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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

Biden Breaks Silence on Impeachment, Saying For First Time Trump Must Go
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Biden Breaks Silence on Impeachment, Saying For First Time Trump Must Go
2019-10-09 21:30:17
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said for the first time publicly Wednesday that President Donald Trump has abused the powers of his office and must be impeached. Speaking to voters in New Hampshire, Biden accused Trump of "shooting... Read More

Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Trying to 'Normalize Lawlessness'
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Speaker Pelosi Accuses Trump of Trying to 'Normalize Lawlessness'
2019-10-09 15:13:57
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has responded to President Donald Trump's refusal to cooperate with a House impeachment investigation, accusing him of trying to "normalize lawlessness" and vowing he will be held accountable. On Tuesday afternoon, White House counsel... Read More

House Republicans Ask Trump Not to Blindside Them on Impeachment Moves
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House Republicans Ask Trump Not to Blindside Them on Impeachment Moves

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump blindsided key Republican allies on Tuesday when the White House blocked a diplomat’s testimony in the House impeachment probe, and the lawmakers later asked the president to make sure it doesn’t happen again, according to people... Read More

Analysis: Mostly Smoke, and Little Fire, From Republicans to Democrats on Impeachment
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Analysis: Mostly Smoke, and Little Fire, From Republicans to Democrats on Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Republicans are publicly celebrating impeachment as a political boon and trying to hold House Democrats’ feet to the fire with television ads and protests. But without credible challengers, it’s little more than expensive hot air. Last week, President... Read More

White House Orders Top Diplomat Not to Speak in House Impeachment Inquiry
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White House Orders Top Diplomat Not to Speak in House Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration directed a U.S. ambassador not to appear for a scheduled deposition as part of the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into the president Tuesday. House Democrats decried it as proof of President Donald Trump’s obstruction of... Read More

Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica
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Italy’s Spy Chief Met Twice With Barr to Aid Inquiry: Repubblica

ROME — Italy’s spy chief Gennaro Vecchione met twice in August with U.S. Attorney General William Barr and prosecutor John Durham to help an investigation into the scandal involving President Donald Trump’s possible ties to Russia, one of Italy’s leading... Read More

Second Whistleblower Emerges In Trump Impeachment Inquiry
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Second Whistleblower Emerges In Trump Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — A second whistleblower has come forward in the fast-developing impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, and more may be in the offing, raising the possibility of damaging new disclosures as people in proximity to the president begin to... Read More

A Day In The Life of The Impeachment Drama
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A Day In The Life of The Impeachment Drama
2019-10-04 18:15:45
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The scrum of photographers had been waiting for nearly an hour. Gathered at the railing of a stairwell adjacent to the U.S. Capitol visitor's center, they spoke casually amongst themselves, even as they subtly jockeyed for position and... Read More

Kurt Volker, Former Ukraine Envoy, Meets With Lawmakers In Impeachment Inquiry
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Kurt Volker, Former Ukraine Envoy, Meets With Lawmakers In Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The House impeachment inquiry began in earnest Thursday with Democrats interviewing a former U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, the first witness brought to speak under oath in their probe. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, abruptly... Read More

Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe
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Democrats May Consider Obstruction Charges Against Trump in Impeachment Probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, desperate to undermine a fast-moving impeachment probe, could be adding to his troubles. House Democrats say Trump’s stonewalling and threats to unmask a whistleblower could lead to obstruction charges if articles of impeachment are drafted... Read More

Ignoring Federal Protection, Trump Says Hunt Is On For Whistleblower
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Ignoring Federal Protection, Trump Says Hunt Is On For Whistleblower

WASHINGTON — Despite legal protections guaranteed to whistleblowers, the search is on inside the White House for the intelligence community official who raised concerns about Donald Trump’s conversation with Ukraine’s leader, the U.S. president said Monday. “We’re trying to find... Read More

Panel to Hear ‘Very Soon’ From Trump Whistleblower, Schiff Says
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Panel to Hear ‘Very Soon’ From Trump Whistleblower, Schiff Says

Congress expects to hear “very soon” from a whistleblower whose complaint spurred an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said. The process is proceeding even with Congress on recess, with an inspector general... Read More

Top Spy Defends Whistleblower At Center of Impeachment Inquiry
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Top Spy Defends Whistleblower At Center of Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump pressing a foreign leader to investigate a Democratic candidate for president “did the right thing” and “followed the law every step of the way,” the nation’s top intelligence official... Read More

Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says
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Attorney General Barr 'Has Gone Rogue' to Protect Trump, Pelosi Says
2019-09-27 21:02:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she believes Attorney General William Barr has "gone rogue" in his handling of a whistleblower complaint that implicates him in efforts by President Donald Trump to solicit Ukrainian interference in the 2020... Read More

Acting Spy Chief to Testify On Whistleblower’s Complaint
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Acting Spy Chief to Testify On Whistleblower’s Complaint

WASHINGTON —The nation’s highest ranking intelligence official is expected to be grilled over the administration’s handling of a still-secret whistleblower’s complaint when he appears before Congress on Thursday as the first witness in the Democrats’ formal impeachment inquiry of President... Read More

Why Now? How House Democrats Shifted to Favor Impeachment Proceedings
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Why Now? How House Democrats Shifted to Favor Impeachment Proceedings

WASHINGTON — For months, House Democrats who represent swing congressional districts had largely resisted calls from party activists to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. But in a matter of four days, the news that Trump had spoken with... Read More

White House Threatens to Shut Down Legislative Process During Impeachment Inquiry
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White House Threatens to Shut Down Legislative Process During Impeachment Inquiry

WASHINGTON — Something might have finally ended Infrastructure Week: House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. Hours after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump after he admitted both discussing with Ukraine’s new president his desire for the... Read More

House Speaker Pelosi Launches Formal Trump Impeachment Inquiry
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House Speaker Pelosi Launches Formal Trump Impeachment Inquiry
2019-09-24 21:31:59
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON  — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump Tuesday stemming from his allegedly putting political pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden. Pelosi made her announcement on... Read More

Pelosi Warns Of ‘Grave New Chapter’ Over Trump’s Ukraine Call
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Pelosi Warns Of ‘Grave New Chapter’ Over Trump’s Ukraine Call

HHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled her readiness to take stronger action against President Donald Trump over a phone call with Ukraine’s president, now the subject of scrutiny after the administration refused to release a whistle-blower’s complaint about the call. “If... Read More

Trump Could Get Impeachment Boost For Reelection, Poll Shows
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Trump Could Get Impeachment Boost For Reelection, Poll Shows

WASHINGTON — Democrats beware: A huge majority of Americans believes impeaching President Donald Trump would fail and some believe it might even boost his reelection effort, according to a new Monmouth University poll. The survey showed that 75% of respondents... Read More

Analysis: Mueller Hearings Appear to Support Pelosi Plan to Hold Off on Impeachment
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Analysis: Mueller Hearings Appear to Support Pelosi Plan to Hold Off on Impeachment

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III did little Wednesday to boost the prospects of impeaching President Donald Trump. The former special counsel’s highly anticipated testimony before Congress did not deliver the sort of splashy moment that circulates on cable TV.... Read More

Rosenstein Agrees to Sit for Transcribed Interview With Judiciary, Oversight Leaders
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Rosenstein Agrees to Sit for Transcribed Interview With Judiciary, Oversight Leaders

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to sit for a transcribed interview with leaders of the House Judiciary and Oversight committees Oct. 24, the panels’ chairmen announced Thursday evening. The announcement comes just hours after House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark ... Read More

Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
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Kavanaugh Will Further Divide Us
2018-09-10 23:26:49
by Robert B. Reich

Yale Law School, from which Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh got his law degree, issued a statement about him with glowing quotes from professors attesting to his impeccable legal credentials. Read More

Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
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Can We Get an Annulment Instead of an Impeachment?
2018-08-27 00:57:50
by Robert B. Reich

The only way I can see the end of the Donald Trump presidency is if there's overwhelming evidence he rigged the 2016 election -- in which case impeachment isn't an adequate remedy. Read More

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