Washington, D.C. – Don’t miss our coverage of the House Impeachment Inquiry hearings Wednesday morning starting at 7am on FM News 101 and KXL.com. The House Intelligence Committee will hold its first open hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 10AM ET, the Committee will hear from Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent. On Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at around 3:10PM ET, President Trump will hold a news conference with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Stay connected with FM News 101 KXL for the latest on the Impeachment Inquiry.
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On Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee will hold a hearing with Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a high-level State Department official. Both raised concerns over the administration’s attempts to pressure Ukraine into investigating supposed Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election and a company that had employed Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
On Friday, the committee will hear from Marie Yovanovitch, a longtime U.S. diplomat who was ousted as ambassador to Ukraine earlier this year as a result of a campaign to discredit her, led by Mr. Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
The committees leading the impeachment inquiry on Monday released transcripts of closed-door hearings with three witnesses, including Laura Cooper, a Pentagon official who oversees a U.S. military aid program to Ukraine. That program was delayed for months over the summer, allegedly as leverage to pressure the Ukrainian government to announce investigations. Cooper said the funds “were held without explanation,” and officials “began to raise concerns about how this could be done in a legal fashion.”
7:22 a.m. President Trump says he’ll release the transcript of his call with Ukraine’s president “before week’s end,” something he suggested he might do last week.
The phone call is a precursor to his now-infamous July 25 call with Ukraine’s president that set into motion the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
“I will be releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian president before week’s end!” the president tweeted early Tuesday morning.
The president continues to insist his July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was “perfect,” a line most Republicans have declined to replicate.
On Monday, the president seemed to launch a new line of attack against Democrats’ swiftly moving inquiry — that transcripts in closed-door depositions where Republicans were present are made-up, something no other public official has suggested.