The second day of public testimony in the Donald Trump impeachment inquiry is complete.
Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ intelligence committee. The hearing started at 9 a.m. ET.
The House is investigating allegations the U.S. president made the delivery of aid to Ukraine contingent upon a corruption probe into a political rival, former U.S. vice-president Joe Biden, and his businessman son, Hunter.
Trump has maintained a July conversation he had with the Ukrainian president — in which he sought a “favour” — was a “perfect” phone call.
He denies anything illegal happened and has called the impeachment inquiry a “witch hunt.”
Yovanovitch was let go earlier this year at Trump’s request. She said in a closed-door deposition last month that there was a “concerted campaign” against her as Trump and his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, pushed for probes of Biden and other political opponents.
Public hearings started on Wednesday with testimony from two other U.S. government officials, Bill Taylor and George Kent.
In the event that the Democrat-controlled House draws up articles of impeachment and votes to impeach the president, the matter then heads to the U.S. Senate, where the Republicans have a majority.
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— With files from The Associated Press