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The view before Marie Yovanovitch's impeachment hearing. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee wrapped up on Thursday its planned schedule of public testimony in its impeachment inquiry, holding seven hearings with 12 witnesses over the past two weeks.

The big picture: The committee heard hours of testimony from witnesses who were both working on the ground in Ukraine and within the Trump administration at the time of the alleged White House pressure campaign against the Ukrainian government to secure an investigation into the Biden family's business dealings.

Nov. 13: Bill Taylor and George Kent's testimony

  • In a new revelation, Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified that a member of his staff overheard EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland on July 26 discussing "the investigations" on a phone call with Trump.

Nov. 15: Marie Yovanovitch's testimony

  • Trump took to Twitter as Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, testified to attack her diplomatic career, saying that everywhere she served "went bad." Yovanovitch said that she felt the tweets were "very intimidating" after House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) read them to her.

Nov. 19, a.m.: Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams' testimony

  • Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert, and Williams, an aide to Vice President Pence, both used their opening statements to say that they found the July 25 call between Trump and Zelensky to be "improper" and "unusual," respectively.

Nov. 19, p.m.: Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison's testimony

  • Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, was part of a group of officials who worked with Rudy Giuliani to push Ukraine to announce investigations into Trump's political rivals, though he testified Tuesday that he was not aware that the investigation would involve Joe Biden.
  • Morrison, the former National Security Council Russia adviser, testified that Sondland informed him that nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine would be released if Zelensky announced the investigations.

Nov. 20, a.m. Gordon Sondland's testimony

  • Sondland said that he worked with Rudy Giuliani "at the express direction" of President Trump on matters involving Ukraine.
  • He also confirmed that a quid pro quo preconditioning a White House meeting in exchange for an investigation into the Biden family's business dealings in Ukraine took place and "reflected President Trump's desires and requirements."

Nov. 20, p.m.: Laura Cooper and David Hale's testimony

  • Cooper, a Pentagon official, testified that, after the transcript of her closed-door deposition was released on Nov. 11, members of her staff brought her two unclassified State Department emails revealing that the Ukrainian embassy was inquiring about the military aid on July 25 — the same day as Trump's call with Zelensky.

Nov. 21: Fiona Hill and David Holmes' testimony

  • Hill, Trump's former top Russia adviser, testified that a "fictional narrative" about Ukraine and a conspiracy theory alleging its interference in the 2016 presidential election, driven by partisan politics, distracted Trump from the real threat that Russia poses to America's democracy.
  • Hill also said she had a conflict with Sondland over his claim that he was working on Ukraine policy at Trump's direction — to pursue what she termed a "domestic political errand."

What's next, via Axios' Alayna Treene: House Intelligence Committee staffers have been drafting a report that they plan to deliver to the Judiciary Committee in the coming weeks that lays out their case for impeachment, two sources familiar with their plans tell Axios.

  • Democratic members on the Intelligence Committee say they expect the impeachment inquiry to be handed off to Judiciary soon after Thanksgiving recess, if not immediately upon Congress' return.
  • House Democratic leadership is still hoping to wrap their role in the impeachment process by the end of 2019, but they are hesitant to lay out a distinct timeline in case key witnesses close to Trump — like his former national security advisor John Bolton — decide to comply.

Go deeper ... Trump-Ukraine scandal: The key players, dates and documents

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CCP releases two jailed Canadians after Huawei CFO deal with DOJ

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Two Canadians imprisoned by the Chinese government for over 1,000 days have been released and are expected to arrive in Canada on Saturday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.

Why it matters: Their release comes hours after Huawei Technologies CFO Meng Wanzhou reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice that resolves the criminal charges against her and could pave the way for her to return to China.

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Arizona GOP's private recount of 2020 election confirms Biden's win

Contractors working on behalf of the GOP examine and recount 2020 ballots at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix in May. Photo: Courtney Pedroza/Getty Images

In an odd coda to the 2020 election, private contractors conducting a GOP-commissioned recount in Arizona confirmed President Biden’s win in Maricopa County.

Why it matters: The unofficial, party-driven recount has been heavily covered on cable news as part of former President Trump's continued effort to sow doubt about the election result.

Del Rio bridge camp empty following Haitian migrant surge

A boy bathes himself in a jug of water inside a migrant camp at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sept. 21 in Del Rio, Texas. Photo: John Moore/Getty Images

The last migrants camping under the Del Rio International Bridge, which connects Texas and Mexico, departed on Friday, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced during a White House press briefing.

Driving the news: Thousands of migrants, mostly from Haiti, had arrived to the makeshift camp after crossing the southern border seeking asylum. Roughly 1,800 migrants will now head to U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing centers.