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What Twitter Has to Say About the Tuesday Impeachment Hearing

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Alexander Vindman
National Security Council Director for European Affairs Alexander Vindman.
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Are you one of the 13 million Americans who watched last week’s impeachment hearings on live TV? We’re glad you’re back for more, as four witnesses come before the House Intelligence Committee in the first of three days of hearings. Today, during the first panel, we’ll hear from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top expert on Ukraine on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence whom the president attacked on Twitter on Sunday. In the second panel, we’ll hear from Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, the former National Security Council aide who was privy to the July 25 call between U.S. President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. These witnesses will be particularly hard for the White House to dismiss as Democratic political shills, but that doesn’t mean it won’t try.

Follow along with us on Twitter, where we’ve rounded up the top liberal and conservative commentators. You’ll find liberal tweets on the left and conservative tweets on the right.

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Update, Nov. 19, 2019, at 9:10 a.m.: This post was updated to clarify the number of witnesses testifying, and the timing of their testimony.