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Open impeachment hearings scheduled

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/07/19, 12:02 pm

WASHINGTON—Three diplomats will testify publicly before House panels on Capitol Hill next week. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., announced plans to begin open hearings on Wednesday in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Who are the witnesses? Acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia George Kent will testify on Wednesday. Taylor previously said the president withheld military aid from Ukraine until the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. He and others have accused Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani of circumventing designated officials on Ukraine. Taylor said he has not heard the president say there was a “quid pro quo.” Former U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify next Friday.

Dig deeper: Read my report in The Sift about the testimony of U.S. diplomats and officials during closed-door hearings.

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Harvest Prude

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

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Thu, 11/07/2019 02:13 pm

    Still a big nothing. 

    While I believe President Trump has acted or spoken inappropriately—maybe even improperly—on many occasions, I can’t see anything that is anywhere close to impeachment territory. 

    This impeachment/coup is still anger from the political establishment—and I’m including quite a few “Republicans” in my list of the guilty—at a total outsider tearing into the insidious games our so-called representatives in D.C. have played for years. 

    The Will of the People has been nothing but a fiction with a very large number of our politicians for TOO LONG. 

    Term Limits would be a real possible start to solving some of this Nation’s ills. 

    Posted: Thu, 11/07/2019 07:14 pm

     Democrats Rigged Impeachment Circus

    "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insists the impeachment procedures adopted last Thursday are "the fairest possible." Don't believe it.

    In truth, a provision slyly added at the last minute is all but certain to deprive President Donald Trump of the ability to defend himself. Expect a one-sided propaganda circus with Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., acting as ringmaster.

    Democrats are boasting about the "impeachment inquiry protections" offered to Trump, claiming they're the same as the rules devised for President Richard Nixon and President Bill Clinton. But that's a baldfaced lie. Section F, quietly devised by Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., stipulates that unless the president surrenders executive privilege -- a power even the Supreme Court has ruled is vital to his office -- he and his lawyers will be denied any ability to call or question witnesses."

  •  Xion's picture
    Posted: Tue, 11/12/2019 12:05 am

    "Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.”

          ~ Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police