Analyzing day 1 of the public impeachment hearings

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George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, appears alongside Ambassador Bill Taylor during a House Intelligence Committee impeachment inquiry hearing into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst.

William Taylor, the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified today before the House Intelligence Committee. He sat alongside another career State Department official, George Kent. Democrats wanted to prove that President Trump had corrupt intent. Republicans wanted to prove that the Democrats were pursuing a politically motivated investigation with no merit.