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The Latest: Jordan debates ‘2 plus 2’ math with Sondland

Nov. 20, 2019 2:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Republican Rep. Jim Jordan is disputing a claim by Ambassador Gordan Sondland that he added “two plus two” to conclude that the Trump administration was holding up a planned...

Attorney: Navy retaliating against SEAL helped by Trump

Nov. 20, 2019 2:25 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An attorney for a Navy SEAL convicted of posing with a dead Islamic State militant contended Wednesday that Navy leaders are trying to remove him from the elite force in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision last week to restore his rank. Rear Adm. Collin Green made his...

Pence aide denies discussion of link in Ukraine aid holdup

Nov. 20, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top aide to Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that a conversation described by U.S. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland about a link between military aid for Ukraine and investigations “never happened.” Sondland testified Wednesday that he spoke with Pence...

Trump directed Ukraine quid pro quo, key witness says

Nov. 20, 2019 2:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted....

Pence aide says conversation with Sondland about link between Ukraine military aid and investigations ‘never happened’

Nov. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pence aide says conversation with Sondland about link between Ukraine military aid and investigations ‘never happened’

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...

GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’

Nov. 19, 2019 8:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. Kurt Volker said he has...

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...

Border activist says he’d never hide migrants from US agents

Nov. 19, 2019 7:46 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A member of a humanitarian aid group whose criminal case has garnered international attention testified Tuesday that neutrality guides his work near the U.S.-Mexico border, denying that he has ever helped migrants hide or told them how to avoid authorities. That’s what U.S....