The House Intelligence Committee held the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump's Ukraine dealings on Wednesday. William Taylor, the U.S. charge d'affaires in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent testified, revealing new details on Trump's handling of an alleged push to force Ukraine to announce investigations into Trump's political opponents. Taylor said he heard Trump was more concerned with "the investigations" into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son than Ukraine. Kent said "politically motivated investigations" were "infecting" the Trump administration's foreign policy decisions. Republicans on the committee questioned Taylor and Kent's ability to testify accurately, characterizing their recollections as hearsay. Trump has maintained his dealings with Ukraine were "perfect."
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