House holds first public hearings in impeachment probe
- The House is kicking off the first public hearings of the impeachment probe, with two key diplomatic officials testifying before the Intelligence Committee.
- The inquiry was sparked by a whistleblower's complaint about President Trump's July 25 call with the president of Ukraine, in which Mr. Trump urged him to investigate a company that had employed Joe Biden's son.
- Officials have since testified behind closed doors about an apparent effort to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations, using a White House visit and military aid as leverage.
- Download the free CBS News app to stream live coverage of the impeachment hearings.
Washington — The House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry is bursting into public view on Wednesday, as two key witnesses who raised concerns about efforts to pressure Ukraine testify in the first open hearings of the probe.
Bill Taylor, the top diplomat in the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, are appearing before the House Intelligence Committee to face questions from lawmakers and committee staff.
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