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This undated image released by the House Judiciary Committee from documents provided by Lev Parnas to the committee in the impeachment probe against President Donald Trump, shows a photo of Lev Parnas with Trump in Florida. Parnas, a close associate of Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Trump on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, repeated denials that he is acquainted with Parnas, despite numerous photos that have emerged of the two men together. (House Judiciary Committee via AP)

Giuliani associate names Trump, Pence, more in Ukraine plan

Jan. 17, 2020 12:27 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is claiming Trump was directly involved in the effort to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden. Lev Parnas says he delivered an ultimatum in May, at Giuliani's behest, to the incoming...

FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Igor Fruman arrives for his arraignment, in New York. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’s state-run gas company Naftogaz, says he sat on the red leather banquette and listened wide-eyed as the men boasted of their connections to President Donald Trump and proposed selling large quantities of liquified natural gas from Texas to Ukraine. The gas deal never came to pass, but it’s now the subject of a U.S. federal criminal investigation of the two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and their close associate, Rudy Giuliani.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

Dec. 24, 2019 9:47 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two men with close ties to Rudy Giuliani leveraged their political connections to pursue a deal to export natural gas from the U.S. to Ukraine intended to benefit Republican donors and friends of President Donald Trump's family. The plan centered on replacing the head of...

FILE - In a Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Igor Fruman arrives for his arraignment, in New York. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’s state-run gas company Naftogaz, says he sat on the red leather banquette and listened wide-eyed as the men boasted of their connections to President Donald Trump and proposed selling large quantities of liquified natural gas from Texas to Ukraine. The gas deal never came to pass, but it’s now the subject of a U.S. federal criminal investigation of the two men, Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, and their close associate, Rudy Giuliani.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Giuliani pals leveraged GOP access to seek Ukraine gas deal

Dec. 23, 2019 4:34 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — In a back corner of the swank H Bar in Houston, near a huge photo of Brigitte Bardot with a dangling cigarette and a deck of cards, two Russian-speaking men offered a Ukrainian gas executive what seemed like an outrageous business proposal. Andrew Favorov, the No. 2 at Ukraine’s...

The report from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is photographed in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. The House released a sweeping impeachment report outlining evidence of what it calls Trump’s wrongdoing toward Ukraine. The findings will serve as the foundation for debate over whether the 45th president should be removed from office. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Takeaways from House report on Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 4, 2019 12:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee released a sweeping impeachment report Tuesday that asserts President Donald Trump misused his office to pressure Ukraine into opening investigations that he believed would help his reelection bid. The report also makes the case that Trump obstructed...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, file photo, Secretary of Energy nominee Dan Brouillette smiles during a Senate hearing on his nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Brouillette, President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary, won Senate confirmation on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Senate approves successor to Rick Perry as energy secretary

Dec. 2, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick to succeed Rick Perry as energy secretary won easy Senate confirmation Monday, despite a Democratic senator’s objections that the nominee hadn’t fully answered questions related to the Trump impeachment investigation. Several other...

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., gives final remarks during a hearing where former White House national security aide Fiona Hill, and David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, during a public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (Bill O'Leary/Pool Photo via AP)

What’s next in impeachment: Judiciary Committee takes charge

Dec. 2, 2019 12:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House impeachment inquiry enters a new phase this week as the Judiciary Committee takes charge of the investigation of President Donald Trump. All testimony so far has been heard by the House Intelligence Committee, which is expected to issue a report on its findings early in the...

FILE -In this Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. The “three amigos” used to mean just one thing in Washington -- the trio of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the trouble spots of the world. Now, it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys pushing Ukraine to pursue investigations of Democrats and Joe Biden.. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

The new ‘three amigos’ riding into Trump impeachment inquiry

Dec. 1, 2019 3:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “three amigos” used to stand for one thing in Washington — the pack of globe-trotting senators led by John McCain who brought American idealism to the world’s trouble spots. Now it refers to another trio, the Trump envoys who pushed Ukraine to pursue...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Sunrise, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump knew of whistleblower before releasing Ukraine aid

Nov. 28, 2019 12:19 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the...

President Donald Trump listens during an event to sign an executive order establishing the Task Force on Missing and Murdered American Indians and Alaska Natives, in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Democrats push impeachment to next phase with Dec. 4 hearing

Nov. 26, 2019 10:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is set to take over the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump, Democrats announced Tuesday, scheduling a hearing for next week as they push closer to a possible vote on actual charges of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” The Judiciary panel...

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., arrives to talk to reporters as the House Intelligence Committee holds public impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. Pelosi says there is clear evidence that President Donald Trump has used his office for his personal gain. She says doing that

What’s next in impeachment: Judiciary Committee up next

Nov. 25, 2019 9:30 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. In the coming weeks, the House intelligence panel will...