The public hearings surrounding the impeachment of President Donald Trump began last week and, according to four officials on Tuesday, the case continues today in the House of Representatives. On Wednesday, November 20, another two hearings are scheduled to begin at 9:00 am CET (6:00 pm CET) and then resume at 2:30 pm CET. ET (11.30 am PT).
The first session focuses on Gordon Sondland, Ambassador to the European Union. Sondland was mentioned in Ambassador Bill Taylor's statement last week as saying that he had talked with Trump about the investigation of Joe and Hunter Biden across Ukraine.
In the afternoon, Laura Cooper gave testimony to Deputy Defense Secretary for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and the official responsible for overseeing US military aid to Ukraine. Also testifying is David Hale, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs. You can learn more about the upcoming witnesses at CBS News.
The legislature is investigating whether Trump should be removed from office because of his behavior towards Ukraine. These include a phone call in July, in which he seems to have asked the President of Ukraine, former US Vice President Joe Biden, who is currently a Democratic presidential candidate, and his son Hunter's connections to a Ukrainian gas company in exchange for US military aid
The Speaker of Parliament Nancy Pelosi initiated a formal impeachment trial in September. She has since accused the president of corruption. Trump called the investigation "a joke." Full coverage of hearings on impeachment can be found here.
So you can join.
How can I watch?
Various news channels and outlets will broadcast the hearings live. A number of broadcasters, including CBS, NBC, ABC and PBS, as well as cable news broadcasters Fox News, MSNBC, CNN and CSPAN, have prevented the regular broadcasting of live transmissions of the proceedings. (Disclosure: CNET is a division of CBS Interactive that belongs to CBS.)
You can stream the consultation online for free on sites such as CBS News or on the YouTube channels of the House Intelligence Committee. The morning session is embedded at the top, and the second session from the channel of the house is embedded below.
What time does it start?
The first hearing is expected to begin on Wednesday, November 20 at 9:00 am CET (6:00 am CET).
Who is expected to appear?
Gordon Sondland, Ambassador to the European Union, will appear in the first session.
At Wednesday afternoon's hearing, David Hale, Under-Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Laura Cooper, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, will be responsible for overseeing US military aid to Ukraine.
Are more hearings planned?
More hearings are scheduled for Thursday, a tweet by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said.
Where can I learn more about the impeachment hearings?
CBS News provides full coverage of the hearings and impeachment investigation, including a live blog.
Originally published on 12th November.
Update, November 20: Adds information to Wednesday's hearings.
Correction, November 14: An earlier version of this story was described by Joe Biden incorrectly. He is a Democratic presidential candidate.