The next round of public hearings in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry continues Tuesday. MSNBC will be showing wall-to-wall live coverage featuring MSNBC and NBC 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.
MSNBC will air special coverage of the impeachment hearings beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21. Nicolle Wallace, host of “Deadline: White House,” will anchor the special coverage on Tuesday and Thursday. Brian Williams, host of “The 11th Hour,” will anchor Wednesday’s coverage along with Wallace.
MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent and “The Beat” host Ari Melber, who has anchored multiple highly watched specials dedicated to covering the latest impeachment developments, will join the special coverage throughout the week.
NBC News will air a Special Report, beginning at 9 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 19, Wednesday, Nov. 20 and Thursday, Nov. 21, led by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, NBC News Chief Legal Correspondent and TODAY co-anchor Savannah Guthrie, and moderator of Meet the Press and NBC News political director Chuck Todd.
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.