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‘On whose authority?’: What to watch in impeachment hearings

Nov. 21, 2019 10:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They owned the White House’s policy on Ukraine. Or so they thought. Gradually, administration officials on both sides of the Atlantic understood that President Donald Trump was using a back channel headed by Rudy Giuliani to push Ukraine for investigations of Democrats. Former...

Sondland’s opening statement at House impeachment hearing

Nov. 20, 2019 2:12 PM EST

Text of the opening statement by Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, to the House Intelligence Committee at an impeachment hearing Wednesday. The statement was released by the committee: Thank you Mr. Chairman for the opportunity to speak again to the Members of this...

Trump spokeswoman says Obama aides left behind mean notes

Nov. 19, 2019 3:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said Tuesday that Obama administration aides left behind taunting notes for incoming Trump officials when they handed over their offices in 2017. Numerous Obama aides denounced the accusation as fiction. “We came into the White House....

Pence aide’s testimony renews focus on VP’s Ukraine role

Nov. 18, 2019 7:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — He knew nothing about the Ukrainian backchannel, his aides say. He was unaware of a pull-aside meeting in Ukraine set up by a member of his own delegation, they insist. And he was in the dark about a months-long campaign to push Ukraine’s leader to investigate President Donald...

House lawyer says committee investigating whether Trump lied

Nov. 18, 2019 3:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s...

Buttigieg touts military service, wary of overstating role

Nov. 18, 2019 1:48 PM EST

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg strides past an oversized photograph of himself dressed in fatigues, the Afghan horizon behind him, as he enters a Des Moines arena for an Iowa Democratic Party gala. In his first Iowa television ad, he holds a rifle and points it toward the rubble at his feet,...

GOP woman gets outsized role at impeachment hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 12:29 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t take long at Friday’s impeachment hearing before Rep. Elise Stefanik, the House Intelligence Committee’s only Republican woman, was gaveled down by the panel’s Democratic chairman. Republicans kept the 35-year-old Harvard graduate from upstate New...

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...

Huntsman announces GOP bid for old job as Utah governor

Nov. 14, 2019 7:44 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman Jr. went back on the Utah campaign trail Thursday as he launched a bid to reclaim the governor’s title more than a decade after he left office. The Republican’s name recognition makes him a top contender. During an appearance...

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

Nov. 13, 2019 2:55 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States must be granted attorney access before being forced to wait in Mexico as their case winds through U.S. immigration court. District Judge Dana Sabraw’s temporary restraining order may have...