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Meet the witnesses: Diplomats start off impeachment hearings

Posted On: Nov 12, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - Diplomats and career government officials, they're little known outside professional circles, but they're about to become household names testifying in the House impeachment inquiry .
The witnesses will tell House investigators - and Americans tuning into the live public hearings - what they know about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, including the July phone call with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that ignited the impeachment inquiry.
First up will be William Taylor, the charge d'affaires in Ukraine, and George Kent, the deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau, both testifying on Wednesday. On Friday, lawmakers will hear from former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Meet the witnesses:
WILLIAM 'BILL' TAYLOR
A longtime diplomat with a 50-year career of government service, Taylor returned to Ukraine this year after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked him to lead the U.S. Embassy.
The graduate of West Point and infantry officer with the...

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