Impeachment hearings continue Friday as former ambassador to Ukraine testifies


WASHINGTON — One witness is scheduled to testify publicly Friday in Day 2 of the President Donald Trump impeachment hearings, WFLA reports.

Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee at 9 a.m.

However, a revelation in ambassador Bill Taylor’s testimony on Wednesday led the committee to request one of his staffers to testify privately.

Taylor said on Wednesday that one of his staffers, later identified by multiple NBC News sources as State Department official David Holmes, overheard President Donald Trump asking U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland about “investigations.”

Taylor testified that he came to understand “investigations” was shorthand for Trump’s request of the Ukraine president to publicly announce investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the origins of Russia’s dealings with the Trump campaign staff in 2016.

Impeachment hearings will continue at least into next week when several officials are scheduled to testify on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in front of the House intelligence committee.

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