The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine is set to appear Friday in the second public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s phone call with the president of Ukraine.
Marie Yovanovitch will appear before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to answers questions about her time as ambassador and how she was recalled from that position.
Yovanovitch’s appointment ended in May after what she described as a smear campaign by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, a campaign Yovanovitch said had Trump’s backing.
She testified in an October closed-door hearing that she became more aware of the role Giuliani had assumed when it came to foreign policy, especially in Ukraine. A senior Ukrainian official told her in February, she testified, that she “needed to watch my back.”
The public hearings come after nearly two months of closed-door hearings into Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Democrats say the call is proof of Trump’s request for an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden in exchange for military aid to the country.
Trump has maintained that the call to Zelensky was “perfect.”
The first hearing was held Wednesday when William Taylor, chargé d’affaires for Ukraine, and George Kent, deputy assistant secretary for European and Eurasian affairs, testified for several hours.
Here is what we know about Friday’s hearing with Yovanovitch.
What time: The hearing will begin at 9 a.m. ET
What channel: The hearing will be broadcast live on CSPAN, CNN, Fox News and other cable news channels.
Live stream: The hearings will be live streamed on the Intelligence Committee’s website, among other sites. You can find the live stream here when the hearings start.