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FILE - In this July 31, 2019 file photo, then National security adviser John Bolton speaks to media at the White House in Washington.  Bolton says he's 'prepared to testify' in Senate impeachment trial if subpoenaed (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Bolton willing to testify in impeachment trial if subpoenaed

Jan. 6, 2020 7:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said he is “prepared to testify” if he is subpoenaed by the Senate in its impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, a surprise statement that bolstered Democrats in their push for new witnesses. Bolton, who left...

Judge dismisses impeachment suit from ex-White House aide

Dec. 30, 2019 9:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit from a former White House official who had challenged a congressional subpoena in the impeachment inquiry involving President Donald Trump. Charles Kupperman, a former deputy national security adviser, sued in October after being subpoenaed by...

George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee on the constitutional grounds for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

A reason Democrats won't wait: Trump cases tied up in court

Dec. 5, 2019 2:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal scholar Jonathan Turley told House Democrats that they are rushing the impeachment of President Donald Trump and that they instead could be enlisting the courts to try to help procure the testimony of key figures in Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe...

FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2018, file photo, then-White House counsel Don McGahn listens as Supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. A federal judge has ordered McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security adviser John Bolton. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Ex-White House lawyer McGahn ordered to comply with subpoena

Nov. 26, 2019 11:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other...

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian participates in a panel discussion on media freedom at United Nations headquarters. A U.S. federal judge on Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, awarded Rezaian and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

US judge awards $180M to Post reporter held by Iran

Nov. 23, 2019 9:42 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. federal judge has awarded a Washington Post journalist and his family nearly $180 million in their lawsuit against Iran over his 544 days in captivity and torture while being held on internationally criticized espionage charges. The order in the case filed by Jason...

The Latest: Advocacy group: Iran restoring internet access

Nov. 23, 2019 7:45 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iran (all times local): 4:40 p.m. An advocacy group says internet connectivity is rapidly being restored in Iran after a weeklong government-imposed shutdown in response to widespread protests. The group NetBlocks said Saturday that...