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Ousted ambassador felt ‘big threat;’ Trump assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 11:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail in Trump impeachment hearings Friday of the “big threat” she felt upon suddenly being ousted from her post and learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in his July phone call with...

The Latest: Liz Cheney criticizes Trump for critical tweet

Nov. 15, 2019 11:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The No. 3 Republican in the House says President Donald Trump “was wrong” to post tweets critical of former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch during her testimony in the impeachment...

An ambassador fired: What to watch on Day 2 of impeachment

Nov. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she is describing to Americans and the world Friday as part of the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. What led to the...

Former US ambassador to Ukraine tells Congress attacks from 'corrupt interests' have created 'crisis’ in State Dept

Nov. 15, 2019 9:49 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former US ambassador to Ukraine tells Congress attacks from 'corrupt interests' have created 'crisis’ in State Dept.

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

Nov. 15, 2019 4:38 AM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump said the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family, even as he tried to flex his political muscle to flip the governor’s mansion in deep-red Louisiana. Speaking in friendly territory in a state he carried in 2016 by 20...

The Latest: Trump says impeachment probe hard on his family

Nov. 14, 2019 9:54 PM EST

BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at a rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family. He made the comment while in Louisiana for a rally on Thursday as he tried to energize...

Justice department investigating Florida GOP congressman

Nov. 14, 2019 9:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating Florida Rep. Ross Spano over accusations of campaign finance violations. The panel announced Thursday that it’s deferring its own the review of allegations against Spano at the justice...

Lawmakers OK greater lobbyist disclosure over GOP complaints

Nov. 14, 2019 7:05 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers approved requiring more public disclosure about lobbyists Thursday in response to a federal bribery charge against a since-disgraced representative but pushed heavy ethics-reform lifting off to a newly created commission that will report recommendations next...

Ethics reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over staff relationship

Nov. 14, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is investigating veteran Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings’ relationship with his longtime girlfriend, who works on his staff. The Ethics Committee said in a statement Thursday that it’s “aware of public allegations” that...

Key dates in the Trump impeachment investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 6:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Key dates related to the Trump impeachment investigation: APRIL 21, 2019 President Donald Trump speaks with then-President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy to congratulate him on his election victory. The White House says in a readout of the call that the president underscored unwavering support...