New witnesses emerge after first week of public impeachment hearings

CQ on Congress, Ep. 175

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch takes her seat for the House Select Intelligence Committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump begins on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

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House Democrats made the case for impeachment public this week. Three witnesses, Foreign Service officers in charge of U.S. relations with Ukraine, confirmed that President Trump pressured that country to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden. Republicans pushed back to discredit the testimony as hearsay, while painting Trump as a crusader against corruption who has increased the amount of aid Ukraine is receiving from the U.S. CQ legal affairs reporter Todd Ruger joins the podcast to fill us in on the highlights of what happened this week.