Trump impeachment hearings to be held in public next week

Democrats are launching a new phase of their impeachment inquiry.

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Democrats will launch a new phase of their impeachment inquiry next week with public hearings featuring three State Department officials who have testified about their concerns over Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff, who is leading the impeachment investigation, announced the committee will hear from top Ukraine diplomat William Taylor, career department official George Kent and former US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch in hearings next Wednesday and Friday.

All three have already testified behind closed doors in the first phase of the investigation.

Ms Yovanovitch, who was ousted in May at Mr Trump’s direction, told investigators she had been told to “watch my back” and that people were “looking to hurt” her.

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