Yasmeen Sami Alamiri is the digital news editor for the PBS NewsHour.
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Nation Jan 27Lawyer says Mulvaney didn’t know about Bolton’s Ukraine conversation with Trump
"The latest story from the New York Times, coordinated with a book launch, has more to do with publicity than the truth," Mick Mulvaney's lawyer said in a statement.
World Jan 09Why Trump’s sanctions threat revives painful memories for Iraqis
Thirty years after devastating sanctions were first imposed on Iraq, President Donald Trump’s threat of new sanctions is a chilling reminder for Iraqis of the pain they experienced amid policies of global economic pressure.
Politics Dec 04WATCH: The Trump impeachment hearings – Judiciary Committee – Day 1
The House Judiciary Committee is taking up public impeachment hearings, starting on Wednesday.
Politics Dec 02Read the full GOP report on the House impeachment inquiry
The GOP report ultimately concluded that the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee’s hearings did not provide evidence that is sufficient to impeach President Donald Trump.
Politics Nov 04Read Michael McKinley’s full testimony in the impeachment inquiry
The testimony by former Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, Ambassador Michael McKinley to three House committees on the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump was released Monday.
World Oct 16Read Trump’s full letter to Turkey’s Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!’
President Donald Trump wrote a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that he can "destroy" the Turkish economy if Erdogan does not "work out a deal," presumably over the country's continued attacks on the Kurds in northern Syria.
World Oct 11Read the full opening statement by former U.S. ambassador Yovanovitch to House committees
The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, spoke in a closed-door testimony to three House committees Friday.
World Oct 08Trump wants out of ‘endless war,’ but pulling troops from northeast Syria could bring bloodshed
Though the president justified his decision by saying he will not keep the U.S. committed to an “endless war” in the Middle East, the alternative may open the door to other forces, that will not work in the U.S. or…
Politics Oct 04Read former special envoy Volker’s full prepared testimony on Trump-Ukraine controversy
According to a copy of the testimony Volker gave to a closed-door meeting of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and members of the Intelligence and Oversight Committees, released to PBS NewsHour by someone who had seen it, Volker said…
Politics Sep 25WATCH: Trump spoke to reporters amidst start of impeachment inquiry
President Donald Trump largely focused on everything but impeachment on Wednesday, when he held a press conference on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly.