole departments of government in the illicit aim to get Ukraine to dig up dirt on a political opponent.”
Congressional Democrats have announced the first public hearings of three key witnesses will take begin next week in an inquiry that may seek to remove President Donald Trump from office. The Capitol Hill hearings will be broadcast live, with both Democratic and Republican lawmakers questioning witnesses. It will begin with testimony from Ambassador William (Bill) Taylor and Ambassador George P. Kent on Wednesday and Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Friday. These open hearings will be an opportunity for the American people to evaluate the witnesses for themselves, to determine the credibility of these witnesses, and to learn first hand about the facts of president’s misconducts.
Ambassador William (Bill) Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, raised alarms in internal messages about holding up U.S. military aid. Taylor testified last month that he was told that U.S. security military aid to Ukraine was contingent on Kiev putting out a statement that they were investigating the Bidens and the 2016 election. His statement was buttressed on Tuesday by ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland, who testified that he personally told a top Ukrainian official the aid was likely contingent on a public statement about investigating corruption. To read the complete transcript of deposition of William B. Taylor, please click HERE.
Ambassador George P. Kent, top State Department official for Ukraine, testified that he was out of the look on alleged pressure campaign. He also said he raised warnings about Hunter Biden‘s work for Ukrainian gas firm.
Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, was pushed out of her post after a campaign to undermine her by Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Yavanovitch testified in private that she was never told why she was removed from her post.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters after the House announced public hearings in the impeachment inquiry of Trump, in the video published on Nov. 5, 2019, starting at 3:54 in “Watch live: Schiff announces public hearings in impeachment inquiry“, below:
After more White House officials refused subpoenas to testify in the impeachment inquiry, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said these obstacles are “not going to delay our work.” He accused Republicans of shifting their reasons for opposing the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. On the same day, the impeachment committees released the first transcripts from the closed-door impeachment hearings, in the video published on Nov. 4, 2019, “Democrat leading impeachment inquiry says witness no-shows “not going to delay our work“, below:
With regard to the same event on Nov. 4, 2019, covered by Washington Post: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) speaks to reporters after House investigators released two transcripts of closed-door depositions taken as part of the impeachment inquiry. Records of the Oct. 11 testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and the Oct. 16 testimony of P. Michael McKinley, a former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, were made public. These releases came as four White House officials, including John Eisenberg, a lawyer central to the Ukraine controversy, defied subpoenas to testify, in the video published on Nov. 4, 2019, starting at 23:30 in “Watch live: Schiff speaks to reporters after House investigators release first deposition transcript“, below:
Similarly, here, covered by PBS News Hour, Rep. Adam Schiff said House committees involved in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump plan to release deposition transcripts in an orderly way. Schiff spoke to reporters Nov. 4 after the committees released two transcripts of testimonies given behind closed doors by former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and Michael McKinley, the former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in the video published on Nov.4, 2019, in “WATCH: House Intel chair Schiff speaks after release of impeachment inquiry testimony“, below:
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