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    Public Impeachment Hearings Kick Off With New Details

    "It was crazy." That's how William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, described President Donald Trump's alleged effort to suspend military aid to Kyiv until Ukrainian officials probed his Democratic rivals. In the first public impeachment session, Taylor told House investigators yesterday about a previously undisclosed phone call between Trump and U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland. After the call, Taylor said Sondland told an aide that the president cared more about nailing Joe Biden than about helping Ukraine.

    What's next? House Democrats have too much momentum now to stop short of impeaching the president, some suggest — even if it risks further polarizing the country.

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