Latest Mark Meadows News

Testimony ties president closer to pressure on Ukraine

Nov. 16, 2019 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and...

The Latest: Ousted Ukraine ambassador has her say in hearing

Nov. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and House impeachment hearings (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Attorney General William Barr says congressional Democrats are drowning government agencies with an “avalanche of subpoenas” in order to “incapacitate” the...

North Carolina redistricting proposal threatens 2 incumbents

Nov. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The political future of two GOP incumbents could be endangered as North Carolina Republican legislators advanced a new congressional district map Thursday in response to a partisan gerrymandering lawsuit. The reconfigured districts have become necessary since state judges blocked use...

House mostly behaves during TV debut of impeachment hearings

Nov. 14, 2019 12:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. But the largely respectful conduct Wednesday wasn’t an effort to preserve the dignity of the House doing the gravest of its constitutional...

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...

Hot, crowded and secret room now part of impeachment lore

Nov. 8, 2019 12:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's "excruciating." It smells like a "locker room." And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump's presidency, a key chapter in the House's drive to impeach him will be set in a spy-proof bunker tucked beneath a spiral staircase...

Mulvaney stands up Democrats in impeachment probe

Nov. 8, 2019 11:39 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has stood up Democrats in their impeachment inquiry, skipping his 9 a.m. deposition as Democrats wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation. Democrats subpoenaed Mulvaney late Thursday as the White House...

Trump takes break from impeachment for another kind of fight

Nov. 3, 2019 1:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Politics can be a bruising business. But President Donald Trump took a break from battling the Democrats' impeachment inquiry to watch another bloodsport Saturday, drawing a mixed response at a UFC match at a raucous Madison Square Garden. Both loud boos and cheers could be heard as Trump,...

Ex-Trump aide confirms Ukraine aid was linked to Biden probe

Nov. 1, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former top White House official confirmed that military aid to Ukraine was held up by President Donald Trump's demand for the ally to investigate Democrats and Joe Biden but testified that there's nothing illegal, in his view, about the quid pro quo at the center of the Democrat-led...

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...