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Charlotte Talks: Previewing The Road Ahead For Impeachment Probe

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The White House

Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019

The country is divided on impeachment as the House opens its first public hearings. Will the hearings move the needle one way or the other?

Was President Trump's request for Ukraine's leader to "do us a favor" done with a personal political benefit in mind? Did he abuse his power? Obstruct justice?

Those are the questions guiding the House Intelligence Committee's public hearings, which begin Wednesday. (Listen to live NPR coverage of the hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday on 90.7 WFAE)

What has come out so far from private testimony has been damaging to the White House.

The hearings come as polls show the country split on impeachming and removing Trump.

We get analysis of the road ahead.

GUESTS

Michael Bitzer, Catawba College, chair of the Department of Politics (@BowTiePolitics)

Susan Roberts, Davidson College, professor of political science (@profsuroberts)

Bruce Jentleson, Duke University, professor of public policy and political science (@BWJ777)

A veteran of Charlotte radio news, Chris joined the "Charlotte Talks" staff in January 2016, but has been listening to WFAE since discovering the station as a high schooler.