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Risks for all sides as Trump impeachment hearings swing open

Nov. 12, 2019 6:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald...

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 12, 2019 6:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...

What to watch as impeachment inquiry of Trump goes public

Nov. 12, 2019 5:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are giving President Donald Trump a reality show for the ages as they take their case public for his impeachment. But the proceedings are much more than showbiz, with lawmakers considering the use of a grave and seldom-employed power spelled out in the Constitution. With...

Battle-tested attorneys to face off in impeachment inquiry

Nov. 12, 2019 5:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings set to begin Wednesday will pit a Democratic attorney who built his reputation as a federal mob and securities fraud prosecutor against a GOP House Oversight investigator who helped steer some of the most notable probes of the Obama administration....

Separating fact from fiction in Trump's impeachment hearings

Nov. 12, 2019 4:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been fulminating for weeks over the impeachment inquiry, which he sees as a persecution cooked up by Democrats and "Never Trumpers." In reality, a collection of witnesses that includes Still Trumpers, Once Trumpers and the apolitical civil service has put...

Mulvaney won't sue over impeachment, declines to cooperate

Nov. 12, 2019 3:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump's directions and decline to cooperate. It's the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to...

Sanford suspends GOP presidential primary challenge to Trump

Nov. 12, 2019 3:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Mark Sanford dropped his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse....

Then and now: How Trump impeachment hearing is different

Nov. 12, 2019 12:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The public impeachment inquiry hearings this week usher in a rare and momentous occasion in American history as Congress debates whether to remove a president from office. There are consistencies in the process — televised hearings, partisan rancor and memorable speeches —...

Impeachment aside, federal budget remains a pressing matter

Nov. 12, 2019 11:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump come at the very time that Capitol Hill usually tends to its mound of unfinished business. The politically explosive hearings and the possibility of impeachment and a trial create yet another layer of complications for senior lawmakers...

Oglala Sioux executive facing impeachment hearing

Nov. 12, 2019 8:28 AM EST

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The vice president of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is facing an impeachment hearing later this month after she was accused of creating a hostile work environment. Three former employees of Darla Black say she was verbally abusive, texted them late at night and made them run errands that...