US House panel to hold impeachment hearings next week

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  • House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced the witness schedule for next week's open hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
House Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, D-CA, speaks to reporters after stepping out of a meeting with former special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on October 3, 2019. - Volker is expected to give the committee a deposition on their impeachment inquiry of US President Donald Trump. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
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The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings on three days next week in its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the panel's chairman, Representative Adam Schiff, said on Tuesday.

The witnesses for the committee's hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week have already given closed-door depositions, Schiff said in a statement.

Schiff announced the witness schedule for next week's open hearings:

— Tuesday, Nov. 19, morning: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence; Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council.

— Tuesday, Nov. 19, afternoon: Ambassador Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine; Tim Morrison, a White House aide with the National Security Council.

— Wednesday, Nov. 20, morning: Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.

— Wednesday, Nov. 20, afternoon: Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs; David Hale, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

— Thursday, Nov. 21, morning: Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia.

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