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Conflicting White House accounts of 1st Trump-Zelenskiy call

Nov. 15, 2019 8:13 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 he did nothing wrong. Instead, the memorandum shows how White House descriptions of Trump’s communications with...

Only GOP woman at impeachment hearing gets outsized role

Nov. 15, 2019 8:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman was gaveled down within minutes of the start of the House impeachment hearing. And New York Rep. Elise Stefanik stayed in the spotlight for pretty much the rest of the day Friday. The 35-year-old Harvard graduate has slowly...

Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

Nov. 15, 2019 7:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.”...

The Latest: Barr: Democrats drowning agencies with subpoenas

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

Diplomat says he overheard Trump call about ‘investigations’

Nov. 15, 2019 7:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department official David Holmes told impeachment investigators Friday that he overheard a conversation with President Donald Trump asking a diplomat about “investigations” in Ukraine, according those familiar with Holmes’ closed-door deposition. Trump was...

The Latest: Diplomat describes Trump ‘investigations’ call

Nov. 15, 2019 6:33 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the deposition of State Department official David Holmes (all times local): 6:30 p.m. President Donald Trump was talking so loudly that Ambassador Gordon Sondland had to hold the phone from his ear, which allowed others at a restaurant in Kyiv to overhear a conversation...

Amid cheers and a tweet, ‘Masha’ has her impeachment moment

Nov. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The box of white tissues stood by, two seats to Maria Yovanovitch’s right, as she told the world about being “shocked, appalled, devastated” that the president had badmouthed her after firing her as ambassador to Ukraine. But Yovanovitch stayed a picture of...

Ex-ambassador’s testimony shines light on conservative media

Nov. 15, 2019 6:02 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Ukrainian Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch’s impeachment testimony on Friday spotlighted the role of conservative media in her downfall and the chilling reminder that she remains a social media target. The ousted ambassador recalled a series of articles by reporter John Solomon,...

Media filters set current impeachment hearings apart

Nov. 15, 2019 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are choosing to experience the impeachment hearings through media filters that depict the proceedings as either a worthless sham or like Christmas in November. That’s the chief difference between now and the two other times in the modern era when a presidential...

Takeaways from Day 2 of House impeachment public hearings

Nov. 15, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Day Two of public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump featured a career diplomat with a soft voice and a powerful story. Marie Yovanovitch said she felt threatened by the president as she detailed the story of being abruptly recalled from her post as U.S....