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The Latest: Trump defends tweet against impeachment witness

Nov. 15, 2019 3:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 3 p.m. President Donald Trump says he wasn’t trying to intimidate a witness in the House impeachment inquiry with his tweet and he’s entitled to speak his mind as the investigation plays...

Trump asks justices for temporary block of House subpoena

Nov. 15, 2019 2:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants the Supreme Court to keep House Democrats from getting his financial records at least until the justices resolve a broader fight over efforts to subpoena a sitting president’s records. Trump filed an emergency appeal with the justices Friday in a case...

Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Nov. 15, 2019 2:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump released the rough transcript Friday of a congratulatory phone call he had with the incoming president of Ukraine, holding it out as evidence that he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with...

Ukraine feels abandoned amid US impeachment drama

Nov. 15, 2019 2:25 PM EST

Ukraine is at the center of today’s east-west geopolitical battle, but it’s feeling increasingly alone and abandoned by its U.S. backers amid the impeachment drama unfolding in Washington. The U.S. ambassador — who was pushed out earlier this year and testified Friday in Congress —...

Ousted ambassador felt threat; Trump assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 1:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch provided chilling detail Friday in Trump impeachment hearings of being suddenly ousted from her post and feeling threatened upon learning President Donald Trump had denounced her in a July phone call with Ukraine’s president. In that...

Partisan vote in House for Export-Import Bank measure

Nov. 15, 2019 12:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House split along party lines Friday to pass a measure renewing the charter of the Export-Import Bank, a U.S. agency that provides loans and other help to foreign buyers of U.S. exports. Just 13 Republicans joined with Democrats to pass the measure, a tally that...

For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

Nov. 15, 2019 7:24 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deval Patrick was in need of a pep talk. He was staring down reelection as Massachusetts governor in 2010, in the midst of a sluggish economic recovery that would ultimately contribute to sweeping Democratic defeats across the country. In stepped President Barack Obama, a close friend and...

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...

Trump wants Supreme Court to block subpoena for his taxes

Nov. 14, 2019 5:46 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is asking the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns, in a test of the president’s ability to defy investigations. The filing Thursday sets the stage for a high court showdown over the tax returns Trump has refused to release, unlike every...

AP source: Second US official in Kyiv heard Trump call

Nov. 14, 2019 4:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and...