The first round of public hearings on the impeachment process in the House of Representatives is set to begin on Wednesday. After weeks of closed statements, the House Intelligence Committee will hold two open hearings on Democrats' charges against President Donald Trump.
The Democrats are investigating whether Trump should be dismissed following a telephone conversation with the President of Ukraine and urge the Ukrainian leader to investigate former US Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Gas company in exchange for US military aid.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment trial in September. President Trump has called the investigation "dizziness". Full coverage of hearings on impeachment can be found here.
The first public hearing will take place on Wednesday at 1
How can I follow the hearing on impeachment?
A number of news channels and affiliates will stream the hearings live. The broadcast channels ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS and the cable news channels CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and CSPAN will prefer existing programs to offer live broadcasts of the process.
Those wishing to stream the hearing can do so for free at online news services such as CBSN and on the YouTube channel of the House Intelligence Committee. (Disclosure: CNET is a division of CBS Interactive that belongs to CBS.)
We have embedded the YouTube stream of the CBSN livestream above.
When does the hearing begin?
The first hearing began on Wednesday, November 13, at 10:00 CET (7:00 CET).
Who is expected to appear?
Bill Taylor, the Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Ukraine, and George Kent, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the European and Eurasian Office of the US State Department, are to testify.
Are more hearings planned?
A second hearing for this week is currently scheduled for Friday, November 15, at 9:00 am CET [6:45 pm] as Marie Yovanovitch, former US Ambassador to Ukraine, before the High House should appear committee.
Where can I learn more about the impeachment hearings?
CBS News reports extensively on the hearings and impeachment investigation, including a live blog.
This story was previously published and updated with additional links.