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Pelosi pursues articles of impeachment against Trump, says democracy at sta...

12 December, 2019 11:24 am 11:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Warning that US democracy is at stake, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a congressional committee on Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step setting up a fight over whether to oust him from office. In a dramatic televised statement, Pelosi accused the Republican president … Read More

White House says it won’t participate in Wednesday’s Trump impe...

12 December, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that US President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.” Trump’s aides responded defiantly to the first of two crucial deadlines he faces in Congress this week as Democrats prepare … Read More

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US House intelligence chairman says Trump impeachment report early next mon...

11 November, 2019 12:49 pm 12:49 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The inquiry into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine will enter a new phase shortly after Congress returns to Washington next week when lawmakers issue a report that could lead to impeachment charges against the president, the head of the committee leading the probe said on Monday. US House of Representatives Intelligence … Read More

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Trump says he might be willing to testify in impeachment inquiry

11 November, 2019 11:35 pm 11:35 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Monday indicated publicly for the first time that he might be willing to testify in the impeachment inquiry over his efforts to pressure Ukraine “even though I did nothing wrong.” Lawmakers in the Democratic-led impeachment process in the US House of Representatives have not formally called Trump … Read More

US envoy, Ukraine, impeachment, hearing, political agenda

Ousted US envoy to Ukraine tells impeachment hearing she had no political a...

11 November, 2019 8:56 pm 8:56 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The former US ambassador to Ukraine who was branded “bad news” by President Donald Trump and removed, defended her record and told a televised impeachment hearing on Friday she did not pursue a political agenda in Ukraine. “I had no agenda other than to pursue our stated foreign policy goals,” the ambassador, … Read More

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Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies: Pelosi

11 November, 2019 8:21 am 8:21 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offense under the US Constitution. “The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a public … Read More

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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day

11 November, 2019 9:24 am 9:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically. William Taylor was one of two career diplomats who testified before the US … Read More

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‘Future of the presidency’ at stake as Trump impeachment hearin...

11 November, 2019 11:18 pm 11:18 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a US congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing. The drama unfolded in a hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in which two career US diplomats … Read More

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US House panel to hold impeachment hearings next week

11 November, 2019 8:33 am 8:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will hold public hearings for three days next week in its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, the panel’s chairman, Representative Adam Schiff, said. The witnesses for the committee’s hearings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday next week have already given closed-door depositions, Schiff, a Democrat, … Read More

Senior State Department official appears before Trump impeachment probe

11 November, 2019 9:45 pm 9:45 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A top US State Department official on Wednesday appeared before the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, the first witness to show up this week after a string of administration officials refused to meet with investigators. David Hale, who was appointed by Trump as under secretary for political affairs, met behind closed … Read More

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Trump impeachment effort passes first test in divided US Congress

11 November, 2019 9:56 am 9:56 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A deeply divided US House of Representatives took a major step in the effort to impeach President Donald Trump when lawmakers approved rules for the next, more public, stage in the Democratic-led inquiry into Trump’s attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. In the first formal test of support for … Read More

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Trump impeachment effort passes first test of support in US Congress

10 October, 2019 9:37 pm 9:37 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US House of Representatives took a major step in the impeachment effort against US President Donald Trump on Thursday when lawmakers approved rules for the next stage of the Democratic-led inquiry into the president’s attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. The Democratic-controlled House voted by 232 to 196 … Read More

Republicans lawmakers disrupt Democratic-led Trump impeachment inquiry

10 October, 2019 10:39 pm 10:39 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting the impeachment inquiry against him, on Wednesday disrupted the Democratic-led US House of Representatives probe as a Pentagon official was about to testify. The Republicans stormed into a hearing room where Pentagon official Laura Cooper was due to testify behind … Read More

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Career US diplomat testifies at House impeachment inquiry on Trump’s ...

10 October, 2019 11:02 pm 11:02 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led US House of Representatives’ impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned George Kent, a US career diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere. The probe is focused on a July 25 phone call in which Trump pressed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy … Read More

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Trump uses re-election campaign rally to try to undermine impeachment inqui...

10 October, 2019 8:10 am 8:10 am

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – US President Donald Trump on Thursday used a campaign rally to blast the impeachment inquiry against him as a brazen attempt by Democrats to overthrow him, vowing the attempt to remove him from office would backfire. Supporters of the Republican president packed the 20,000-seat Target Center in Minneapolis for the first of … Read More