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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's flawed 'read the transcript' defense

Nov. 11, 2019 12:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" Heading into public hearings this week, people have read the transcript , and that's why...

Rand Paul: Voter 'anger' played role in Kentucky gov's race

Nov. 10, 2019 5:28 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says Matt Bevin's recent election performance had more to do with voters' displeasure toward Kentucky's GOP governor than their attitudes about Republicans in general. Paul, a Republican, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet The Press" that there was "sort of a...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'read the transcript' impeachment cry

Nov. 9, 2019 11:44 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been his drumbeating demand for more than a week: "Read the transcript!" "Just read the transcript." "Can't we read English?" "Just read the Transcript, everything else is made up garbage." "READ THE TRANSCRIPT!" People have read the transcript , though, and that's why President...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 8, 2019 7:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., and Mac Thornberry, R-Texas. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; Rep. Jim...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump assails a process he swore to uphold

Nov. 7, 2019 5:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his allies are crying foul over an impeachment process firmly rooted in the Constitution they swore to uphold. Trump is also assailing the lawyer for the whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. He accurately noted the attorney's expressions of...

Grassley: Whistleblower anonymity in laws should be honored

Nov. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn't agree with calls from President Donald Trump and other Republicans to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who first reported concerns about Trump's dealings with the Ukrainian president. Grassley, who wrote significant portions of federal...

Trump attacks whistleblower anonymity, but won't utter name

Nov. 6, 2019 1:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is blasting the media for not reporting the name of a person who has been identified in conservative circles as the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry. Yet Trump has carefully avoided using the name himself. Exposing whistleblowers can be dicey, even...

Trump boosts Kentucky governor, attacks political foes

Nov. 5, 2019 1:28 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Pushing to help a Republican governor hold onto his office, President Donald Trump barnstormed for Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky on Monday, delivering a raucous election eve rally in which he delivered a series of stinging attacks on Democrats and the impeachment inquiry that is...

The Latest: Trump, Rand Paul want whistleblower unmasked

Nov. 4, 2019 8:05 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's rally in Kentucky (all times local): 8 p.m. President Donald Trump is praising an ally's call to unmask the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint served as the catalyst for Democrats' impeachment probe. Speaking at a rally in...

Trump allies push to unmask whistleblower on Ukraine

Oct. 31, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The explosive allegations have been largely corroborated. The whistleblower's identity is legally protected. But conservative allies of President Donald Trump are trying to unmask the intelligence community official whose complaint served as the catalyst for Democrat-led impeachment...