House Dems Release Short Video To Capture Most Damning Inquiry Moments

Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during the impeachment inquiry before the House Intelligence Committee on November 13, 2019. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

In an attempt to make the sprawling impeachment inquiry and the cast of characters it orbits digestible, House Democrats have produced a two-minute movie-trailer-style video aimed at highlighting the most damning moments for President Donald Trump during last month’s hearings.

Politico first obtained the video and attributed it to House Democrats.

Set to ominous music, clips of the testimony chase each other across the screen after title cards sum up each official and his or her part in the story.

For example, before Director for European Affairs of the National Security Council Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman describes his visceral reaction to listening in on Trump’s call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, he is identified as “the Purple Heart recipient on Trump’s National Security Council who heard Trump’s call.”

The video also features former top diplomat to Ukraine Bill Taylor, former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, former NSC senior director Fiona Hill, diplomat David Holmes and Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland.

“The facts aren’t contested,” reads a title card at the video’s conclusion. “Only whether Republicans will do their duty and stand up.”

Watch here via Politico.

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