• Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing: Hill Says Sondland Was on ‘Domestic Political Errand' for Trump

    A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment inquiry. In a riveting appearance on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hill also implored Republican lawmakers — and implicitly Trump himself — to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Fiona Hill Comments on Political Families' Conflicts of Interest

    When questioned about the potential for conflict of interest with children of government officials, former White House adviser Fiona Hill stated that “any family member of any member of the U.S. government, Congress or the Senate is open to all kinds of questions about optics.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Key Moments From Impeachment Hearings With Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper

    Here are the key moments from Wednesday’s public impeachment hearings, which included testimony from Gordon Sondland, ambassador to the European Union; Laura Cooper, assistant deputy secretary of defense; and David Hale, undersecretary of state for political affairs.

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Gordan Sondland: Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Through Giuliani

    Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted. “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Takeaways From Impeachment Hearing With Gordon Sondland

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior Trump administration officials who, he said, knew what was going on. He also confirmed the existence of...

  • PRESIDENT Nov 13, 2019

    Stone Trial Testimony Ends With Talk of Outreach to Kushner

    Testimony in the colorful trial of Roger Stone — featuring talk of dognapping and Godfather references — wrapped up Tuesday with a top Trump campaign official telling jurors that Stone tried to contact Jared Kushner to “debrief” him about hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Mulvaney Won't Sue Over Impeachment, Declines to Cooperate

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before changing his mind Monday and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Mulvaney Gets His Subpoena From House Democrats in Probe

    House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony Friday as they wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation. Despite the late-night subpoena, Mulvaney isn’t expected to appear for the interview Democrats have scheduled. The White House instructed its officials not to comply with...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Mulvaney Gets His Subpoena From House Democrats in Probe

    House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony Friday as they wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation. Despite the late-night subpoena, Mulvaney isn’t expected to appear for the interview Democrats have scheduled. The White House instructed its officials not to comply with...

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    AP Fact Check: Trump Assails a Process He Swore to Uphold

    President Donald Trump and his allies are crying foul over an impeachment process firmly rooted in the Constitution they swore to uphold. Trump is also assailing the lawyer for the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. He accurately noted the attorney’s expressions of hostility to his presidency while overlooking how the lawyer was a thorn in Hillary Clinton’s...

  • Donald Trump Nov 6, 2019

    Former US Envoy Marie Yovanovitch Says She Was Warned to ‘Watch My Back'

    It started with a warning to watch her back, that people were “looking to hurt” her. From there, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators, it escalated into a chilling campaign to fire her as President Donald Trump and his allies angled in Eastern Europe for political advantage at home. Testimony from Yovanovitch, released on Monday, offered...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Democrats Want Mulvaney to Testify in Impeachment Probe

    House investigators Tuesday asked President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff to appear before the impeachment inquiry, reaching to the highest levels of the White House as they prepare to release more transcripts from the closed-door proceedings. Investigators say Mick Mulvaney’s news conference last month amounted to “nothing less than a televised confession” of Trump’s efforts to have Ukraine investigate...

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Roger Stone Trial Begins

    Roger Stone’s trial begins as he walked into federal court this Tuesday morning. Stone is accused of lying to congress and pressuring another person to lie as well.

  • Donald Trump Nov 5, 2019

    Impeachment Inquiry: Yovanovitch, McKingly Transcripts Released

    House Democrats on Monday released the written record of testimony from two witnesses who say they were caught up in the Trump administration’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate the president’s political rivals. Those witnesses: former top State Department official Michael McKinley and former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Mueller Documents: Manafort Pushed Ukraine Hack Theory

    During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort’s deputy told investigators during the special counsel’s Russia probe. The unsubstantiated theory, advanced by President Donald Trump even after he took office, would later help trigger the impeachment inquiry now consuming the...

  • attorney Oct 31, 2019

    Bolton Summoned; 1st Big Vote Set on Impeachment Probe

    House investigators are asking former national security adviser John Bolton to testify in their impeachment inquiry, deepening their reach into the White House as the probe accelerates toward a potential vote to remove the president. Democratic lawmakers want to hear next week from Bolton, the hawkish former adviser who openly sparred over the administration’s approach to Ukraine — in particular,...

  • Associated Press Oct 31, 2019

    With DHS Head McAleenan Departing, Unclear Who Will Be in Charge

    A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection of the president and his family. Kevin McAleenan, the fourth person to hold the job in the Trump administration, had told colleagues that he would be...

  • Donald Trump Oct 30, 2019

    Threat to US Elections in 2020 Is Not Limited to Russia

    Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year’s vote as well. But it’s not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns abound not only about possible hacking of campaigns but also about the...

  • attorney Oct 30, 2019

    Colonel Testifies He Raised Concerns About Ukraine, Trump

    Defying White House orders, an Army officer serving with President Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified to impeachment investigators Tuesday that he twice raised concerns over the administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden. Alexander Vindman, a lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq and later as a diplomat, is the first official to testify who actually heard...

  • attorney Oct 29, 2019

    House Democrats Plan 1st Formal Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

    House Democrats are laying the groundwork for the next phase of their impeachment inquiry with a vote this week on a resolution to affirm the investigation, set rules for public hearings and outline the potential process for writing articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a vote on the resolution, which would be the first...

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