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White House, GOP senators discuss impeachment trial strategy

Nov. 21, 2019 6:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top White House officials met Thursday with Republican senators to discuss strategy for a widely expected Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump but made no decisions about its length or other tactics, two people familiar with the session said. Participants expressed more...

Correction: Foreign Influence-Straw Donor story

Nov. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EST

In a story Oct. 29 about Imaad Zuberi, a political fundraiser accused of making illegal contributions on behalf of foreigners, The Associated Press omitted certain details of donations involving Saudi businessman Mohammed Al Rahbani and misattributed the source of some information. Prosecutors said Zuberi...

Report on FBI’s Russia probe to be released next month

Nov. 21, 2019 10:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department’s inspector general will release its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation on Dec. 9. Inspector General Michael Horowitz said in a letter Thursday the report will have minimal redactions. The letter was sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham, the...

Senate confirms White House lawyer as appeals court judge

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House lawyer won Senate confirmation as a federal appeals court judge Thursday despite complaints by lawmakers from both parties about his record on immigration, race, women's equality and LGBTQ rights. Steven Menashi, an associate White House counsel, was confirmed by a 51-41...

GOP senators confronted Erdogan over video, participants say

Nov. 14, 2019 2:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a contentious Oval Office meeting, a band of GOP senators rebuffed the effort by Turkey’s president to depict anti-Islamic State Kurd forces as terrorists, with White House allies taking a harder line against Recep Tayyip Erdogan than did President Donald Trump. Participants...

US and Turkey have friendly talks but differences persist

Nov. 13, 2019 7:02 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are “very good friends,” but their meeting Wednesday at the White House failed to resolve an issue that has badly strained relations between the two NATO allies. Trump and Erdogan concluded a visit...

GOP senators too busy, unwilling to view impeachment hearing

Nov. 12, 2019 8:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to watch on live TV Wednesday as the House kicks off public hearings on whether to impeach President Donald Trump. Just don't expect many Republican senators to be among them, if a quick sampling of them is to be believed. Of eight Senate Republicans...

What's coming in impeachment: The inquiry goes public

Nov. 11, 2019 9:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family...

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...

Sessions, an Alabama icon, faces uncertain path to Senate

Nov. 8, 2019 2:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday he wants to reclaim his old Senate seat from Alabama, where he's been a conservative icon and dominant vote-getter since the 1990s. But it's already clear that President Donald Trump's enmity toward him, along with an established...