Impeachment Hearing Disrupted by Republican Representatives as Inquiry Intensifies

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Flanked by about two dozen House Republicans, U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaks during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol October 23, 2019 in Washington, DC. Rep. Gaetz held the press conference to call for transparency in the impeachment inquiry.  (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

On Wednesday, a group of House Republicans stormed a closed-door impeachment hearing, delaying testimony from a Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine policy. This demonstration comes on the heels of Tuesday’s explosive testimony from William Taylor, former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who recounted "irregular, informal" channels used by the Trump White House to conduct foreign policy. On Twitter, Trump continues to lash out at the investigation which he has compared to a "lynching." We'll discuss the latest developments.

Guests:

Kimberly Atkins, senior correspondent, WBUR; former chief Washington reporter and columnist, Boston Herald

Scott Anderson, fellow in governance studies, The Brookings Institution; senior fellow in the National Security Law Program, Columbia Law School; senior editor and counsel, Lawfare

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