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Trump impeachment hearings Day 4: Gordon Sondland testifies

(WASHINGTON) -- If there's one witness in the House impeachment inquiry who could speak to exactly what President Donald Trump wanted in Ukraine, it would be Gordon Sondland and he's testifying in public for the first time on Wednesday. A wealthy hotelier who donated $1 million to Trump's inauguration, Sondland…... Read More

Voters voice doubts over impeachment hearings: 'This is just useless politics'

(ATLANTA) -- As public impeachment hearings enter a second week, a majority of Americans have said their opinions on the impeachment of President Donald Trump were formed weeks ago, and many question whether anything will change when the process concludes. "I'm not a politician. I can't say that he should…... Read More

Army providing security assistance to Vindman, a key witness in impeachment hearings

(WASHINGTON) --  The U.S. Army is providing security assistance to Lt. Col. Alex Vindman, the Army officer who testified Tuesday before a House impeachment hearing. Vindman, currently serving on the White House National Security Council, testified about his concerns about President Donald Trump's July phone call with Ukraine's president. "The…... Read More

5 key takeaways from impeachment hearings on Day 3

(WASHINGTON) --  It's week No. 2 in public hearings on the House impeachment inquiry, and the public gets to hear from witnesses who were listening to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Testifying Tuesday morning were Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security…... Read More

Trump impeachment hearings live updates Day 3: Kurt Volker, Tim Morrison testify

(WASHINGTON) --Day 3 of the House impeachment hearings continued Tuesday afternoon with two witnesses requested by Republicans: Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine, and Tim Morrison, a National Security Council official who was on President Donald Trump's July 25 call with Ukraine's president. Republicans want Morrison, a…... Read More

Republicans at impeachment inquiry question Lt. Col. Vindman's loyalty over Ukraine job offer

(WASHINGTON) --  At Tuesday’s House impeachment hearing, the Republican counsel questioned Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman about a specific proposition by the Ukrainian government -- an offer for Vindman to serve as its defense minister. Vindman, the National Security Council's Ukraine expert, said he was asked three times but dismissed the…... Read More

White House releases physician's memo of Trump's unannounced hospital visit

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump mocked speculation that followed his unexpected weekend visit to Walter Reed Medical Center for what he called “phase one” of his annual physical, after his physician released a memorandum on Monday. Trump recounted a conversation he said he had with his wife on Tuesday, where…... Read More

Spotlight on Stacey Abrams, voter suppression as Democrats set to debate in Georgia

(ATLANTA) -- Democrat Stacey Abrams may not have won Georgia's 2018 gubernatorial election, but her historic campaign, which uniquely took on voter suppression, pushed her to launch a 2020-focused initiative within her organization Fair Fight, to continue her campaign for voters' rights with enough time to make an impact ahead…... Read More

Bureau of Prisons director set for grilling on Capitol Hill in wake of Epstein, Bulger deaths

(WASHINGTON) -- The director of the Bureau of Prisons is set for a grilling in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in the wake of several high-profile deaths in the federal prison system, including those of sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and reputed mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.In a…... Read More

Democrats take fight to battleground states with investments in voter protections

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats are looking to expand early investments in seven key battleground states in the lead up to the 2020 election cycle, with a six-figure investment to fund a new round of general election staff operatives, according to a Democratic Party official. The investment is part of a broad…... Read More

Homeland Security watchdog calls out 'serious management and performance challenges' linked to vacant leadership positions

(WASHINGTON) --  A new watchdog report is sounding the alarm over long-standing vacancies in the Department of Homeland Security. The report, examining turnover and shifting leadership at the DHS, found "serious management and performance challenges," as well as "serious gaps" in department communication and operations linked to high turnover and…... Read More