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Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches
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Giuliani Faces US Probe on Campaign Finance, Lobbying Breaches

WASHINGTON — Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possible campaign finance violations and a failure to register as a foreign agent as part of an active investigation into his financial dealings, according... Read More

Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles
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Cellphone Call From Ukraine Could Compound Trump’s Troubles

WASHINGTON — When Donald Trump was constructing the opulent Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan four decades ago, he was infuriated when he saw a thin layer of golden-hued marble lining the walls and column in the lobby, and ordered aides... Read More

Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
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Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public
2019-11-14 18:57:18
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The first public impeachment hearing on Capitol Hill in two decades featured somber House Democrats, stoic witnesses, an angry but somewhat bungled response by House Republicans attempting to defend President Donald Trump without addressing the allegations against him,... Read More

Job No. 1 for Democrats is to Keep Impeachment Hearing From Spinning Out of Control
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Job No. 1 for Democrats is to Keep Impeachment Hearing From Spinning Out of Control

WASHINGTON — Democrats’ top priority as they open the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is to keep it serious and straightforward, but also engaging. They need to avoid the yawns that followed testimony of... Read More

In This Tiny California ‘Trump Country’ Town, Folks Hear the Impeachment Talk, But It Feels a World Away
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In This Tiny California ‘Trump Country’ Town, Folks Hear the Impeachment Talk, But It Feels a World Away

TAFT, Calif. — On the road into Taft, fields of fruit trees give way to orchards of oil rigs nodding on golden hills that shimmer against a blue sky like creased velvet. This tiny oil town two hours northwest of... Read More

Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower
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Republican Moderate Breaks With Party Over Identifying Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump moves into a public phase this week, leading Democrats — joined by at least one GOP lawmaker — on Sunday rejected Republican demands for public testimony by the whistleblower whose complaint... Read More

Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Undecided About Impeachment
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Poll: 1 in 4 Americans Undecided About Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Americans are divided about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and as the House prepares for public hearings next week, roughly 1 in 4 remain uncertain, providing a large audience that could be especially swayed by the... Read More

House to Hold First Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week
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House to Hold First Public Impeachment Hearings Next Week
2019-11-07 13:34:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats announced Wednesday that they will hold their first public hearings as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week. In a brief statement, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said William Taylor,... Read More

Trump to Add White House Aides for Impeachment Fight
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Trump to Add White House Aides for Impeachment Fight

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expected to hire a pair of new aides dedicated to responding to the House’s expanding impeachment investigation, according to two people familiar with the plan. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and Tony Sayegh,... Read More

Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections
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Analysis: A Year Out, Here’s Four Scenarios for 2020 Elections

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump’s surprise victory in 2016, there’s a saturating fear of projecting elections. Nearly three years into his presidency, and with one year left in his first term, there are multiple potential outcomes for the 2020 elections.... Read More

Impeachment Transcripts Show Democrats Probing Trump Hotel, Emoluments
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Impeachment Transcripts Show Democrats Probing Trump Hotel, Emoluments

WASHINGTON — House Democratic investigators have not been solely focused on President Donald Trump allegedly pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival as they have questioned witnesses in the impeachment inquiry, a transcript of one of the closed-door depositions reveals.... Read More

In Blow to Trump, Sondland Changes Testimony
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In Blow to Trump, Sondland Changes Testimony
2019-11-05 21:22:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House investigators released hundreds of pages of testimony from two top diplomats Tuesday, including a bombshell: revised testimony from one of the men in which he admits he told a top Ukrainian official the country likely would not... Read More

House Releases First Depositions in Trump Impeachment Inquiry
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House Releases First Depositions in Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — House committees that have conducted the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump behind closed doors for the last six weeks released the first two transcripts of witness testimony Monday even as four other White House officials defied subpoenas... Read More

Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client
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Whistleblower’s Lawyer Offers GOP Chance to Question Client

WASHINGTON — The lawyer for the whistleblower behind the report that sparked a House impeachment inquiry said he’s offering Republicans the chance to question his client directly — but only in writing. Mark S. Zaid said on Twitter Sunday that... Read More

Pelosi Sets High Bar for Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Ironclad’ Proof
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Pelosi Sets High Bar for Impeachment Inquiry: ‘Ironclad’ Proof

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, offering her most expansive view of the impeachment probe to date, said she decided to advance the inquiry into President Donald Trump after his phone call with Ukraine’s leader provided her with the “clarity”... Read More

Trump’s Presidency On Treacherous New Ground After House Vote
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Trump’s Presidency On Treacherous New Ground After House Vote

WASHINGTON — Whether he says so or not, Donald Trump’s presidency stands on its most treacherous ground after the House voted Thursday to approve and proceed with its impeachment inquiry. The resolution, passed on a largely party-line 232-196 vote, does... Read More

House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment
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House Votes to Set Rules for Trump Impeachment
2019-11-01 12:22:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House of Representatives voted 232-196 on Thursday to endorse the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and establish the ground rules for the impending public phase of that process. The vote was almost entirely along... Read More

Impeachment on Collision Course With Possible Shutdown
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Impeachment on Collision Course With Possible Shutdown

WASHINGTON — Congress could navigate a shutdown and a presidential impeachment inquiry if lawmakers and the Trump administration can’t reach an agreement on government funding during the next three weeks. The two events haven’t overlapped before in the nation’s history.... Read More

Army Officer Gives Democrats Fresh Ammunition on Trump and Ukraine
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Army Officer Gives Democrats Fresh Ammunition on Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — A decorated Army officer assigned to the National Security Council told a House panel Tuesday that he was so alarmed by White House efforts to press Ukraine to investigate President Donald Trump’s political foes that he repeatedly complained... Read More

Democrats Release Proposed Resolution Outlining Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry
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Democrats Release Proposed Resolution Outlining Next Phase of Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-29 21:24:19
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Democrats unveiled a draft resolution Tuesday afternoon outlining the next phase of their impeachment inquiry after weeks of closed-door witness testimony. The document, which is scheduled to be marked up by the House Rules Committee Wednesday afternoon,... Read More

Congress to Hold First Floor Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
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Congress to Hold First Floor Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-28 21:41:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives will hold the first floor vote on the Trump impeachment inquiry, laying out the rules for the remainder of the ongoing investigation. The House Rules Committee is scheduled to start marking up the resolution... Read More

Democrat for Trump’s Home District to Lead Impeachment Panel
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Democrat for Trump’s Home District to Lead Impeachment Panel

WASHINGTON — The New York City lawmaker whose district includes much of Manhattan and Trump Tower has the inside track to take over a key congressional watchdog committee with a leading role in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump,... Read More

GOP Members Storm Impeachment Hearing, Alleging Lack of Access
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GOP Members Storm Impeachment Hearing, Alleging Lack of Access

WASHINGTON — Defying established security protocols, a cadre of House Republicans led by Minority Whip Steve Scalise and Rep. Matt Gaetz stormed the Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF) in the Capitol Visitor Center on Wednesday, where the top Pentagon official... Read More

Immediate Backlash Hits Trump After He Calls Impeachment Probe a ‘Lynching’
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Immediate Backlash Hits Trump After He Calls Impeachment Probe a ‘Lynching’

WASHINGTON — Conjuring memories of violent racially motivated murders and drawing an immediate bipartisan backlash, President Donald Trump on Tuesday described House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as a “lynching.” Trump made the statement in a morning tweet that began with a... Read More

Top US Diplomat in Ukraine Contradicts Trump’s Claim of No Quid Pro Quo
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Top US Diplomat in Ukraine Contradicts Trump’s Claim of No Quid Pro Quo

WASHINGTON — The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine told House impeachment investigators Tuesday that President Donald Trump directly linked an order to withhold much-needed American security aid to Ukraine to his demand that the country’s government publicly announce investigations into... Read More

Democrats’ Hope for Quick Impeachment is Looking a Bit More Complicated
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Democrats’ Hope for Quick Impeachment is Looking a Bit More Complicated

WASHINGTON — House Democrats’ hopes for a short and focused impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump are being put to the test by a string of new leads that could lengthen their investigation, as well as by some moderate Democrats... Read More

Mulvaney Says Trump Held Aid to Prod Ukraine
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Mulvaney Says Trump Held Aid to Prod Ukraine

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump withheld roughly $400 million in aid to Ukraine earlier this year in part to pressure its new government to investigate Democrats, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday, a stunning confirmation that... Read More

Pelosi Considers, Then Rejects Holding House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry
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Pelosi Considers, Then Rejects Holding House Vote on Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Amid growing political pressure from Republicans, House leaders on Tuesday began seriously gauging support among Democrats for holding a vote to formally establish the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump — even through the inquiry is already underway.... Read More

Schiff Says Secret Testimony Aimed at Keeping Trump in The Dark
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Schiff Says Secret Testimony Aimed at Keeping Trump in The Dark

WASHINGTON — House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff defended holding testimony behind closed doors in the impeachment inquiry he’s heading up against President Donald Trump, likening this phase of the investigation to a “grand jury.” “We want to make sure... Read More

Two Giuliani Associates Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry
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Two Giuliani Associates Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry
2019-10-10 20:43:27
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two Russian-born associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, were subpoenaed in the House impeachment inquiry just hours after their arrests on campaign finance charges. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have been tied to efforts by... Read More

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