The impeachment hearings kick off Wednesday — here’s how CBS News will cover
CBS Evening News
The public hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump start Wednesday, Nov. 13. CBS News will be running special programming around the event.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s first open impeachment hearing begins Wednesday at 7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET.
“CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell will anchor CBS News’ special reports from Washington, D.C., for coverage of the hearings on Wednesday, Nov. 13 and Friday, Nov. 15. ”CBS This Morning” will provide coverage both mornings and the “CBS Evening News” will also originate from D.C. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
The coverage will be assisted by “Face the Nation” moderator and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan, chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett, chief Congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes, political correspondent Ed O’Keefe, and White House correspondent Paula Reid. Contributors Jonathan Turley and Kim Wehle will also provide analysis.
CBSN, CBS News’ 24/7 free streaming news service, and CBSNews.com, will have live-streamed coverage and CBSN will stream special editions of “Red & Blue” highlighting the major news out of the hearings each day.
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.
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