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POLITICO Playbook PM: Inside Part One of the impeachment hearing

Posted On: Nov 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

POLITICO Playbook PM: Inside Part One of the impeachment hearing

THE QUESTION THAT'S BURNING UP THE CAPITOL: Will GORDON SONDLAND plead the fifth at all Wednesday? The president's ambassador to the EU has already had to amend his testimony once, and subsequent witnesses have testified that Sondland called the president on July 26 from a Kyiv restaurant and discussed “investigations.” Sondland did not mention that in his deposition. THE ARCS... MUCH OF THIS MORNING'S HEARING has been focused on LT. COL. ALEXANDER VINDMAN. DEMOCRATS have positioned VINDMAN as a career military official who called out unusual behavior when he saw it. REPUBLICANS have sharply criticized VINDMAN, suggesting he is a subpar, rogue employee who inflated his role and has been inconsistent in his testimony. They even suggested he was linked to the Ukrainian government. A FEW MOMENTS THAT WILL STAND OUT FROM THIS MORNING'S SESSION... DEVIN NUNES, the ranking Republican on the Intel Committee, asked WILLIAMS and VINDMAN if they spoke about the TRUMP/ZELENSKY phone call with anyone in the...

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