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Donald Trump Jr.: provocateur, master preacher for father

Oct. 20, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The shout of "2024!" from the crowd was unmistakable. It stopped Donald Trump Jr. cold. President Donald Trump's eldest son had been in the midst of a humor-laced screed in which he decried Joe Biden as too old and Elizabeth Warren as too liberal and insisted his father's 2016 campaign...

Schiff, a longtime prosecutor, angers GOP in impeachment

Oct. 19, 2019 1:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no Archibald Cox or Ken Starr to be found in President Donald Trump's impeachment. So it's up to Adam Schiff to build the case. While those independent prosecutors launched the investigations of Presidents Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton, there is no comparative figure in the...

White House: Ukraine aid held up partly over election probe

Oct. 18, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the...

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

Oct. 17, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of...

Why Trump asked Ukraine's president about 'CrowdStrike'

Oct. 17, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

In his now-infamous July phone call with Ukraine's president, President Donald Trump referred briefly to a long-discredited conspiracy theory that tries to cast doubt on Russia's role in the 2016 hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Some Trump backers who circulate unsubstantiated rumors have latched...

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. Behind the scenes, however, many...

Anatomy of the phone call now imperiling Trump's presidency

Oct. 12, 2019 10:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were dozens of ears listening to President Donald Trump's 30-minute phone call with the leader of Ukraine that is at the center of a House impeachment inquiry , and as many eyes that saw what he said. White House staffers, working in the secure, soundproof Situation Room in the West...

Trump attacks Biden, slams impeachment probe at Minn. rally

Oct. 11, 2019 1:48 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Confronting an investigation provoked by his...

Analysis: Impeachment fight tests Constitution's limits

Oct. 11, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump has spent his time in office trying to bend the conventions of the American presidency to his will. Now he appears to be trying to override a core principle of democracy: that no one is above the law. Faced with an impeachment inquiry, Trump has openly defied the core...

Florida men tied to Giuliani, Ukraine probe arrested

Oct. 11, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Florida businessmen tied to President Donald Trump's lawyer and the Ukraine impeachment investigation were charged with federal campaign finance violations. The charges Thursday relate to a $325,000 donation to a group supporting Trump's reelection. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman,...