Video: Testimony In The 1st Open Hearing Of The Trump Impeachment Inquiry

Updated 2:04 p.m.

Testimony in the House’s first public impeachment hearing ended Wednesday after 5 hours — with more hearings to come.

State Department officials William Taylor and George Kent testified Wednesday about their concerns with President Donald Trump’s requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid to the country.

Democrats are investigating those requests, and whether they were linked, as they move toward an impeachment vote.

Republicans said the witnesses didn’t have firsthand knowledge and noted the aid was eventually released. The U.S. government released the money after pressure from senators in early September.

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — who was ousted in May on Trump’s orders and expressed concerns about the president's efforts in closed-door depositions in October — will testify Friday.

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