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Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine call – live news

Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine



Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams to testify publicly about Trump’s July conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy – get the latest liveIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 2.29pm GMT Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House intelligence committee, used his opening statement to denounce the media for allegedly spreading false reports about Trump and his aides — even though a number of the articles Nunes cited were far from false.NUNES statement focued almost entirely on media, recites a series of headlines re: Russia investigation that he says turned out to be false. (Some were decidedly not false and others were things that were investigated and later found to be false).Much easier for Nunes to blast the media and the whistleblower than it will be to challenge a witness in dress uniform. 2.21pm GMT Adam Schiff emphasized in his opening statement that Lt Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are not political figures and are not testifying today to argue for or against impeachment.“Ms. Williams, we all saw the President’s tweet about you on Sunday afternoon and the insults he hurled at Ambassador Yovanovich last Friday,” Schiff said, referring to the president’s tweet calling Williams a “Never Trumper.” “You are here today, and the American people are grateful.” Continue reading…



Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2019/nov/19/donald-trump-news-today-impeachment-ukraine-live

Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-11-19 14:29:54

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