Who are the five key people in the Donald Trump impeachment hearings 

The televised impeachment hearings began on Wednesday with a second hearing on Friday, both broadcast live across America.

As proceedings unfold previously little known witnesses, and members of Congress, will become household names.

Bill Taylor

The first witness to be called on Wednesday was Bill Taylor, the US chargé d’affaires in Kyiv.

He was chosen by Democrats to lead off for two reasons – the damning nature of a 324-page deposition he has already given in private, and his personal background.

Bill Taylor served in Vietnam


Mr Taylor, 72, has served the country for 50 years, starting as a cadet at West Point, as an infantry officer in Vietnam, at Nato, and at the state department.

In his deposition behind closed doors…

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