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Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

Associated Press

December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act swiftly because he's likely to corrupt the system again unless removed before next year's...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review Nov. 11 thru Nov. 17

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 18, 2019

The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump continued this week, with plenty of rancor and partisan rhetoric. Democrats say there is evidence that Trump held up military aid to Ukraine over a sought-after corruption investigation into Joe Biden and his son Hunter, the Democratic Party, and the o...

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Rough transcript of first Trump-Zelenskiy call released

Associated Press

November 15, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S...

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

As impeachment hearings open, Trump downplays the moment

Associated Press

November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Professing disinterest, President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was “too busy” doing the people’s business to watch the impeachment hearings that imperil his presidency. But even as Trump tried to suggest he was above the fray, the president tweeted two dozen times before ...

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Impeachment Inquiry Week in Review: Nov. 4 thru Nov. 8

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 11, 2019

Mon, Nov. 4 — President Donald Trump declined the whistleblower’s offer to answer written questions from House Republicans, saying on Twitter the whistleblower must testify in person; a federal appeals court in New York said Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to state criminal investigators; several o...

Watergate redux? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

Watergate redux? Trump impeachment inquiry heads for live TV

David Crary, Associated Press

November 10, 2019

Back in 1973, tens of millions of Americans tuned in to what Variety called "the hottest daytime soap opera" — the Senate Watergate hearings that eventually led to President Richard Nixon's resignation. It was a communal experience, and by some estimates, more than 80% of Americans tuned in to at ...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 28 thru Nov. 3

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

November 4, 2019

It all started with a phone call between President Donald Trump and the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zekenskiy in July. That call, Democrats allege, shows the U.S. president engaging in quid pro quo with his Ukrainian counterpart — holding up planned military aid the Eastern Europe...

Impeachment Inquiry week in review: Oct. 21 thru Oct. 25

Impeachment Inquiry week in review: Oct. 21 thru Oct. 25

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 28, 2019

MONDAY, Oct. 21 — Mick Mulvaney said he would not resign over comments he made saying that the Trump administration held up military aid to Ukraine over an investigation into Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the Democrats; President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “f...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 14 thru Oct. 20

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Oct. 14 thru Oct. 20

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 21, 2019

Current and former Trump administration witnesses testified behind closed doors as the impeachment inquiry President Donald Trump entered its fourth week. The inquiry was spurred by a whistleblower’s complaint regarding a July phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine, Volodomyr Zelenskiy. In that call, Democrats allege, the president asked the government of Ukraine to inve...

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Sept. 29 thru Oct. 6

Impeachment inquiry week in review: Sept. 29 thru Oct. 6

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

October 7, 2019

The Democratically-controlled House of Representatives continued the impeachment inquiry this week into a whistleblower’s allegation that President Donald Trump asked the President of Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political rivals. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened. SUNDAY, Sept. 29 ...

2nd whistleblower adds to impeachment peril at White House

2nd whistleblower adds to impeachment peril at White House

Eric Tucker and Richard Lardner and Jill Colvin

October 6, 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump's conduct. Attorney...

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

Some in GOP want Trump inquiry but balk at impeachment talk

Sara Burnett, Associated Press

October 3, 2019

They don’t like the talk of impeachment, but there’s a small and growing number of Republicans who want the Democratic-run House investigation of President Donald Trump to proceed. Several House Republicans have said in recent days that they want answers to questions about Trump’s dealings with...

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