Recap of Wednesday's Impeachment hearings

The House on Wednesday convened its first impeachment hearing in more than 20 years.
1:56 | 11/14/19

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President drop who claimed he didn't want a minute of the first public impeachment hearings this morning. Took to Twitter to take direct aim at the Democrats to witnesses I hear it's a joke. I haven't watched the president pointing to this particular exchange between the US's top diplomats Ukraine Bill Taylor George Kent the senior State Department official and GOP congressman John Radcliffe. Trump writing in an early morning tweet quote represented of radical about the two quotes star witnesses. Where is the impeachable event and that call. Both stared straight ahead with a blank look on their face remained silent and were unable to answer the question. But both witness's stating several times they were not there to push for or against impeachment. Only to give the facts Ratcliffe and other Republicans spent much of the hearing distancing achievement from the president and dismissing their testimony is hearsay. Aaron the president that's correct this why can't we endure their star witness. You're their first witness. Democrats focusing on surprising new information from ambassador Taylor. Who shared. EU ambassador Gordon some lent. Telling congress his aide was with some lend an overheard the president on the other end of the call. Following up on Ukraine's willingness to investigate the Biden's and the 2016 election just one day after his infamous phone call with Ukraine's president as the Solomon told president trumpeted ukrainians were ready to move forward. Both Kent and Taylor also testified that they understood that the release of the 400 million dollars in military aid would only happen at both those investigations were launched. It's one thing to try to leverage. The meeting. In the White House. It's another thing I thought. To leverage. Security assistance. And the hearings continue tomorrow with Marie you Vonage bitch the former US ambassador to Ukraine. Articles are Abdi ABC news Washington.

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