The overall proceedings will be broadcasted and give the visible glance yet at the overall auction to impeach the president. The initial public impeachment hearings of the Donald Trump will start on Wednesday and the Congress launches an interrogation with a high-profile nature and critical question that Did Donald Trump devoid of military aid from Ukraine for forcing the government of the country to open an investigation into Joe Biden, his political rival?
There is a possibility that the televised hearings start with higher officials who have testified before to the House impeachment investigators behind closed doors. These officials added support to the nameless whistleblower complaint from August which alleged the administration of Trump to engage in an arrangement quid pro quo with Ukraine. This may be a stage for all Republicans to take the highest possible measure to push back in opposition to the impeachment as they tried to storm the overall private impeachment hearings.
Who is testifying?
Bill Taylor, an acting ambassador to Ukraine and Marie Yovanovitch, a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and George Kent, a senior State Department official will testify in the upcoming week. Kent and Taylor will be testified on Wednesday and Yovanovitch will be testified on Friday.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) led the House Intelligence Committee will hold the hearings. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) a ranking republican member of the committee and Sheriff will make opening statements prior to questioning all witnesses. They will each get 45 minutes to ask every witness as many questions as they require. Other members of the committee will get 5 minutes each to ask their own questions after questions asked by Schiff and Nunes.
Democrats present Taylor, a career diplomat as a star witness and will be testified at first. This is mainly because his testimony during the closed door impeachment investigation was one of the most unfavourable things for Trump and Taylor served under Democratic as well as Republican administrations. Taylor was a senior official in the Ukraine during the alleged scandal quid pro quo and Trump’s pressure over officials of Ukraine.
Taylor told investigators about the administration of Trump pursued a quid pro quo arrangement and he had learned from other senior officials that Trump withhold $391 million in military aid as well as a White House visit if not the President of Ukriane Volodymyr Zelensky publicly committed to investigating Biden and his son. He also revealed that security assistance money never come until the Ukrainian President committed to pursue the investigation.
House Democrats revealed a series of text messages last month about what Taylor told U.S. ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland about the crazy nature of withholding the security assistance to assist with the political campaign. Kent, a deputy assistant secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs oversaw the Ukraine policy of the State Department. He testified during the private hearings that Trump, Rudy Giuliani, personal lawyer of Trump were running a shadow policy in Ukraine which excluded the officials of the State Department and undermined interest of the United States.