What’s next in the public impeachment hearings

The House has begun a formal impeachment investigation of President Trump, but amid disagreements about witnesses and subpoenas, there’s no clear indication of how long it will take.

Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch appeared for the second public impeachment hearing on Friday morning. Still more witnesses are expected to appear in public hearings next week.

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House committees conducting the investigation have scheduled hearings and subpoenaed documents relating to the president’s July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Here is a list of scheduled events, followed by what has happened since the inquiry began. See something we missed? Let us know.

Nov. 15
Hearing
Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch to testify publicly
Former ambassador Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify in a public hearing Nov. 15 at 9 a.m., Schiff first announced on Nov. 6. In her closed-door testimony on Oct. 11, she told investigators about her removal as a U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Gordon Sondland "urging" her to publicly support Trump to save her job. Read more.

Testified
Yovanovitch has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 15
Closed Deposition
Official at U.S. embassy in Ukraine to testify
David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine, is scheduled to testify in a closed-door deposition on Nov. 15. He is said to have overheard a call in which Trump sought information about investigations that could benefit him politically.

Unclear if he will appear
Holmes has not commented publicly on the request.
Nov. 15
Document release
Trump releases rough transcript of congratulatory call to Zelensky
President Trump releases rough transcript of April call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky just as House Intelligence Committee begins public hearing with testimony by former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch. Read more.
Nov. 16
Closed Deposition
OMB associate director of national security to testify
Mark Sandy, associate director for national security programs at the White House Office of Management and Budget, is scheduled to testify in a closed-door deposition on Nov. 16. Other OMB officials have not appeared for depositions.

Expected to appear if subpoenaed
Mark Sandy was previously scheduled to appear on Nov. 8, but did not show up. “If he is subpoenaed, he will appear,” Sandy’s lawyer said on Oct. 14. Read more.
Nov. 19
Hearing
Pence aide Jennifer Williams scheduled to testify publicly
Jennifer Williams, a national security aide to Vice President Mike Pence who listened to the July 25 phone call, is scheduled to testify on the morning of Nov. 19. She previously testified Nov. 7 in a closed-door deposition.

Expected to testify publicly
Williams has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 19
Hearing
NSC Europe expert Alexander S. Vindman to testify publicly
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, European affairs director at the National Security Council, will testify in a public hearing on the morning of Nov. 19. He previously testified in a closed-door deposition on Oct. 29, when he told investigators, in his opening statement, he "did not think it was proper" for Trump to seek a Ukranian investigation of a U.S. citizen.

Expected to testify publicly
Vindman has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 19
Hearing
Special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify publicly
Kurt Volker, a former Trump administration envoy to Ukraine, will testify in a public hearing on the afternoon of Nov. 19. He previously testified on Oct. 3, despite resistance from his former boss, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He has provided text messages that said officials felt Trump wouldn't agree to a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky unless Zelensky promised to publicly launch an investigation into the Biden family. Volker was one of three witnesses who were added to the hearings at the request of the Republican committee members.

Expected to testify publicly
Volker has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 19
Hearing
Former NSC Russia expert Timothy Morrison to testify publicly
Timothy Morrison, the former senior director for Russian affairs at the National Security Council, is expected to appear in a public hearing on the afternoon of Nov. 19. He previously testified in a closed-door deposition on Oct. 31. Republican representative sought to have Morrison testify.

Expected to testify publicly
Morrison has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 20
Hearing
EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to testify publicly
Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, is scheduled to testify on the morning of Nov. 20 in a public hearing of the House Intelligence Committee. Sondland was assigned by President Trump to coordinate Ukrainian policy outside the normal chain of command with Energy Secretary Rick Perry and Kurt Volker, who was a special envoy to Ukraine.

Expected to testify publicly
Sondland has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 20
Hearing
Pentagon official for Ukraine and Russia Laura Cooper to testify publicly
Laura Cooper, the special assistant secretary of defense for Russia and Ukraine, is expected to testify Nov. 20. Cooper testfied in a closed-door deposition on the afternoon of Oct. 23.

Expected to testify publicly
Cooper has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 20
Hearing
State Department official David Hale to testify publicly
David Hale, under secretary of state for political affairs, is scheduled to testify at the impeachment hearing on the afternoon of Nov. 20. Hale was sought as a witness by the Republican committee members. He testified previously in a closed-door deposition.

Expected to testify publicly
Hale has cooperated with the impeachment investigation.
Nov. 21
Hearing
Former Russia adviser Fiona Hill to testify publicly
Fiona Hill, the former National Security Council Russia adviser, is scheduled to testify publicly on Nov. 21. She previously testified in a closed-door deposition on Oct. 14, when she detailed the activities of Trump's personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, in Ukraine.

Expected to testify publicly
Hill has cooperated with the inquiry.
Nov. 21
Other
Nov. 21: The federal government could shut down unless Congress approves a dozen spending bills to fund agencies.
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Dec. 10
Court hearing
Federal court hearing over subpoena
Federal judge has set Dec. 10 hearing to hear final arguments in case over whether Charles Kupperman, the deputy to national security adviser John Bolton, must comply with an impeachment subpoena when the Trump administration has ordered him not to testify. Read more.
Feb. 3 2020
Other
Feb. 3, 2020: The Iowa caucuses kick off the presidential primary season.
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What happened so far

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Event and administration reaction information comes from House committee and White House documents and news reports. See something we missed? Let us know.

Originally published Oct. 2, 2019.

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