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Comedian appears headed for landslide victory in Ukraine

Apr. 21, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian whose only political experience consists of playing a president on TV appeared poised to reprise the role in real life when an exit poll showed him winning Ukraine's presidential runoff Sunday in a landslide. Results from the exit poll after voting stations closed showed...

Giuliani: Trump camp did no wrong by taking Russian help

Apr. 21, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani insisted Sunday the president's 2016 campaign did nothing wrong by taking information from the Russians, as House Democrats pledged stepped-up investigations into campaign misconduct and possible crimes of obstruction detailed in special...

The Latest: Comic vows not to let Ukraine down as president

Apr. 21, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's presidential runoff: (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is promising his country's people he won't disappoint them. Zelenskiy said after a poll of voters in a runoff election Sunday suggested his overwhelming victory that his...

Trump's legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

Apr. 20, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump's legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client...

Ukraine quiet ahead of presidential election

Apr. 20, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A comedian who plays the role of Ukraine's president on television is set to take on the job for real, pushing out the man who currently holds the office, according to public opinion surveys ahead of Sunday's election. Saturday was a so-called "day of quiet," on which electioneering is...

Trump sours on Mueller report after initial upbeat view

Apr. 20, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is lashing out at current and former aides who cooperated with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, insisting the deeply unflattering picture they painted of him and the White House was "total bullshit." In a series of angry tweets from Palm Beach,...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump team's distortions on Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 8:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller all but boldfaced this finding in his report on the Russia investigation: No exoneration for President Donald Trump on whether Trump criminally obstructed justice. But Trump and his aides are stating that Mueller's report did exonerate. No words from the...

The Latest: Democrats increase pressure for Mueller report

Apr. 20, 2019 4:58 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on congressional reaction to special counsel Robert Mueller's report (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the subpoena issued by House Democrats for the full special counsel report is unnecessary. Justice Department spokesperson Kerri Kupec says Attorney...

Democrats subpoena Mueller report amid calls for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, has issued a subpoena for special counsel Robert Mueller's full report as Democrats intensified their investigation of President Donald Trump, but leaders stopped short of liberal demands for impeachment proceedings....

Warren becomes first 2020 Democrat to call for impeachment

Apr. 19, 2019 7:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Friday became the first 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to make a full-throated call for the House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's redacted report....