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Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short as ‘Complicated,’ Unclear Allegations Drive Inquiry Forward

House Democrats’ first impeachment inquiry public hearing was widely panned as the two career diplomats who testified failed to offer clear allegations of wrongdoing against Trump, and Democrats running the show found themselves on defense in response to the Republicans in the minority who were aggressive and effective in pushing their counter-narrative.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: Top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr. testifie

Nunes Stumps Impeachment Witness on Obama-Russia Hot Mic Moment: ‘Was That Inflammatory to the Ukrainians?’

House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (D-CA) used his opening line of questioning to demonstrate the instances of Ukrainian meddling in the presidential election against President Trump and reminded the witnesses – and Democrats on the committee – of former President Obama’s infamous “hot mic” moment with the former Russian president in 2012.

U.S. President Barack Obama, left, and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev chat during a bil