House Republicans are expected to present evidence in the first public impeachment inquiry hearing against former Vice President Joe Biden related to his dealings with Ukraine. The hearing, scheduled for November 13, is expected to focus on the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Ukraine’s ousted president to mount an investigation into Biden and his son Hunter, who had worked for a Ukrainian gas company.
Representatives from both parties are expected to call witnesses to testify and ask questions about the events leading up to the July 25 phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Republicans likely will argue that Biden abused his power as Vice President by pressuring the Ukrainian government to dismiss the special prosecutor that was investigating his son’s company, Burisma. Democrats, on the other hand, are expected to focus more on the Trump administration’s attempts to leverage Ukraine into conducting investigations targeting Biden.
The first public impeachment inquiry hearing will mark the next step in the Democrats’ impeachment proceedings. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Devin Nunes (R-CA) both have participated in closed door testimony before the Intelligence Committee. The hearing next week is expected to provide more insight into the facts surrounding the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.