U.S. Congress to open public hearing on Trump impeachment case

In the House of Representatives of the US Congress on November 13, public hearings will begin in the impeachment case of President Donald Trump. US Chargé d'Affaires in Ukraine William Taylor and US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs George Kent will testify.

The first to testify is William Taylor. His performance is scheduled for 16:00 Kiev time. On November 15, congressmen will hear testimony from former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Jovanovic. Hearings of eight more people are expected next week, including an employee of the US National Security Council, Lt. Col. Alexander Windman. He was in the Oval Office at the time of Trump's telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky.

Also, the US ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland and former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Walker will come to Congress. Previously, they had already given testimony in Congress behind closed doors.

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Recall that in September, after a scandal due to Trump's possible pressure on Zelensky, the US Congress launched an official investigation into the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The White House was ordered to publish a telephone conversation between Trump and Zelensky. The published transcript, according to the speaker of the House of Representatives, confirmed the need to investigate a possible impeachment.

The former assistant to the former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, Christopher Anderson, while testifying in the House of Representatives, said that the White House had banned the publication of an official statement on the seizure of Ukrainian ships by Russia in the Kerch Strait in November 2018.

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