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BREAKING: Public Impeachment Hearings for Donald Trump Have Been Set


UPDATE: House Democrats announced that the first public impeachment hearings will commence on November 13th, according to the LA Times. 

California Democrat and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff, who is leading the probe, says three state department officials will testify on Nov. 13th and 16th. 

Schiff says that top Ukraine diplomat William Taylor, department official George Kent and former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch will testify. She was ousted last May by Trump. 

This is developing...

The House Rules Committee released an impeachment resolution today that the House will vote on Thursday, clearing the way for a formal impeachment proceeding against President Trump to begin. 

"The House impeachment inquiry has collected extensive evidence and testimony, and soon the American people will hear from witnesses in an open setting. The resolution introduced today in the House Rules Committee will provide that pathway forward," said the Democratic committee chairs in a statement with the release. 

Language in the resolution lays out how the House Intelligence Committee will conduct public hearings and how the Judiciary Committee "shall report to the House of Representatives such resolutions, articles of impeachment, or other recommendations as it deems proper," according to CNN

Language in the resolution says that the chairman and ranking members of the Intelligence Committee can question witnesses for up to 90 minutes, but also allows them to give that time to committee aides to conduct questioning. 

The resolution also states that the minority may request witnesses to be called and issue subpoenas — but those subpoenas need to be signed off by Democrats before being allowed. 

The resolution says that the House Intelligence Committee will issue a report that will will be transmitted to the Judiciary Committee and be made public.

Read full resolution here

This is developing news and we will be updating here...

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