The public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump start Wednesday, Nov. 13. ABC News will be running special programming around the event.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s first open impeachment hearing begins Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.
ABC News’ coverage of the impeachment inquiry hearin
Beginning Tuesday, David Muir will anchor “World News Tonight” from Washington, D.C.
ABC News Live, the network’s 24/7 streaming channel, will air pre- and post-shows on Wednesday beginning at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET and Friday beginning at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET. They will be anchored by chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas joined by correspondent Kyra Phillips, senior Washington reporter Devin Dwyer, legal analyst Melissa Murray, Shaw and ABC’s political team.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in September that the House of Representatives would begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump.
The decision came in light of a whistleblower complaint that the president sought to use foreign power from Ukraine for his own political gain. During a phone call with Ukraine’s president, Trump reportedly pressured Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the son of former vice president and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden; earlier that week, Trump admitted that he had brought up Biden’s family during the call but told reporters that he did so because “we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption already in the Ukraine.” The president also confirmed that his administration withheld nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine but denied that it was done for leverage.