• Donald Trump Dec 1, 2019

    The New ‘Three Amigos' Riding Into Trump Impeachment Inquiry

    The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and former Vice President Joe Biden. The shift represents more than the appropriation...

  • Department of State Nov 23, 2019

    New Documents Show Contacts Between Giuliani and Pompeo

    Newly released documents show Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was in contact with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the months before the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine was abruptly recalled. The State Department released the documents Friday to the group American Oversight in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. They show that Pompeo talked with Giuliani on...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Quid Pro Quo, Domestic Errands: Takeaways From Impeachment Hearings

    President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation’s history. Here are key takeaways from two weeks of hearings.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Sondland Offers Explosive Testimony: ‘Requests Were a Quid Pro Quo'

    U.S. Ambassador to the European Union implicates President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vice President Pence, saying all were aware of campaign to pressure Ukraine into announcing Biden investigation.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Takeaways: A ‘Fictional Narrative'

    The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland.

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Speaker Pelosi on Trump's Ukraine Actions: ‘It's Bribery' and Impeachable

    House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: 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. As the impeachment hearings go public, they’re going for a more colloquial term that may resonate...

  • Donald Trump Nov 14, 2019

    Pelosi: What Trump Did ‘Makes What Nixon Did Look Almost Small'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi discusses impeachment hearings and compares allegations against President Donald Trump to those of President Richard Nixon.

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Diplomat Testified That Putin, Orban Poisoned Trump's Views on Ukraine

    A senior U.S. diplomat told Congress that he was briefed on conversations President Donald Trump had with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the two foreign leaders talked Trump into a negative view about Ukraine and its new leader. George Kent, a senior State Department official responsible for Europe, told House investigators that Putin...

  • Donald Trump Nov 7, 2019

    Kent Testimony: Trump Actions “Injurious To The Rule Of Law”

    Transcript of key State Department official’s testimony reveals more damaging evidence against President Trump.

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2019

    Rick Perry Defends Urging Trump to Make Call in Impeachment Focus

    Outgoing U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Saturday that he asked President Donald Trump to make the phone call at the center of the impeachment inquiry because it was “important” for the country’s energy needs and had nothing to do with former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter. Perry told The Associated Press that he urged Trump to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 19, 2019

    Impeachment Inquiry Puts Spotlight on Perry, Who Shunned It

    Long after more flamboyant colleagues flamed out of President Donald Trump’s favor amid ethics scandals, low-profile and folksy Rick Perry survived in the Cabinet in part by steering clear of controversy. Until now. The former Texas governor said Thursday he was quitting as energy secretary by year’s end. The announcement came as the House impeachment investigation highlighted his work in...

  • Donald Trump Oct 15, 2019

    Giuliani Won't Comply With Congressional Subpoena

    Rudy Giuliani won’t comply with a congressional subpoena as part of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, an attorney for Giuliani told House investigators in a letter on Tuesday. Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, had been subpoenaed for documents related to his work in Ukraine, which has come under intense scrutiny after Trump asked the Ukrainian president to...

  • Donald Trump Oct 11, 2019

    Giuliani's Associates Aimed for Business Deal in Ukraine; Boasted of Trump Ties

    When it came to their dealings in Ukraine over the last year, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman wore two hats, NBC News reports. The Florida businessmen were helping President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani set up meetings with high level Ukrainian officials, according to documents obtained by the State Department inspector general. Giuliani has acknowledged that he lobbied those...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    Sources: Trump Allies Pressed Ukraine Over Gas Firm

    As Rudy Giuliani was pushing Ukrainian officials last spring to investigate one of Donald Trump’s main political rivals, a group of individuals with ties to the president and his personal lawyer were also active in the former Soviet republic. Their aims were profit, not politics. This circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying...

  • Donald Trump Oct 4, 2019

    Trump Openly Calls for 2 Foreign Governments to Investigate 2020 Rival Biden

    President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office. Trump declared Thursday at the White House, “China should start an investigation into the Bidens.” He said he hadn’t previously asked Chinese President Xi...

  • Donald Trump Sep 30, 2019

    Trump Allies in Disarray as Democrats Push Impeachment

    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff said Sunday that he expects the whistleblower at the heart of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump to testify “very soon.” “All that needs to be done, at this point, is to make sure that the attorneys that represent the whistleblower get the clearances that they need to be able to accompany the whistleblower...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    Trump Blurs Lines Between Personal Lawyer, Attorney General

    As Washington plunges into impeachment, Attorney General William Barr finds himself engulfed in the political firestorm, facing questions about his role in President Donald Trump’s outreach to Ukraine and the administration’s attempts to keep a whistleblower complaint from Congress. Trump repeatedly told Ukraine’s president in a telephone call that Barr and Trump personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani could help investigate Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    US Ambassador Pressed Ukraine Corruption Fight Before Ouster

    Months before the call that set off an impeachment inquiry, many in the diplomatic community were alarmed by the Trump administration’s abrupt removal of a career diplomat from her post as ambassador to Ukraine. The ambassador’s ouster, and the campaign against her that preceded it, are now emerging as a key sequence of events behind a whistleblower’s complaint alleging that...

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    US Official: Trump's Special Envoy to Ukraine Has Resigned

    Kurt Volker, a former U.S. ambassador to NATO caught in the middle of a whistleblower complaint over President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, has resigned from his post as special envoy to the Eastern European nation. A U.S. official says Volker told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday of his decision to leave the job, following disclosures that he...

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2019

    Trump Lawyer Giuliani Threatens, Then Abandons, Ukraine Trip

    Democrats denounced a plan by President Donald Trump’s personal attorney to push Ukraine to open investigations that he hopes could benefit Trump politically, saying it was an overt attempt to recruit foreign help to influence a U.S. election. But lawyer Rudy Giuliani has scrapped plans to visit Ukraine, citing concerns about who he would be dealing with there. “I’ve decided...

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