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Public hears impeachment testimony

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/13/19, 12:30 pm

WASHINGTON—As the U.S. House of Representatives’ televised impeachment hearings kicked off Wednesday morning, Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., called them “nothing less than an impeachment process in search of a crime.” Acting U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent are the first witnesses to testify in front of TV cameras. Both have already answered questions behind closed doors.

What do lawmakers expect to learn from the hearings? Democrats said the American people will hear for themselves evidence that President Donald Trump leveraged military aid to Ukraine for political favors. But defenders of the president pointed out that no witnesses have openly accused the president of proposing a quid pro quo. GOP representatives have submitted a list of witnesses they would like to question, but Democrats have the final say on who testifies, and it’s unclear if they’ll accept any of the names on that list.

Dig deeper: Watch the hearings on C-SPAN.

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Harvest Prude

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

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  • OldMike
    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 03:39 pm

    I’m wondering if there will be a fortunate (from Conservatives’ point of view) side effect of the impeachment farce:

    The politically non compos mentis among the Nation’s lefties—yes, that would include most on the left—having experienced great euphoria at the start of impeachment proceedings, will find to their intense disappointment that President Trump will retain his Office. And in a huge collective funk they will view the “evil rich Republicans” who thwarted them as all powerful, unstoppable, and will not even bother to get out and vote come next November. 

    [insert multiple smiley faces here] 

    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 06:57 pm

    "Democrats have the final say on who testifies, and it’s unclear if they’ll accept any of the names on that list."

    When did our court system become one-sided? 

  • SamIamHis
    Posted: Wed, 11/13/2019 08:55 pm

    Sadly, an impeachment hearing is totally in the hands of the democrat ruled House of Representatives and no rules of a courtroom need apply.  They set the standards for what "crime" the President is being accused of and control who will testify.  They have given President Trump little in the way of rights, not even that afforded a common criminal.  They are running these hearings hoping to come up with the eventual articles of impeachment needed for this farce.  I pray the public pays close attention to the nature of these hearings. May they see the determination of the left and the unelected Washington bureaucrats to take down a sitting president at any cost and recognize that this coup was in place from the moment he took office.  Their behavior is treasonous and devoid of any constitutional standing.