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Dems, GOP argue over whistleblower ID at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans at the start of the first public hearing of Donald Trump’s impeachment investigation immediately pushed Democrats to hear from the anonymous whistleblower who sparked the inquiry. GOP Rep. Michael Conaway of Texas asked that the panel issue a subpoena for the still-unknown whistleblower to appear in closed session. But Rep. Adam Schiff, the Democratic chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, denied the request Wednesday, saying it would be considered later. “We will do everything necessary to protect the whistleblower’s identity,” Schiff said. The panel opened the extraordinary process to determine whether the 45th president of the United States should be...


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