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Laura Cooper and David Hale testify in President Trump impeachment hearing

House intelligence committee questions wealthy hotelier

WASHINGTON – Wednesday's second impeachment hearing has come to a close.

Department of Defense official Laura Cooper and David Hale, the No. 3 State Department official, testified into the evening as part of Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. It was the fourth of five impeachment hearings this week.

Cooper testified that her staff had given her new information that the Ukrainian Embassy had asked about military aid in July, earlier than was previously known.

Democrats are investigating President Donald Trump's requests that Ukraine investigate Democrats as the U.S. was withholding that security assistance.

The impeachment hearings start again Thursday morning, with former White House official Fiona Hill and diplomat David Holmes.