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What To Know Ahead Of The First Round Of Impeachment Hearings

Nov 12, 2019

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a briefing at the White House October 17, 2019 in Washington, DC. ; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

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Public hearings into President Donald Trump’s actions with Ukraine promise to generate all the attention in Washington and stoke the partisan flames inside the Capitol ever hotter. 

The hearings kick off tomorrow, with more scheduled for Friday. The first round of people to be questioned include career public servants who have already testified behind closed doors, according to NPR News. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before changing his mind Monday and saying that he intended to bring his own case. Mulvaney had been subpoenaed to appear last week for a closed-door deposition before the House impeachment panel but did not show up. Congressional Republicans continue to denounce the impeachment inquiry into Trump.

Today on AirTalk, we get the latest on impeachment from reporters who have been covering it and discuss what to expect as the impeachment inquiry moves into the public phase. 

With files from the Associated Press

Guests:

Phil Ewing, NPR national security editor who’s been following the story; he tweets @philewing

Anna Edgerton, politics editor for Bloomberg; she tweets @annaedge4

This content is from Southern California Public Radio. View the original story at SCPR.org.

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