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Diplomats describe Ukraine buzz at White House

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/14/19, 11:56 am

WASHINGTON—With the first public impeachment hearing completed, House Democrats and Republicans are fighting to win over a polarized American public to their interpretation of events.

What did we learn from Wednesday’s hearing? Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent described President Donald Trump’s attempts to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Taylor testified that a staff member told him about overhearing a phone call between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland in which the president asked about the “investigations.” Republicans pointed out that the diplomats relied on secondhand accounts of Trump’s July 25 phone call that ignited the impeachment investigation and this latest phone call. Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify next on Friday.

Dig deeper: Watch Wednesday’s hearing on C-SPAN.

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Harvest Prude

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

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  • JerryM
    Posted: Thu, 11/14/2019 04:56 pm

    This is all seems to be wasted time and effort, except for the Democrats to spin their way back into power.

  • Cyborg3's picture
    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 02:42 am

    This is a joke that some lower level bureaucrat can dictate to the president what is appropriate when all he heard was hearsay! Notice how he wouldn't even describe how the offense is even impeachable!  The impeachment is based on nothing and the Democrats are looking for a crime that doesn't exist! The President is given no due process that even a common criminal is allowed. The Republicans were only allowed to ask questions if Schiff agreed to it.  At this point no amount of corruption by the Democrats would surprise me! The greatest threat to America is the Democrats! 

    Posted: Fri, 11/15/2019 03:32 pm

    Totally agree.