The next round of public hearings in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry continues Tuesday. Fox News will be showing wall-to-wall live coverage featuring Fox News anchors and commentators. The hearings will also be streamed live.
The hearings begin Tuesday at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. ET. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and foreign service aide Jennifer Williams — both of who listened in on the July 25 call between Trump and Ukraine president Volodymyr Zelensky — will testify. The afternoon panel will include former special envoy Kurt Volker and former National Security Council aide Tim Morrison, both of whom are on the list of witnesses requested to appear by Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee.
On Wednesday at 6 a.m. PT/9 a.m. PT, all eyes will be on Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union who said he personally told Zelensky’s top aide that U.S. aid to Ukraine was linked to the Biden investigations. The afternoon session will include testimony from Laura Cooper and David Hale.
Fiona Hill, a top Russian specialist on the National Security Council, and David Holmes, the aide who heard the conversation between Sondland and Trump, will testify Thursday.
Extensive live coverage surrounding the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s open impeachment hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will air on Tuesday, November 19th, Wednesday November 20th, and Thursday, November 21st. FNC’s coverage will begin at 8:30A a.m. ET with an extended edition of “America’s Newsroom” leading up to the 9 a.m. ET hearing, pre-empting the last half hour of “FOX & Friends.”
Leading coverage from Washington, D.C. will be FNC’s chief political anchor and anchor of “Special Report” Bret Baier alongside FOX News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace. Martha MacCallum, anchor of “The Story,” will helm coverage from New York alongside Bill Hemmer & Sandra Smith, co-anchors of “America’s Newsroom,” joined by chief White House correspondent John Roberts. Throughout the day, “The Daily Briefing’s” Dana Perino and political analyst and co-host of The Five Juan Williams will also provide commentary and analysis. Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr and FNC contributor and former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy will offer additional legal commentary throughout the network’s special programming.
Kevin Corke will report from the White House, while Chief Congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel, Congressional reporter Chad Pergram, and correspondents Griff Jenkins and Gillian Turner will provide the latest breaking news live from Capitol Hill.
Additionally, FNC will also offer special coverage of the hearings to all FOX affiliates nationwide anchored by Harris Faulkner beginning at 9 AM/ET.
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.
Week one of the impeachment saw testimony three career public servants: William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs; and Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.