New revelations from first public hearings paint damning portrait of Trump

Washington (CNN)Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America’s interests for his own. In Wednesday’s most striking moment, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, revealed a previously undisclosed call between Trump and the US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland that took place a day after Trump’s notorious talk with Ukraine’s President in July. He said that an aide — who heard the call on a mobile phone while in a restaurant in a scenario that raised national security concerns — reported that Trump asked Sondland about “the investigations” into former Vice President Joe Biden that he had requested …