The Ukraine Connection

Nov. 20 Impeachment Hearing Opening Statements

By Gordon Ahl
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:20 AM

At 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, the House Intelligence Committee began a public hearing in the impeachment inquiry. The committee is hearing testimony from the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland. The opening statements are available below.

Amb. Gordon Sondland


Chairman Adam Schiff


Rep. Devin Nunes


At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, the committee convened a hearing with Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia, and Amb. David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs. Amb. Hale did not submit an opening statement, and Cooper's is available below. 

Deputy Asst. Sec. Laura Cooper