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WBUR and NPR will carry live coverage and analysis of the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. WBUR will also be airing one-hour recaps from NPR News in the evenings at 8 p.m. on the day of the scheduled hearings. The live coverage will not have any scheduled internal breaks, nor any clear end-time. The 8 p.m. one-hour recaps will contain two 60-second internal breaks.
Here's a quick recap:
Gordon Sondland, who has emerged as the House impeachment inquiry's most pivotal witness, testified on Wednesday, Nov. 20.
In his opening statement, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union tied President Trump directly to the U.S. push for conditioning military aid to Ukraine and a meeting with the Ukrainian president with "a public statement from President Zelenskiy committing to investigations of Burisma and the 2016 election." (Here's more on Sondland, a former hotel developer.)
Also testifying today: Laura Cooper, a deputy assistant secretary at the Defense Department; and David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs at the State Department.
On Tuesday, Nov. 19, two White House officials are scheduled to testify in a public hearing as part of the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump. The first session starts at 9 a.m. with Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams. Each listened to the now infamous call between Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
Last Wednesday, Nov. 13, the House Intelligence Committee called two witnesses: George Kent and William Taylor, who are both diplomats with experience working with Ukraine. You can read Kent's opening statement here, and Taylor's here. You can also read a recap of their testimonies here.
On Nov. 15, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was ousted from her position, testified before the House Intelligence Committee. You can read her opening statement here. You can also read a recap of her testimony here.
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