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George P. Kent: American diplomat
George P. Kent is an American diplomat serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs since September 4, 2018. As a United States Foreign Service officer, his early service has included assignments in the U.S. diplomatic missions to Poland, Thailand and Uzbekistan. In 2004, he was assigned to serve as deputy political counselor in Kyiv, Ukraine, and was deputy chief of mission in Kyiv from 2015 to 2018.

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Impeachment updates: Diplomats reveal new details at first hearing

Bill Taylor and George Kent said they became increasingly alarmed over an "irregular" effort to pressure Ukraine
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State Department officials stand up to Trump as public impeachment hearings begin

Career diplomats took center stage as public impeachment hearings got underway into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and Ambassador William..
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Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled [Video]Ukraine probing whether U.S. envoy was surveilled

Ukraine's interior ministry announced an investigation into the possible illegal surveillance of the then American ambassador to Kiev, Marie Yovanovitch, following messages contained in documents..

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Democrats to release draft impeachment report Monday [Video]Democrats to release draft impeachment report Monday

Democrats leading an impeachment probe into U.S. President Donald Trump continue their efforts apace this week, with a draft report expected Monday, a committee vote Tuesday, and a possible public..

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Trump impeachment hearings confirm 'no quid pro quo' defense is a lie

As Bill Taylor and George Kent testified, Ukraine needed military aid, and Donald Trump cared less about Ukraine than about the Biden probe: Our view
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Final rounds of questioning in Day 1 of impeachment hearings

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee took turns lobbing questions at the first two witnesses in the impeachment hearings: William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and..
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Witnesses are asked if they consider themselves "Never Trumpers"

Rep. Eric Swalwell, a Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, asked the two witnesses at Wednesday's impeachment hearing whether they consider themselves "Never Trumpers," as President Trump has..
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Kent: "No factual basis" for allegations Ukraine interfered in 2016 election

Questioned by Democratic counsel Wednesday, George Kent, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, testified there is "no factual basis" for allegations that Ukraine interfered in..
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Kent: Giuliani's "smear campaign" against Ambassador Yovanovitch was "ubiquitous" in spring of 2019

Rep. Andre Carson, a Democrat, questioned George Kent, assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, on Wednesday about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who was..
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Questioning of impeachment witnesses gets heated

As House Intelligence Committee members took turns questioning William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and State Department official George Kent, several Republican members forcefully..
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Adam ​Schiff begins opening round of questioning of Taylor and Kent

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and counsel Daniel Goldman spent 45 minutes questioning the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and State Department Deputy Assistant..
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Devin Nunes begins Republican questioning of Taylor and Kent

Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, and counsel Steve Castor spent 45 minutes questioning the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, William Taylor, and State Department..
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George Kent testifies at impeachment hearing — read his statement

In open congressional testimony, Kent said he though Giuliani's attempts "to gin up politically motivated investigations" were "infecting" U.S.-Ukraine relations
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Read George Kent’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

Mr. Kent, a senior State Department official, appeared on Capitol Hill for testimony Wednesday as the impeachment hearings began.
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'Future of the presidency' at stake as Trump impeachment hearings kick off

'future of the presidency' at stake as trump impeachment hearings kick off
WASHINGTON - Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency..
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​George Kent: Giuliani's efforts were "infecting" Ukraine policy

State Department Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent described on Wednesday his credentials and commitment to advancing U.S. interests and freedom in Ukraine. He then detailed what he saw as an..
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Who Is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

Mr. Kent, the department’s top Ukraine official, is known for pushing good governance causes without regard for whom he might offend.
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Bill Taylor and George Kent are set to testify publicly Wednesday. Here's what they've said so far.

Ahead of the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry, read what officials George Kent and Bill Taylor have already said in private.
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Here’s What to Expect in the Trump Impeachment Inquiry Public Hearings

William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, are set to appear for joint testimony on Capitol Hill.
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Trump impeachment inquiry to go public with Bill Taylor, George Kent testimony: the latest

The impeachment inquiry will move into the public eye Wednesdayas House Democrats call their first two witnesses –William Taylor and George Kent.
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Public Hearings in the Impeachment Inquiry Start Wednesday. Here’s What to Expect.

William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine policy, are set to appear for joint testimony on Capitol Hill.
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Top takeaways from George Kent's newly released impeachment inquiry testimony

George Kent described a "campaign of lies" against former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, guided by Rudy Giuliani.
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House releases George Kent testimony transcript

The House Intelligence Committee has released the transcript from the impeachment inquiry testimony of state department official George Kent. Jeff Mason, a White House correspondent for Reuters,..
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State Department official's testimony details efforts to pressure Ukraine

In newly released testimony, a career official in the State Department said President Trump wanted the leader of Ukraine to make a public statement including the words, "investigations, Biden and..
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House releases transcript of testimony by top State Department official George Kent

The House has released the testimony of State Department official George Kent, who testified before the joint House committees conducting the impeachment inquiry on October 15. CBSN political..
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Lawmakers release impeachment probe testimony of senior State Department official

The House committees leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump released a transcript on Thursday of a closed-door deposition of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent.
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House Democrats announce first public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry

The first public impeachment hearings will be held on Nov. 13 with Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent.
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