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Politics Nov 21Witness denounces ‘fictional’ Ukraine election interference
“I would ask that you please not promote politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests,” White House Russia analyst Fiona Hill is expected to say in an impeachment hearing.
Politics Nov 20Sondland says he worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’
He says that he and his colleagues did not want to involve the president's personal attorney in diplomacy efforts with Ukraine, but they were told to by the president.
Politics Nov 20Sondland, a central witness in Trump impeachment inquiry, testifies
Gordon Sondland, a wealthy hotelier Trump tapped as his ambassador to the European Union, is more directly entangled than any witness yet in the Republican president’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and Democrats in the…
Politics Nov 19White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams are testifying in the morning. The House will hear in the afternoon from former NSC official Timothy Morrison and Kurt Volker, the former Ukraine special envoy.
Politics Nov 18Read David Holmes’ full testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told House investigators, “someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call…
Politics Nov 18Read David Hale’s full testimony in Trump impeachment inquiry
Transcripts were released late Monday from interviews with David Holmes, the diplomat who overheard the call, and from David Hale, the State Department’s No. 3 official.
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.