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Democratic debate revives clashes over ‘Medicare for All’

Nov. 20, 2019 10:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The top Democratic presidential candidates are clashing over “Medicare for All” — again. Like a string of previous debates, Wednesday’s prominently featured squabbles over a program that could alienate general-election swing voters who may be wary of fully...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Nov. 20, 2019 9:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland declared to impeachment investigators Wednesday that President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani explicitly sought a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine, leveraging an Oval Office visit for political investigations of Democrats. But he also came to...

Official: Ukraine asked about aid on day of Trump call

Nov. 20, 2019 9:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to GOP defenses of President Donald Trump, a Defense Department official said Wednesday the Ukrainian government asked “what was going on” with U.S. military aid as early as July 25 — the very day that Trump asked Ukraine’s president to investigate...

Pence says he has no recollection of Ukraine aid concerns

Nov. 20, 2019 8:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he has no recollection of a conversation described by Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations sought by President Donald Trump — a slight departure from an aide’s earlier statement. Sondland,...

The Latest: Defense official testifies on aid to Ukraine

Nov. 20, 2019 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democrats controlling the panel conducting the impeachment inquiry have killed five Republican attempts to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, including the anonymous intelligence...

Impeachment hearings takeaways: `Everyone was in the loop’

Nov. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, bolstered Democrats’ impeachment narrative Wednesday as he repeatedly talked of a “quid pro quo” involving Ukraine. He said “everyone was in the loop” about President...

How Sondland’s testimony stacks up to his past statements

Nov. 20, 2019 7:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For an ambassador whose credibility had been called into question by fellow witnesses, Gordon Sondland didn’t seem to make any major corrections to past statements in the House impeachment inquiry. He did, however, reveal previously undisclosed conversations, offer additional...

Trump’s ‘Gordon problem’ becomes impeachment bombshell

Nov. 20, 2019 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordan Sondland couldn’t always get President Donald Trump on the phone. Trump now says he barely knows the guy. But for a time, when they did talk, they spoke in naughty words and explicitly discussed pressuring Ukraine to announce investigations. Was there a quid pro quo?...

Wisconsin’s Johnson is Trump witness, backer and maybe juror

Nov. 20, 2019 6:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sen. Ron Johnson is taking on the unusual role of being one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal defenders at the same time the Wisconsin Republican has emerged as a witness to key moments at the heart of the impeachment inquiry and could serve as a juror on the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s dubious claim about Sondland

Nov. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to defend against accusations that he pushed Ukraine’s president for a political “favor” by making a dubious claim that he had little involvement with the U.S. ambassador who testified in House impeachment hearings. Trump distanced...