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Democrats air testimony from closed hearings

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/05/19, 01:00 pm

WASHINGTON—Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers she felt like President Donald Trump’s allies led a smear campaign against her to get her ousted from her post. House Democrats participating in closed-door impeachment hearings released her testimony on Monday along with that of Michael McKinley, a former adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. McKinley said he resigned because “domestic politics [were] being injected into the work of foreign affairs” in Ukraine.

How much information is available? So far, House committees have released 15 hours of testimony and 473 pages of interview notes from the impeachment hearings. They plan to publish more on Tuesday. The people interviewed all had some knowledge of Trump’s policy toward Ukraine, which the president is accused of manipulating for political gain. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said the testimony did not bolster the case for impeachment because the witnesses “had not much to do with the underlying issue.”

Dig deeper: Read the transcripts of Yovanovitch’s and McKinley’s testimonies.


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Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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  •  Peter Allen's picture
    Peter Allen
    Posted: Wed, 11/06/2019 06:05 pm

    I not like Trump.  However what is going on here is a coup attempt.  With the election so close, let us decide in the voting booth Dems!   But the radicals do not want us to have the oportunity, and continue to put forward Democratic candidates that are more to be feared than another Trump term.  I am truly concerned for the future of the U. S.  The current situation with socialists gaining power reminds me of the Gulag Archipelago.  A book of historical terror that everyone should read.  The book that brought down the Soviet Union.  There are currently too many paralels.  

  • news2me
    Posted: Thu, 11/07/2019 07:01 pm

    What will happen if Trump is re-elected? 

    Will the heads of all the people with Trump Derangement Syndrome heads explode?

    I have to make jokes because Pelosi is from a Mafia family. They have to be in control.

    California and NYC want to be in control of the U.S. The rest of us are only thinking of ourselves when we don't vote for who Pelosi wants us to vote for. 

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