The public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump start Wednesday, Nov. 13. NBC News will be showing wall-to-wall live coverage featuring NBC News and MSNBC anchors and commentators. There will also be a live stream and online blog.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s first open impeachment hearing begins Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.
NBC News will air a special report at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET led by “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, NBC News chief legal correspondent and “Today” co-anchor Savannah G
Chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, White House correspondents Peter Alexander and Kelly O’Donnell, justice correspondent Pete Williams and more will be joining the coverage from Capitol Hill and beyond. Former U.S. Senator (D-Mo.) and political analyst Claire McCaskill will provide analysis, as will Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor and legal analyst.
The impeachment hearings will also stream live on NBC News NOW and NBCNews.com. Contributors across NBC News will post to a live blog intended “as a one-stop-shop for every moment of the hearings, including news, fact checks, and analysis.” NBC News Think will carry opinion pieces from experts and participants. It will all be accessible at NBCNews.com/Impeachment.
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.