A concise look at what happened on each day of the Trump impeachment hearings
George Petras and Jim Sergent, USA TODAY
Updated 9:18 a.m. EST Nov. 22, 2019
We know President Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for a favor on July 25: Investigate political rival Joe Biden and his son for business dealings in Ukraine. At the same time, $391 million in U.S. military assistance to Ukraine was left in limbo.
Just how connected was the favor to the aid?
Using the presidential office for personal or political gain, including getting a favor for a favor – known as quid pro quo – is illegal. House Intelligence Committee members have pushed or ridiculed the connection in their sharply partisan questioning of ambassadors, diplomats and other witnesses.
On the fifth day and 11th and 12th witnesses in the public impeachment hearings, the answer depends on which side of the committee you’re sitting. Republicans admit to an unfortunate choice of words and aid delayed — but not denied. Democrats have gone as far as “bribery.”
We’ve distilled each day’s hearings down to their key elements along with Trump’s Twitter reactions to help you better see the developments and possibly help you find your own answers.