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Read the opening statements in the People impeachment hearings

State Department official George Kent and Bill Taylor, who Consented to Direct the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv Following the Sudden ouster of Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, Would Be the first two witnesses to Announce publicly in the Home impeachment Query to President Donald Trump Wednesday.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., delivered opening comments, followed by an opening statement by the ranking Republican on the committee, Rep. Devin Nunes of California, then statements against the 2 witnesses.

Read the comments as prepared for shipping below. This post will upgrade as announcements are delivered.