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Rep. Duncan Hunter pleads guilty to misusing campaign funds

(SAN DIEGO, Calif.) -- California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiracy in a case surrounding his alleged misuse of $250,000 in campaign donations for personal expenses such as family vacations and oral surgeries.He once called the investigation a politically-motivated "witch hunt."Hunter, 42, succeeded his…... Read More

Impeachment report details 'scheme' by Trump to pressure Ukraine for his benefit

(WASHINGTON) -- House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff on Tuesday released a sweeping new report on behalf of Democrats that lays out their case for the impeachment of President Donald Trump, calling it a “wrenching time for the nation” but insisting that nothing less than American democracy is at stake.At…... Read More

Read the impeachment report from the Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee

(WASHINGTON) -- Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released their impeachment report on Tuesday.Read the full report:Full report: The Trump-Ukraine impeachment inquiry report by ABC News Politics on Scribd   Full report: The Trump-Ukra... by ABC News Politics on Scribd   Read the preface and executive summary:   The Trump-Ukraine…... Read More

Federal appeals court sides with Congress in battle for Trump's records from Deutsche Bank

(NEW YORK) -- A New York federal appeals court ruled Tuesday morning that Deutsche Bank must turn over copies of President Donald Trump’s financial records subpoenaed by the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees, marking the latest blow to the president’s effort to keep his financial records private.The appellate judges…... Read More

Trump says Pompeo, Mulvaney could testify in a Senate impeachment trial

(LONDON) -- A day before the next public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into how he and his administration handled military aid to Ukraine, President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he could direct top administration officials to testify in a possible Senate trial.The White House has blocked administration officials from…... Read More

Trump announces G-7 summit to be held at Camp David, following Doral club criticism

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that next year's Group of Seven summit will take place at Camp David, after his administration's initial choice of Trump's own resort in Florida was widely criticized as self-dealing.“We’re going to do it at Camp David,” Trump told reporters in London, adding attendees…... Read More

House GOP lays out defense of Trump on Ukraine, says he wasn't focused on 2020

(WASHINGTON) -- A new report by House Republicans reviewed by ABC News on Monday argues that President Donald Trump shouldn’t be impeached because there is no evidence that his actions were done specifically to “benefit in the 2020 election.” The 123-page report is the official GOP response after several weeks…... Read More

Giuliani associate asks court to release material for impeachment inquiry

(NEW YORK) -- An attorney representing Rudy Giuliani's indicted associate, Lev Parnas, asked that materials seized during his client’s arrest be released to the House committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Joseph Bondy, the lawyer for Parnas, asked a federal court in Manhattan, New York on Monday…... Read More

Trump campaign will no longer credential Bloomberg News reporters at events

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee have issued a ban on all reporters from Bloomberg News attending future rallies and campaign events. The new policy will no longer permit representatives from the news company to be credentialed at events, and the campaign will determine…... Read More

Supreme Court weighs dismissal of New York gun rights case

(WASHINGTON) -- The first gun rights case before the U.S. Supreme Court in nearly a decade boiled down to a debate over whether there's still a case at all.The New York City law in question -- which had banned the transportation of licensed, locked and unloaded handguns outside city limits…... Read More

Sen. Amy Klobuchar calls impeachment hearings 'global Watergate'

(NEW YORK) -- Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar on Monday likened the impeachment hearings on Capitol Hill to "a global Watergate."Klobuchar, who was a guest on The View, said President Trump's alleged request for political dirt on Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden may…... Read More

Trump: Won't send lawyer to impeachment hearing 'because it's all a hoax'

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Monday that he did not plan to send a lawyer to represent him before the House's impeachment hearing this week "because the whole thing is a hoax."The White House said Sunday that it did not plan to send counsel to the House Judiciary Committee's…... Read More

‘Sickening’ to be attacked by Trump, former FBI lawyer Lisa Page says in interview

(WASHINGTON) -- A former FBI lawyer repeatedly attacked by President Donald Trump says she no longer wants to stay silent, calling it “sickening” to face personal attacks from him on a regular basis.“It’s almost impossible to describe” what it’s like, Lisa Page told The Daily Beast. “It’s like being punched…... Read More

After criticism, Melania Trump unveils patriotic-themed White House Christmas decorations

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Melania Trump unveiled the White House Christmas decorations Monday morning, declaring this year’s theme to be “The Spirit of America.”The theme appeared to be a safer choice than in previous years, which included blood-red trees mocked for looking like something out of The Handmaid's Tale.The first…... Read More