US Impeachment inquiry continues, Nationals to visit White House: 5 things you need to know Monday

13:50  04 november  2019
13:50  04 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Contributing: Associated Press

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Impeachment inquiry continues, Nationals to visit White House: 5 things you need to know Monday

Impeachment hearings go live on TV with first witnesses .
The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine and consider whether they are, in fact, impeachable offenses. It's a remarkable moment, even for a White House full of them.

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