Witnesses in the Trump impeachment inquiry


(Reuters) – Witnesses have testified behind closed doors and in public in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into whether Republican President Donald Trump abused the power of his office when he sought foreign interference against a political rival.

Following are witnesses scheduled for public testimony:

Friday, Nov. 15 – Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abruptly removed by Trump in May.

Tuesday, Nov. 19 – Morning: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who serves as the director for European affairs at the National Security Council; Afternoon: Ambassador Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a White House aide with the National Security Council focusing on Europe and Russia policy.

Wednesday, Nov. 20 – Morning: Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Afternoon: Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs and David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs

Thursday, Nov. 21 – Morning: Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia.

Witnesses who testified as public hearings began on Nov. 13:

Wednesday, Nov. 13 – George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.

Witnesses who gave depositions behind closed doors:

Oct. 3 – Kurt Volker

    Oct. 11 – Marie Yovanovitch

    Oct. 14 – Fiona Hill

    Oct. 15 – George Kent

    Oct. 16 – Michael McKinley, former policy adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompoe

    Oct. 17 – Gordon Sondland

    Oct. 22 – William Taylor

    Oct. 23 – Laura Cooper

    Oct. 26 – Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs

    Oct. 29 – Alexander Vindman

    Oct. 30 – Catherine Croft, former adviser to Volker on Ukraine policy

    Oct. 30 – Christopher Anderson, former specialist on Ukraine at the State Department.

    Oct. 31 – Timothy Morrison

    Nov. 6 – David Hale

    Nov. 7 – Jennifer Williams

Witnesses asked to testify behind closed doors – it was not certain whether they would agree to:

Nov. 15 – David Holmes, the top political affairs officer at the U.S. embassy in Kiev

Nov. 16 – Mark Sandy, director of national security programs at the Office of Management and Budget.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu; editing by Jonathan Oatis