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Kate Riga

Kate Riga is a news writer for Talking Points Memo based in New York City. Before joining TPM, Kate was the political reporter for The Southampton Press. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and a native of Philadelphia.

Articles by Kate

As House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) banged his gavel, a monumental day in a historic impeachment inquiry got underway Wednesday. A bow-tied Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and solemn Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor raised their right hands and the first public hearing of the inquiry began.

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In top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor’s opening statement Wednesday, he said that his staff was present when Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland called President Donald Trump about meetings in Kyiv. Taylor said that the President asked him about the “investigations,” clearly referring to the bogus investigation into the Bidens he hoped Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky would help launch.

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