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Takeaways from House report on Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 4, 2019 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday that asserts President Donald Trump misused his office to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that he believed would help his reelection bid. The report also makes the case that Trump obstructed...

Senate approves successor to Rick Perry as energy secretary

Dec. 2, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary won easy Senate confirmation Monday, despite a Democratic senator’s objections that the nominee hadn’t fully answered questions related to the Trump impeachment investigation. Several other...

What’s next in impeachment: Judiciary Committee takes charge

Dec. 2, 2019 12:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump. All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to issue a report on its findings early in the...

The new ‘three amigos’ riding into Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue...

Trump knew of whistleblower before releasing Ukraine aid

Nov. 28, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the...

Democrats push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing

Nov. 26, 2019 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel...

What’s next in impeachment: Judiciary Committee up next

Nov. 25, 2019 9:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. In the coming weeks, the House intelligence panel will...

What’s next in impeachment: A busy December, and on to 2020

Nov. 23, 2019 1:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. At some point in the coming weeks, the House intelligence...

Ukraine: Troubled, unwitting star of Trump impeachment drama

Nov. 22, 2019 10:08 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine seems destined to be tangled up in other people’s problems. With four EU countries on one side and Russia on the other, this Texas-sized nation has been trapped in a tug-of-war between the Kremlin and the U.S.-led West ever since the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Union led...

Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment

Nov. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Rudy Giuliani. And perhaps most tantalizingly, the mustachioed John Bolton, President Donald...