White House Violated the Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid, GAO Says
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White House Violated the Law by Freezing Ukraine Aid, GAO Says
2020-01-17 15:10:35
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, one of the actions that set the stage for President Donald Trump's impending  impeachment trial in the Senate, a nonpartisan federal watchdog said Thursday. In a... Read More

Legal Ruling on Withheld Ukraine Aid Could Shake Up Impeachment Trial
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Legal Ruling on Withheld Ukraine Aid Could Shake Up Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — Congress’ investigative arm may be about to add a new wrinkle into the Senate’s impeachment trial of President Donald Trump sparked by the nearly two-month holdup of Ukraine security assistance last year, which Democrats charge Trump orchestrated to... Read More

Phone Records Connect Giuliani to Nunes During Ukraine Efforts
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Phone Records Connect Giuliani to Nunes During Ukraine Efforts

WASHINGTON — Call records released Tuesday in the House impeachment probe show President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani had extensive contacts with the White House as well as interactions with Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the Intelligence Committee. Giuliani... Read More

Doubt Cast on Gordon Sondland’s Testimony About Call with Trump
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Doubt Cast on Gordon Sondland’s Testimony About Call with Trump

Gordon Sondland has testified twice under oath that President Donald Trump emphatically told him there was “no quid pro quo” tying aid for Ukraine to investigations of Democrats. Trump and Republicans say the Sept. 9 phone call proves that Trump... Read More

White House, GOP Embraced ‘Fictional Narrative’ on Ukraine, Witness Warns as impeachment Hearings End
Impeachment
White House, GOP Embraced ‘Fictional Narrative’ on Ukraine, Witness Warns as impeachment Hearings End

WASHINGTON — Two weeks of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump closed Thursday with a collective warning from witnesses: Russia is again trying to sow political discord in the U.S. and interfere in the presidential election... Read More

$35 Million in Pentagon Aid Hasn’t Reached Ukraine, Despite White House Assurances
Foreign Affairs
$35 Million in Pentagon Aid Hasn’t Reached Ukraine, Despite White House Assurances

WASHINGTON — More than $35 million of the roughly $400 million in aid to Ukraine that President Donald Trump delayed, sparking the impeachment inquiry, has not been released to the country, according to a Pentagon spending document obtained by the... Read More

Aides Bring Impeachment Inquiry Directly Into the White House
Impeachment
Aides Bring Impeachment Inquiry Directly Into the White House

WASHINGTON — White House aides who listened in on President Donald Trump’s controversial call with Ukraine’s president testified publicly for the first time Tuesday, bringing the impeachment inquiry directly into the White House and providing damaging new details about Trump’s... Read More

New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry
Opinion Polls
New Polls Finds 70% of Americans Think Trump Was Wrong to Seek Ukraine Biden Inquiry
2019-11-18 18:52:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Seventy percent of Americans think President Donald Trump's request that Ukraine open an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, his political rival, was wrong, according to a new ABC News/Ipsos poll. Perhaps worse for the president, 58%... Read More

Ousted Ambassador Tells Impeachment Panel She Felt Threatened When Trump Denounced Her
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Ousted Ambassador Tells Impeachment Panel She Felt Threatened When Trump Denounced Her
2019-11-15 22:31:40
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, told a House impeachment panel Friday that abruptly being ousted from her post was a heartbreaking experience that was compounded weeks later when she learned President Donald Trump had bad-mouthed... 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

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

Army Officer Gives Democrats Fresh Ammunition on Trump and Ukraine
Impeachment
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

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

Mulvaney Says Trump Held Aid to Prod Ukraine
Impeachment
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

Two Giuliani Associates Subpoenaed in House Impeachment Inquiry
Impeachment
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

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

Top Spy Defends Whistleblower At Center of Impeachment Inquiry
Impeachment
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
Impeachment
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

Controversy Deepens As Trump Suggests He Discussed Biden With Ukraine President
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Controversy Deepens As Trump Suggests He Discussed Biden With Ukraine President

WASHINGTON — Fueling a political firestorm, President Trump appeared to acknowledge Sunday that he discussed political rival Joe Biden with the president of Ukraine during a July 25 phone call, at the same time renewing his attacks on a whistleblower... 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

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