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Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Nov. 20, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted....

The Latest: Pompeo dismisses Sondland testimony on Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 1:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has dismissed testimony in the impeachment inquiry that he was kept informed of an effort to pressure the government of Ukraine for investigations. Pompeo,...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

Nov. 20, 2019 1:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, was the most anticipated witness in the House impeachment inquiry and his testimony Wednesday showed why. He made repeated references to a quid pro quo involving Ukraine and invoked the names of senior...

Pence aide denies discussion of link in Ukraine aid holdup

Nov. 20, 2019 12:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that a conversation described by EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations “never happened.” Sondland testified Wednesday that he spoke with Pence before a Sept. 1...

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

Nov. 19, 2019 9:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer on Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he was duty-bound to object to the president’s clearly “improper” phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats. Republicans answered him with doubts about his...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: Firsthand witnesses appear

Nov. 19, 2019 8:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were attacks on the credibility of a witness in uniform, and hand-wringing by another witness on all that he knows now that he says he didn’t know then. Vice President Mike Pence was name-dropped, and lawmakers heard expressions of concern about the July phone call between...

‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It’s Lt. Col. Vindman.” With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump stretches in assailing witnesses

Nov. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused witnesses at the House impeachment hearings of spreading word-of-mouth information about matters they have no knowledge of themselves. But the testimony of Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams did not come from a rumor mill. Both...

About that call: What to watch at Trump impeachment hearings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and adviser Jennifer Williams are telling Americans and the world about its content and their concerns as the lead witnesses in perhaps the most consequential week of the impeachment hearings...