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Absent witnesses close to Trump hover over impeachment

Nov. 21, 2019 7:45 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — They are the ghosts of the House impeachment hearings. Vice President Mike Pence. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Rudy Giuliani. And perhaps most tantalizingly, the mustachioed John Bolton, President Donald...

Former Trump adviser undercuts GOP impeachment defenses

Nov. 21, 2019 6:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand" seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment...

The Latest: Hill expresses confidence in Vindman on Ukraine

Nov. 21, 2019 4:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Former White House adviser Fiona Hill says she was confident in Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s judgment on Ukraine policy, but worried that he lacked...

‘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...

‘I now recall’: What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings

Nov. 20, 2019 9:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exactly what is Gordon Sondland’s story? Certainly it’s full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. But the intrigue is largely due to...

Time and again, Sondland’s Ukraine tale differs from others

Nov. 20, 2019 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale. Then there’s Gordon Sondland. The U.S. ambassador to the European Union has said he cannot recall many of the episodes involving him that other...

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...