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Trump impeachment hearings: Who is publicly testifying

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Public testimonies in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump have entered their second week, and nine more people are expected to speak in front of the House Intelligence Committee by Thursday.

House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry into Trump in September. They’re investigating whether or not Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine unless the country’s top officials investigated former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden. Much of the inquiry is focused on a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. 

The public phase of the inquiry kicked off last week, with testimony from acting US ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor, State Department official George Kent, and former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.

Taylor, Kent, and Yovanovitch told the House Intelligence Committee that Trump had withheld military aid from Ukraine as leverage to pressure its top officials into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden; had his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani try to get information on the Bidens; and led a yearlong “smear campaign” against Yovanovitch alongside Giuliani before she was ousted.

The national security officials and diplomats testifying in the inquiry’s second week of public questioning previously spoke behind closed doors. But now the public will have a chance to hear their testimony.

Here’s information on everyone known to be testifying publicly in the inquiry.

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