Impeachment inquiry: More witnesses to testify on Trump

Televised hearings enter second week, with more witnesses due to give evidence on Trump’s handling of Ukraine affair. Washington is preparing for another week of high-profile hearings at the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump. Eight key witnesses are due to give evidence on the impeachment inquiry. Trump is accused of having withheld aid to his Ukrainian counterpart because he wanted to bring down his political rival Joe Biden. Meanwhile, Trump has continued attacking the inquiry on Twitter. Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports from Washington, DC.

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Former US Ambassador Yovanovitch testifies in impeachment inquiry

Marie Yovanovitch, who was recalled by Trump, appears for second public hearing of impeachment inquiry. Washington, DC – The former US ambassador who was recalled by Donald Trump is testifying in a public hearing on Friday as part of the impeachment inquiry of the US president. Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, is expected to tell the House Intelligence Committee in open session that she became the target of a political smear campaign by Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and was recalled by Trump. Democrats in the House of…

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Trump impeachment inquiry public hearings: All the latest updates

House Intelligence Committee holds first public hearing as impeachment inquiry marks new phase. The impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump entered uncharted territory on Wednesday with the first public hearing of the probe. William Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, are testifying in a televised hearing. The inquiry is centred on a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in which the US leader asked his Ukrainian counterpart to open an investigation…

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Public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry to begin next week

House Intel Committee Chair Adam Schiff says three State Department officials will be the first to testify publicly. House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump‘s dealings with Ukraine will begin public hearings next week, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said on Wednesday. The hearings will mark a new, and potentially significant, phase of the impeachment inquiry, which Democrats launched in September. While a House panel has been hearing testimonies in closed-door sessions from several officials in recent weeks, this will be the first time the entirety of…

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Trump impeachment inquiry: All the latest updates

US House set to hold first formal vote on impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives is scheduled on Thursday to hold its first vote in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. The measure calls for public hearings and the release of transcripts from closed-door proceedings. It also outlines what rights Republican politicians and Trump himself would have to participate as the process moves ahead. The impeachment inquiry focuses on a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to…

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Democrats set Thursday vote on US House path to impeachment probe

Pelosi says the step is being taken to ‘to eliminate any doubt’ over the legitimacy of the Trump impeachment inquiry. Democrats in the United States House of Representatives set a Thursday vote to lay out next steps for their impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, even as officials past and present refuse to cooperate. Trump and his fellow Republicans have spent weeks branding the probe illegitimate because the full Democratic-led House had not authorised it. If the measure passes the House, Democrats are likely to argue that it neutralises those…

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Trump impeachment inquiry: Six things that happened last week

More subpoenas, a court victory for Democrats and a protest by Republicans: this week in the Trump impeachment probe. Washington, DC – The impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump gained momentum this week as a top US diplomat in Ukraine linked the president to a pressure campaign aimed at forcing President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to investigate the 2016 and 2020 US elections. Tensions escalated between House Democrats leading the inquiry and Republicans trying to defend Trump. Republicans attempted and failed to censure Representative Adam Schiff, who is leading the Democratic…

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Trump attempts to discredit whistle-blower in impeachment probe

Trump denounces impeachment investigation against him as a ‘coup’ as more witnesses are called to testify. President Donald Trump has denounced an impeachment investigation against him as a “coup”. A war of words between House Democrats and a key member of his cabinet has erupted in Washington, DC, as more witnesses are being called to testify in an impeachment inquiry. Al Jazeera’s Heidi Zhou-Castro reports from Washington, DC.

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Trump lawyer Giuliani subpoenaed in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats subpoena Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his communication with Ukrainian officials. House Democrats have subpoenaed US President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani for documents related to his interactions with Ukrainian officials. The House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Reform panels announced the subpoena on Monday as they examine Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family. Giuliani assisted in that effort. The committees are investigating the matter, the subject of a now-public whistle-blower’s complaint, as part of an impeachment inquiry…

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Lewandowski defends Trump at chaotic impeachment hearing

Corey Lewandowski assails ‘angry Democrats’, repeatedly refuses to answer questions about his conversations with Trump. Washington, DC – US President Donald Trump‘s former 2016 campaign manager, appearing before a US House of Representatives committee, struck a combative tone and defended the president against Democrat allegations of abuse of power. Corey Lewandowski, a Trump loyalist who is considering a possible run as a Republican for US Senate, was a figure in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. “As for actual ‘collusion’, or ‘conspiracy’, there…

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House panel to vote to formalize impeachment procedures

The House panel hopes to determine whether to recommend Trump’s impeachment to the full House by the end of the year. The House Judiciary Committee will vote on Thursday to establish rules for hearings on impeachment, escalating the panel’s investigations of President Donald Trump even as many Democrats remain wary of the effort. The resolution is a technical step, and the panel would still have to introduce impeachment articles against Trump and win approval from the House to bring charges against Trump. It’s unclear if that will ever happen, as…

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