(Reuters) - Witnesses have testified behind closed doors and in public in the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into whether Republican President Donald Trump abused the power of his office when he sought foreign interference against a political rival.
Following are witnesses scheduled for public testimony:
Friday, Nov. 15 - Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine abruptly removed by Trump in May.
Tuesday, Nov. 19 - Morning: Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who serves as the director for European affairs at the National Security Council; Afternoon: Ambassador Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a White House aide with the National Security Council focusing on Europe and Russia policy.
Wednesday, Nov. 20 - Morning: Ambassador Gordon Sondland, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Afternoon: Laura Cooper, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian Affairs and David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs
Thursday, Nov. 21 - Morning: Fiona Hill, former National Security Council senior director for Europe and Russia.
Witnesses who testified as public hearings began on Nov. 13:
Wednesday, Nov. 13 - George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine.
Witnesses who gave depositions behind closed doors:
Oct. 3 - Kurt Volker
Oct. 11 - Marie Yovanovitch
Oct. 14 - Fiona Hill
Oct. 15 - George Kent
Oct. 16 - Michael McKinley, former policy adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompoe
Oct. 17 - Gordon Sondland
Oct. 22 - William Taylor
Oct. 23 - Laura Cooper
Oct. 26 - Philip Reeker, acting assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs
Oct. 29 - Alexander Vindman
Oct. 30 - Catherine Croft, former adviser to Volker on Ukraine policy
Oct. 30 - Christopher Anderson, former specialist on Ukraine at the State Department.
Oct. 31 - Timothy Morrison
Nov. 6 - David Hale
Nov. 7 - Jennifer Williams
Witnesses asked to testify behind closed doors - it was not certain whether they would agree to:
Nov. 15 - David Holmes, the top political affairs officer at the U.S. embassy in Kiev
Nov. 16 - Mark Sandy, director of national security programs at the Office of Management and Budget.
Reporting by Patricia Zengerle and Doina Chiacu; editing by Jonathan Oatis
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