WATCH: Denny Heck’s full questioning of George Kent and Bill Taylor | Trump impeachment hearings

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  • Published on Nov 13, 2019
  • Rep. Denny Heck, D-Wash., questioned George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, and Bill Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, in the first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. Heck asked Kent and Taylor how the U.S.' current policy goals laid can make their jobs harder. "When American leaders ask foreign governments to investigate their potential rivals, doesn't that make it harder for us to advocate on behalf of those democratic values?" Kent agreed, saying it affects diplomats' credibility when foreign governments hear one thing on the ground and hear something else from leaders. Taylor agreed. The probe centers around a July phone call in which Trump asked the president of Ukraine to investigate former vice president and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son, Hunter. Both Kent and Taylor testified to lawmakers in October behind closed doors.
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Comments • 57

  • Gary Dixon
    Gary Dixon 23 days ago

    Denny Heck went out in the woods to search his own sole for answers about impeaching Trump? Who ever he talked with, told him the "Rule of law" was the most important thing. Of course he forgot to mention Comeys Rule of Law. That impeachment is mandatory. . . .If a cougar would have taken him to feed her Cubs, I would feel sorry for his family, as they grieved. However, the State of Washington would be so much better off without this maudlin idiot representing it.

  • 65 TossPowerTrap
    65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago

    Heck is such a snowflake.

  • James Gilliam
    James Gilliam 29 days ago

    If any of y'all believe these gangsters Democrats y'all need your head check. And plus this show was directed by Adam Schiff.

  • James Gilliam
    James Gilliam 29 days ago

    Denny Heck who give a dam about what the hell you think. Because you are a dirty ass politician that don't give a dam about american people. And don't you dare sit the hell up there and act like you a super hero because your not. And like I call it y'all is the most crooked corrupt Democratic party that hate the president and you know it.

  • Andrew LaMothe
    Andrew LaMothe 29 days ago +2

    Any of you who think there is any evidence here of high crimes or misdemeanors by Trump must be acting on a bias and hatred because this whole thing is pathetic. The goal posts have moved so many times I don’t even know what they are trying to prove anymore. It sounds like today it’s bribery? SchiffHead comes off so poorly it’s embarrassing to my home state of California. Combined with the clown cart that is the Democrat candidates I’m not sure how one could vote for any Democrats after watching this debacle. Not to mention the 3 year Russia hoax. This Congress is absolutely useless.

  • Daniel Tucker
    Daniel Tucker 29 days ago

    DENNY HECK CRY COWARD CRY PIECE OF DEMON DIARRGEA GFY DENNY OR OPEN A RESTAURANT FROM YOUR POLITICAL FRAUD MONEY.

  • Roy Tsusui
    Roy Tsusui 29 days ago

    Partisan far left hack! What a phoney P O S. F U STUPID.

  • BigEd Wyman
    BigEd Wyman Month ago

    ALL THE CORRUPTION AND CRIMES OF THE CLINTONS OBAMA AND BIDENS ARE SUPPORTED BY THE RETARDED ASSHOLE DEMOCRATS

  • melanoficus
    melanoficus Month ago +3

    Woo, Danny Heck knows how to twist the facts ... Just because Hunter's dad is running for president does not give him immunity from investigation. Joseph Biden corruptly bribed Ukraine to stop the investigation of his son's involvement with the notorious corrupt Burisma energy company. And because Joe Biden is running for president this cannot be investigated ... ? You must be joking. Come on, get a life, you bunch of hypocrites ...

  • melanoficus
    melanoficus Month ago +2

    The B H Obama administration was deep up to its eyebrows in Soviet style machinations against its political opponents .... Denny Heck is such a selectively flexible standard hypocrite in trying to pin this on DJT. I did not know which was the most corrupt WH admin in US history, but now I believe Obama's takes the cake ...

    • 65 TossPowerTrap
      65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago

      Heck is a showboating idiot. The American people see right through his hysterics. Trump 2020!!!!

  • Stone Lover
    Stone Lover Month ago +2

    The end is near.

  • mitchellkarera
    mitchellkarera Month ago +5

    Anybody know how many lies Adam Schiff told today? I was betting over the Vegas over/under line of 43. Thanks

    • 65 TossPowerTrap
      65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago

      Stone how much does Soros pay you to lie about the President?

    • mitchellkarera
      mitchellkarera 27 days ago

      @Sharyl Lee Clutch, mother zilch. I'm leaving in 6 hours with your billion.

    • Bugsea
      Bugsea 27 days ago

      name one?

    • mitchellkarera
      mitchellkarera Month ago +1

      @Sharyl Lee Lennon (John, that is) would twist the English language similarly as you. I miss him...but I don't imagine you ever acquiring John's humanity and wit. May God have mercy on you, swine.

    • mitchellkarera
      mitchellkarera Month ago +1

      @Diana Hulstine Ye, GODS girl. Look at you. You're so infected and consumed with Trump Derangement Syndrome that you're calling your fellow Americans "Russians." I'll pray for you tonight. After that you're on your own.

  • JACK ROMO
    JACK ROMO Month ago +1

    SWAMP CREATURES KENT AND TAYLOR WITH NO EVIDENCE JUST OPINION

    • Diana Hulstine
      Diana Hulstine 29 days ago

      @JACK ROMO if you support Trump you are no Christian you worship the devil because Trump is Satan himself

    • JACK ROMO
      JACK ROMO 29 days ago

      Hey be cool sister. We are watching one Mob over throw another Mob. This is historic.

    • JACK ROMO
      JACK ROMO 29 days ago

      When one Mob over runs another Mob. LOL

    • JACK ROMO
      JACK ROMO 29 days ago

      At least Russia is Christian

    • Diana Hulstine
      Diana Hulstine Month ago +1

      JACK ROMO GO BACK TO RUSSIA

  • Nelson H
    Nelson H Month ago +11

    What is surprising that fact that the loose term used to state "At the pleasure of the President" was only used to state complete servitude to a King. We do not have a kingdom. We have a democracy, and this surprises us here. Servitude left with slavery. To encourage this is to imply that we are unable to think beyond an authoritarian dictatorship. That is why we have schools and colleges to educate us to aspire to any heights within a democracy. Also implies that we want to keep a kingship because we are so dependent on authoritarian rule that we need not view anything else because we have a King. Sorry, this is not the American way of life, ever. We have elections for a reason. We may have poorest to richest citizens become highly capable to reach great heights to be a part of the American system of Rule of Law. Foolish to relinquish our rights that have been fought long and hard, to be given to a clown(🤡) that obviously has no interest in this Nation. Proper vetting is needed to have a leader, not a boss. Very fine difference! Let the impeachment proceed, may the Almighty have mercy on us all, if this turns out another four years of having a democracy without a true leader who is trying to stay out of jail because he's been exposed for what he truly is, authoritarian business person that seems to have connections to overule any laws that are part of the American way with the acceptance of his servants to rule over the People of the United States of America.

    • 65 TossPowerTrap
      65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago +1

      Democrats are prolific liars. Trump 2020!!

    • Buck Kahuna
      Buck Kahuna 28 days ago +1

      How is President Trump a dictator and why would you compare him to such?

    • Diana Hulstine
      Diana Hulstine Month ago

      Nelson H bravo the truth something that this administration knows not

  • Mary Hamm
    Mary Hamm Month ago +14

    I have heard enough over the last 3 years to know that Trump is a Traitor, should be removed from office, and sent to prison. What Republicans are doing is twisting the truth until it looks innocent

    • melanoficus
      melanoficus Month ago +2

      On the contrary DJT is in the front ranks of the most patriotic presidents the USA ever had .... Clinton, Bush, Obama rank amongst the most treasonous presidents the USA ever had. We live in the information access era ... use the opportunity to learn whats really going on ... don't live in the echo chamber of the proletariat

    • Linda Houston
      Linda Houston Month ago +2

      D Jackson listen to the hearings and you'll find your proof!

    • D Jackson
      D Jackson Month ago +3

      Shouldn't people be found guilty under the law before being sent to prison? I'm no expert, but I thought it was innocent until PROVEN guilty, not presumed guilty until proven innocent.

  • CHARLES R. WALLACE
    CHARLES R. WALLACE Month ago

    1:44 - we are Nation building

  • CHARLES R. WALLACE
    CHARLES R. WALLACE Month ago +7

    Give em Heck, Denny.

    • 65 TossPowerTrap
      65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago

      Heck is CRYING. Someone get him a HANKY!!! There is no crying in Congress!!!!! TRUMP 2020!!

    • CHARLES R. WALLACE
      CHARLES R. WALLACE Month ago

      @Jody Sheridan he ran in the 3rd CD, in 2010; he couldn't overcome the GOP strong hold and that sucks for SW Washington.

    • Jody Sheridan
      Jody Sheridan Month ago

      He's my Representitive too! I can't wait to put his campaign sign up in the yard again.

  • manuel kyriakakis
    manuel kyriakakis Month ago +10

    Didn't Trump already admit to this bribery attempt against the Ukranians on live TV?

    • 65 TossPowerTrap
      65 TossPowerTrap 27 days ago

      Yasou you liar.

    • melanoficus
      melanoficus Month ago

      @manuel kyriakakis sorry to tell you ... you're confused ... it was BIDEN who admitted it, NOT Trump -- very easy to check that -- Google it. Google, CNN, MSNBC, Twitter, Facebook etc are against Trump, and if what you said was true, they would ensure that it was everywhere to be seen, not like looking for a needle in a haystack ... We live in confusing times ... and then some smoke dope to make themselves even more confused -- hopefully that is not your case ...

    • BigEd Wyman
      BigEd Wyman Month ago +1

      @melanoficus BIDEN MOST CERTAINLY DID BRAG ABOUT IT NOT TRUMP

    • manuel kyriakakis
      manuel kyriakakis Month ago

      @melanoficus yes he DID, I seen IT.

    • melanoficus
      melanoficus Month ago

      No he did NOT. You are fabricating ... i o w lying ...

  • merredith ann hansen
    merredith ann hansen Month ago +2

    wow. who's violating the laws?? lmao

  • Jason Merrill
    Jason Merrill Month ago

    SURPRISE COMING! DEMOCRATS, GET YOUR TISSUES. TRUMP-PENCE 2020