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Sondland confirms call with Trump a day after Ukraine call

Nov. 20, 2019 9:01 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland confirmed for House impeachment investigators Wednesday he spoke with President Donald Trump on a cellphone from a busy Kyiv restaurant the day after the president prodded Ukraine’s leader to investigate political rival Joe Biden. Sondland, the most...

The Latest: House panel wraps up 5-hour hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 10:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 8:30 p.m. The House Intelligence Committee has concluded a five-hour hearing with two former Trump administration officials. Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special...

Republicans assail security aide who reported Trump call

Nov. 19, 2019 9:17 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A career Army officer on Donald Trump’s National Security Council testified Tuesday he was duty-bound to object to the president’s clearly “improper” phone call seeking Ukrainian investigations of U.S. Democrats. Republicans answered him with doubts about his...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: Firsthand witnesses appear

Nov. 19, 2019 8:52 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were attacks on the credibility of a witness in uniform, and hand-wringing by another witness on all that he knows now that he says he didn’t know then. Vice President Mike Pence was name-dropped, and lawmakers heard expressions of concern about the July phone call between...

‘I am an American,’ Vindman reminds Trump allies in hearing

Nov. 19, 2019 7:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — “It’s Lt. Col. Vindman.” With that, the Iraq War veteran, his chest flush with ribbons and commendations, tersely reminded Republican lawmakers questioning his judgment and loyalty just whom they were trying to discredit as the impeachment drive against President...

Indiana House speaker says he’ll retire after 2020 session

Nov. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House announced Tuesday that he will retire after the 2020 legislative session. Republican Speaker Brian Bosma told lawmakers that he would continue in the powerful position that largely controls which proposals are considered until the upcoming...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump stretches in assailing witnesses

Nov. 19, 2019 5:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused witnesses at the House impeachment hearings of spreading word-of-mouth information about matters they have no knowledge of themselves. But the testimony of Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams did not come from a rumor mill. Both...

About that call: What to watch at Trump impeachment hearings

Nov. 19, 2019 9:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves. And now, Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and adviser Jennifer Williams are telling Americans and the world about its content and their concerns as the lead witnesses in perhaps the most consequential week of the impeachment hearings...

Could Haley’s role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

Nov. 19, 2019 12:42 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024. But even though the former South Carolina governor left the Trump administration on her own...

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...