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Trump defends himself ahead of impeachment public hearings that start Wednesday Updated: 2019-11-13 16:38:57 KST

The impeachment inquiry officially enters the public-facing phase on Wednesday with the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, George Kent, testifying before the House. And the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, will be in the hotseat on Friday.
The public hearings are expected to be a turning point for Trump, as it will be an opportunity for Americans to hear their testimonies directly and be the judge of the Ukraine Scandal.
Not surprisingly, Trump has been tweeting relentlessly to defend his stance and attack the Democrats.
In his latest Tweet on Tuesday, Trump said he will be "releasing the transcript of the first, and therefore more important, phone call with the Ukrainian President" in the coming days.
It appears the move is aimed at highlighting there was no unfair external pressure on Ukraine to investigate Trump's political rivals.
President Trump also complained that Democrats are relying on "2nd and 3rd hand witnesses," arguing that many of them are what he calls "Never Trumpers."
He then claimed that all they need to do is read the transcript with his Ukrainian counterpart.
President Trump also attacked Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
He said Joe Biden should testify about allegations he abused his power by pressuring a Ukrainian prosecutor to resign to stop any investigation of his son's role on the board of a Ukrainian gas firm.
KIM Da-mi, Arirang News.
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