The House Intelligence Committee evidence-gathering goes public on November 13 and will be shown on BBC Parliament, which usually brings audiences live action from the British Houses of Parliament.
However, because a December 12 election has been called in the UK — the first December election since 1923 — Parliament has been dissolved, meaning the BBC is looking for content to fill BBC Parliament’s schedule. To this end, the channel will go live from Washington D.C. next week.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff has announced that the first days of open hearings will take place on Wednesday and Friday to determine whether Trump used the power of his office to try to persuade Ukraine to dig up dirt on Joe Biden, the former vice president hoping to oust Trump in the 2020 U.S. election.
William Taylor, America’s top diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent will give evidence to the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, will be questioned on Friday.
CBS is the initial U.S. broadcast network to announce its plans to pre-empt regular daytime programming for coverage of next week’s first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. All of the broadcast networks are assumed to join cable news channels and news streaming services to cover the hearings, which will start Wednesday with the testimony of Bill Taylor, the top diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary in the European and Eurasian Bureau at the State Department.