New witnesses to testify in Trump impeachment inquiry

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President Donald Trump speaks in a cabinet meeting at the White House on October 21, 2019.

President Donald Trump speaks in a cabinet meeting at the White House on October 21, 2019. Alex Wong/Getty Images

At least two witnesses are expected to testify this week as part of the House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

Bill Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who in text messages with Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland said it’s “crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” will testify Tuesday. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Laura Cooper is to testify Wednesday.

Democrat Representatives are investigating whether Trump abused his power by delaying aid to Ukraine to secure investigations that might help him politically.

During a Cabinet meeting Monday, Trump lashed out at “vicious” Democrats, while the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) released a new impeachment fact sheet saying Trump has “betrayed his oath of office.”

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