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Pelosi says Trump’s Ukraine actions amount to ‘bribery’

Nov. 14, 2019 7:39 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are refining part of their impeachment case against the president to a simple allegation: Bribery. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday brushed aside the Latin phrase “quid pro quo” that Democrats have been using to describe President Donald Trump’s...

Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public

Nov. 14, 2019 10:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House...

Was Trump call with Ukraine 'perfect'? GOP has many answers

Nov. 10, 2019 7:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have no unified argument in the impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump , in large part because they can't agree on how best to defend the president — or for some, if they should. That would require a level of consensus that Trump's call with the Ukraine president was...

Diplomat lays out White House campaign to oust her

Nov. 4, 2019 10:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a warning to watch her back, that people were "looking to hurt" her. From there, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House investigators, it escalated into a chilling campaign to fire her as President Donald Trump and his allies angled in Eastern...

Lawyer: Whistleblower willing to take written GOP questions

Nov. 3, 2019 11:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine said Sunday his client is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans. The surprise offer, made to Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence...

Analysis: In hyperpartisan era, Trump's GOP support is solid

Nov. 2, 2019 12:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The more concrete the testimony in the impeachment inquiry, the more solidly Republicans are sticking with President Donald Trump. Witness after witness in closed-door House hearings is corroborating the core facts that Democrats say make a strong case against the president. Trump...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Nov. 1, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Reps. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., and Steve Scalise, R-La.; Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Reps. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., and Tom Cole, R-Okla.; Democratic presidential...

Schiff says impeachment transcripts could come next week

Nov. 1, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Friday that the panels investigating impeachment could begin releasing transcripts of closed-door witness depositions early next week, part of an effort to move the investigation into public view and allow Americans to evaluate the...

The Latest: House passes rules package for impeachment probe

Nov. 1, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment resolution (all times local): 9:25 p.m. Democrats have swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the...

Sharply divided House approves Dems' impeachment rules

Nov. 1, 2019 5:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats swept a rules package for their impeachment probe of President Donald Trump through a divided House Thursday, as the chamber's first vote on the investigation highlighted the partisan breach the issue has only deepened. By 232-196, lawmakers approved the procedures they'll...