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Politics Nov 17Aide recounts actions tying Trump to delay in Ukraine funds
Gordon Sondland, President Trump’s emissary to the European Union, said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” a…
Politics Nov 15Ambassador Yovanovitch testifies her ouster helped ‘shady interests’
Career diplomat Marie Yovanovitch is expected to relay her striking story of being suddenly recalled by Donald Trump and told to “watch my back.”…
Politics Nov 14Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine. “It’s perfectly wrong. It’s bribery,” she said.
Politics Nov 14Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public
Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office. Republicans counter that the hearing showed none of that.
Politics Nov 11DoD witness, Laura Cooper, said officials objected to stopping Ukraine aid
That was the testimony of Laura Cooper, a Defense Department official, whose deposition was released Monday in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Politics Nov 08Democrats release Hill and Vindman impeachment transcripts
Impeachment investigators released the testimony of Fiona Hill, a former White House Russia adviser, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer assigned to the National Security Council. Both testified about their concerns as Trump pushed Ukraine for investigations of…
Politics Nov 08Mulvaney skips impeachment probe interview, defying subpoena
The acting White House chief of staff did not show up for his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation.
Politics Nov 07Kent testified he was told to ‘lay low’ on Ukraine policy, transcript shows
George Kent, a career official at the State Department, also raised concerns about the Trump administration's recall of its Ukraine ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch.
Politics Nov 07John Bolton fails to appear before impeachment investigators
Even as Bolton was a no-show, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence came to the Capitol to speak with impeachment investigators.
Politics Nov 05House Democrats release Volker and Sondland transcripts
Democrats Tuesday released hundreds of pages of testimony from two top diplomats: Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine, and Gordon Sondland, the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union.