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Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

Nov. 18, 2019 5:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days. The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in back-to-back-to-back live sessions. Among them, Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the wealthy donor...

Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry

Nov. 17, 2019 10:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been...

Nielsen says 13.8 million watched impeachment hearing

Nov. 14, 2019 5:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An estimated 13.8 million people watched live coverage of diplomats William Taylor and George Kent on the first day of the House’s public impeachment hearings on President Donald Trump. The Nielsen company said 10 different networks aired live or taped coverage of the hearing, which...

Giuliani says he's represented by trio of lawyers

Nov. 6, 2019 4:48 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, says he's being represented by three lawyers as federal prosecutors in New York look into his business dealings. Giuliani's interactions with Ukrainian officials, including efforts to seek the removal of the U.S. ambassador, have...

Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory

Nov. 3, 2019 5:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort's deputy told investigators during the special counsel's Russia probe. The unsubstantiated...

Cohen partner gets probation in tax fraud case

Oct. 30, 2019 10:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A past associate of President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to probation Wednesday for engaging in tax fraud. Evgeny Freidman, 48, who was dubbed the Taxi King of New York for managing cab fleets for investors including Cohen, was sentenced in...

Congress bids farewell to Cummings, a 'master of the House'

Oct. 24, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress bid a tearful farewell Thursday to Rep. Elijah Cummings , hailing the son of sharecroppers as a "master of the House" as the Maryland Democrat became the first African American lawmaker to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Lawmakers eulogized Cummings as a mentor and...

Police chief skipping Trump's 1st Chicago visit as president

Oct. 22, 2019 9:56 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Donald Trump's appearance next week at a police chiefs conference will be his first visit as president to Chicago, a city he has ridiculed for years. The city's top cop plans to skip the speech, even though he's hosting the event. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson's apparent snub of...

Cohen turns to Congress in bid to shorten prison sentence

Oct. 18, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's imprisoned former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is again turning to Congress as part of a renewed bid to reduce his prison sentence. Cohen's lawyers sent a letter to the Democratic heads of three congressional committees last month urging them to ask U.S. District Judge...

Cummings, Trump relations soured amid House investigations

Oct. 18, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Elijah Cummings said somebody once told him he would see one guy when he sat down with President Donald Trump "and then you might see another guy" the next day. Cummings eventually saw that other side of Trump — the one who called the longtime Baltimore-area congressman a...