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Upcoming special coverage: House Impeachment Inquiry public hearings


Join NPR and WRVO online this Wednesday, November 13 for live coverage of the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry. House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff has announced the first public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. The public hearings will begin on Wednesday with Ambassador William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent to testify. Live hearings will continue on Friday, November 15 with testimony from former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch.

William Taylor, the acting U.S. envoy to Ukraine gave a deposition to House investigators on November 6, which is availablehere. In his deposition he told members of Congress that he voiced his concerns to then-National Security Adviser John Bolton and in writing in a cable to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in regards to President Trump’s request for investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden from Ukraine’s president.

Live coverage as it begins on Wednesday can be seen here on WRVO starting at 10 a.m. EST.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent, who is also set to publicly testify on Wednesday, gave his deposition to the House investigators on November 7. In his deposition, Kent told investigators that the White House picked “three amigos” -- diplomats Gordon Sondland and Kurt Volker, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry -- to run Ukraine policy.

Read Kent’s testimony here.

Read Gordon Sondland’s testimony here.

Read Kurt Volker’s testimony here.

On Friday, November 15, former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch will testify in the public hearings. In her House committee interview from November 4, Yovanovitch described being recalled from her post in Ukraine as a “concerted campaign” against her. Read her testimony, as released by Congress.

Note: The start time of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s hearing on Friday is still to be determined, please check back for more information in the coming days.

Live coverage of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch's hearing can be seen here on Friday, November 15.

In addition to the live coverage of the hearings that you will be able to watch here on WRVO’s website there will be continuing on-air coverage and analysis of the hearings during "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered."

Live video of the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry will be made available, as soon as the hearings begin on both Wednesday and Friday. News and analysis of the hearings will be made available after their conclusion both on-air and online here on WRVO.