That’s all for the live blog today. Here’s a summary of where things stand:
- The House rules committee released its resolution outlining next steps on impeachment, which established that Adam Schiff’s intelligence committee would take the lead on public hearings.
- Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the national security council, testified behind closed doors to impeachment investigators. According to his opening statement, Vindman intended to testify that he had concerns after listening to Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president.
- The president attacked Vindman as a “never Trumper,” while some conservative commentators suggested that the Purple Heart recipient may not be entirely loyal to the United States because he was born in the Soviet Union. (Some commentators later walked back those comments following intense criticism.)
- British MPs approved Boris Johnson’s proposal to hold a general election on December 12, giving voters another chance to weigh in on Brexit after the prime minister failed to withdraw the UK from the EU by his set deadline of October 31.
- The House voted to recognize the Armenian Genocide for the first time in 35 years, in a rebuke of Turkey.