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Key takeaways from ambassador's testimony on Ukraine

Oct. 23, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe it was a quid pro quo after all. A top U.S. diplomat told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that President Donald Trump was withholding military aid to Ukraine unless the country's president went public with a promise to investigate Democrats. William Taylor's 15-page...

The diplomat took notes. Then he told a story.

Oct. 23, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A secret cable. A disembodied voice. A coded threat. William Taylor, a career diplomat, went behind closed doors in the basement of the Capitol on Tuesday and told a tale that added up to the ultimate oxymoron — a 10-hour bureaucratic thriller. His plot devices were not cloak and...

Republicans to push for censure of Schiff in probe

Oct. 21, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent. A quick...

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

Oct. 17, 2019 11:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. Gordon Sondland spoke to...

The Latest: House committees set more impeachment interviews

Oct. 17, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the testimony by U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland to House committees investigation impeachment (all times local): 1 p.m. Three House committees investigating impeachment have tentatively scheduled at least eight closed-door interviews next week, including one with Bill...

Former Pompeo aide testifies; Senate talks impeachment trial

Oct. 16, 2019 9:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign policy contributed to his resignation, while the Senate GOP leader briefed colleagues on a possible Christmas impeachment...

Vivid details emerge on Ukraine as impeachment quickens

Oct. 15, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump's actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs Tuesday of easing. The testimony from the...

Former White House adviser objected to ambassador's ouster

Oct. 14, 2019 10:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the...

The Latest: Former Pompeo aide asked to appear at inquiry

Oct. 14, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 7:05 p.m. A former top aide to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has been asked to appear Wednesday in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. That's according to several officials...

What's next in the impeachment inquiry as Congress returns

Oct. 14, 2019 1:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is returning from a two-week recess on Tuesday, but some lawmakers barely left Washington. Three House committees investigating impeachment worked through the break, issuing multiple subpoenas and holding depositions with State Department officials relevant to the inquiry ....