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Trump's actions on Ukraine 'an impeachable offense,' says House Dem on Intelligence Committee

(WASHINGTON) -- Two members of the House Intelligence Committee responded to developments over the weekend in the impeachment inquiry, including State Department official David Holmes' closed door testimony, and looked toward next week's impeachment hearings in an interview on ABC's "This Week.""I don't think the evidence has been building at…... Read More

John Bel Edwards, the Deep South's only Democratic governor, wins reelection in Louisiana

(NEW ORLEANS) -- In the Deep South, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards will stave off a challenge from a Donald Trump-backed GOP rival to win reelection in Louisiana's tight gubernatorial race.Edwards leads GOP candidate Eddie Rispone, 50.7% to 49.3%, late Saturday, according to unofficial results from Louisiana's secretary of state's…... Read More

In closed-door testimony, US diplomat says he heard Trump question the EU ambassador on Ukraine 'investigation'

(WASHINGTON) -- A State Department official, who was subpoenaed to testify amid the House impeachment probe, told lawmakers that President Donald Trump asked EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland in a phone call about the status of an investigation he requested from the Ukrainian president.David Holmes, the U.S. diplomat in Kiev, Ukraine,…... Read More

White House officials were concerned by 'unusual' reference in Trump’s call to Ukraine’s president

(WASHINGTON) -- An adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, who listened to President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, found the president’s reference to investigations into a potential 2020 political opponent and the 2016 election "unusual and inappropriate.""I certainly noted that the mention of those specific investigations seemed…... Read More

White House official arrives to give closed-door testimony, against orders

(WASHINGTON) -- The first Office of Management and Budget official to break ranks amid the House's impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for his closed-door testimony.Mark Sandy, a career White House official and former OMB director, is testifying under subpoena -- against White House orders.Acting White House budget…... Read More

Takeaways from Marie Yovanovitch testimony

(WASHINGTON) -- Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch, a longtime career diplomat, was serving as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine last spring when she was abruptly ordered home and told that she had lost the confidence of the president. President Donald Trump in a subsequent phone call to Ukraine’s president called her "bad news"…... Read More

The attorneys asking questions at the public impeachment hearings

(WASHINGTON) -- The first week of public hearings of the House impeachment inquiry featured many faces familiar to viewers who have been paying close attention and the faces of two attorneys, who may have been unfamiliar.Under the rules set for these hearings, Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Ranking Member Devin…... Read More

Trump issues pardons for service members accused of war crimes

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump has intervened in the cases of three American service members convicted or accused of war crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by issuing two pardons and maintaining the rank of one of the service members who'd been demoted.Army Lt. Clint Lorance, who had been imprisoned at…... Read More

In NC, legal actions could have a big impact in the upcoming 2020 election

(WASHINGTON) -- In North Carolina, a closely-watched swing state that for years has had lawsuits winding through the courts amid partisan claims of voter disenfranchisement, a new series of legal actions could have a big impact in the upcoming 2020 election. On Friday afternoon, the state Senate approved the newly-redrawn…... Read More

Impeachment hearings day 2: Former ambassador to Ukraine describes why Trump recalling her damaged US interests

(WASHINGTON) -- Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was abruptly recalled from her post overseas, is testified Friday in the second public impeachment hearing. After fielding questions from impeachment investigators behind closed doors last month, she offered details of her account of efforts to publicly discredit her…... Read More

5 key takeaways from testimony by former Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

(WASHINGTON) -- Marie "Masha" Yovanovitch, a longtime career diplomat, was serving as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine last spring when she was abruptly ordered home and told that she had lost the confidence of the president. President Donald Trump in a subsequent phone call to Ukraine’s president called her "bad news"…... Read More

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur enters race to fill California Rep. Katie Hill's seat

(LOS ANGELES) -- The special election to fill California Rep. Katie Hill's vacant seat is shaping up, with Cenk Uygur, the founder and host of liberal media company The Young Turks, announcing his bid for the seat, joining George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign aide who was convicted in the…... Read More

Democrats accuse Trump of witness intimidation for trashing former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during impeachment hearing

(WASHINGTON) -- House Democrats accused President Donald Trump of intimidating a witness testifying as part of an impeachment inquiry into his behavior after the president trashed his former ambassador to Ukraine on Twitter Friday.  "Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad," Trump tweeted about the ambassador, as she testified before the…... Read More

White House record of Trump's 1st call with Ukrainian president differs from earlier description

(WASHINGTON) -- A rough transcript of a congratulatory phone call President Donald Trump made this spring to Ukraine's president-elect contained no mention of corruption, despite the White House shortly after the call saying Trump had broached the subject.The White House on Friday released the rough transcript of the call Trump…... Read More