Trump fumes as Democrats get ready for ‘sober and rigorous’ public hearings | US news

Only three times in the history of the American republic has Congress initiated public testimony that could result in the removal of the president by impeachment. The tally will rise to four on Wednesday. On the eve of public hearings, television crews moved into the halls of the Capitol in Washington, the parties distributed strategy […]

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John Bolton, key figure in Trump impeachment inquiry, signs book deal | US news

John Bolton, the former national security adviser who is a key figure in the Ukraine scandal and impeachment inquiry, has a book deal. The hawkish Bush-era veteran, Trump’s third national security adviser, left the White House in September over disagreements with the president. According to the Associated Press, which cited three publishing officials with knowledge […]

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Trump says he’ll release second ‘very important’ Ukraine call memo | US news

As the impeachment inquiry continued to cast dark clouds over the White House, Donald Trump said he was preparing to release details of a second call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy. “We have another transcript coming out which is very important,” Trump told reporters at Joint Base Andrews before leaving for Alabama and a college […]

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Mick Mulvaney: new testimony draws Trump chief of staff into Ukraine scandal | US news

Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney approved a White House meeting with the president for the Ukrainian president on condition Ukraine announced investigations tied to Trump’s political rival Joe Biden, according to testimony released on Friday. Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the European Union, “blurted out” that Mulvaney had approved the meeting if […]

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Public impeachment hearings to begin next week, Schiff announces | US news

Public impeachment hearings will begin next week, it has been announced in Congress, marking a new phase in the investigation into Donald Trump’s effort to compel Ukraine to investigate his political opponents. The chair of the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, said that three US diplomats would testify on their account of a shadow foreign […]

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Key officials set to testify in Trump inquiry as Roger Stone heads to trial – live | US news

Roger Stone will face a judge and jury in what is expected to be a two-week trial, beginning today in Washington. It’s not known yet exactly when opening arguments will begin, because jury selection begins this morning, but there has been pre-screening of jurists and it could take just a day or less. The Guardian’s […]

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Trump: Farage and Johnson should ‘come together’ for general election | US news

Donald Trump has waded into British politics again, addressing the key question facing pro-leave right-wingers in the forthcoming general election. The president said he hoped prime minister Boris Johnson, a “wonderful guy”, and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage would come together on a united political platform. The president spoke to reporters at the White House […]

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Trump’s top Russia official to testify in impeachment inquiry after stepping down – live | US news

Democrats might not want to pin their impeachment hopes on his testimony Thursday, because there are three things Morrison is not: a whistleblower, a Never Trumper or a potential member of the Resistance. … [Morrison] likely won’t give the Democrats the thing they want most, a full-throated endorsement of their characterization of the Ukraine scheme […]

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White House blocked effort to condemn Russia for seizing Ukraine ships, Congress told | US news

The White House blocked the US state department from issuing a statement condemning Russia for seizing Ukrainian military vessels, according to a state department official, in the latest example of the strain the Trump administration is under in pursuing conflicting policies towards the two countries. The revelation on Wednesday came from Christopher Anderson, who was […]

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Top Ukraine expert to testify on Trump-Zelenskiy: read his opening statement | US news

Alexander Vindman, an army lieutenant and the top Ukraine expert, is expected to tell Congress on Tuesday that a July phone call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, caused him to raise an internal alarm. The testimony could weigh heavily in the impeachment inquiry. Read his full opening statement here: Source link

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