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      Immediate backlash after Trump calls impeachment probe ‘a lynching’
      Oct22

      Immediate backlash after Trump calls impeachment probe ‘a lynching’

      WASHINGTON — Conjuring memories of violent racially motivated murders and drawing an immediate bipartisan backlash, President Donald Trump on Tuesday described House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as a “lynching.” Trump made the statement in a morning tweet that began with a warning that “if a Democrat becomes president...

      US official who questioned ‘crazy’ Ukraine policy to testify in Trump probe
      Oct22

      US official who questioned ‘crazy’ Ukraine policy to testify in Trump probe

      Washington – US lawmakers conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump will hear on Tuesday from the top US official in Ukraine, who once said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid for the country for domestic political reasons. William Taylor, a former Army officer and career US diplomat now leading the US...

      Trump impeachment probe to focus on more key witnesses this week
      Oct21

      Trump impeachment probe to focus on more key witnesses this week

      Washington – US lawmakers leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump are expected to hear another round of crucial testimony this week, including from the acting ambassador to Ukraine who had raised concerns that security aid was being withheld to apply improper political pressure. Veteran State Department officer William...

      Donald Trump reverses course on G7 as Republicans grow tired of defending him
      Oct21

      Donald Trump reverses course on G7 as Republicans grow tired of defending him

      Washington – President Donald Trump was forced to abandon his decision to host next year’s Group of Seven summit at his private golf club after it became clear the move had alienated Republicans and swiftly become part of the impeachment inquiry that threatens his presidency. In a round of phone calls with conservative allies this...

      2020 a fight for ‘survival of American democracy,’ says Trump
      Oct18

      2020 a fight for ‘survival of American democracy,’ says Trump

      Washington – US President Donald Trump wasted little time at a campaign rally in Dallas attacking the Democrats leading an impeachment probe against him, saying “Crazy Nancy” and “Shifty Schiff” hate the United States. “The Democrats have betrayed our country,” he said to cheers, as he said the 2020...

      Trump to host next year’s G7 summit at his Florida golf resort – White House
      Oct17

      Trump to host next year’s G7 summit at his Florida golf resort – White House

      WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump would not profit from use of the...

      Trump to host next year’s G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says
      Oct17

      Trump to host next year’s G7 summit at his Florida golf resort, White House says

      WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump will host next year’s Group of Seven economic summit of developed world leaders at one of his own properties, the Trump National Doral golf resort near Miami, a White House official said on Thursday. White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Trump would not profit from use of the...

      Impeachment probe on Donald Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state
      Oct17

      Impeachment probe on Donald Trump hears from ex-aide to secretary of state

      Washington – A former adviser to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine. Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley was the latest senior administration official to give...

      Trump lawyer Giuliani refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry
      Oct16

      Trump lawyer Giuliani refuses to cooperate with impeachment inquiry

      Washington – President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani will not cooperate with an impeachment inquiry that is homing in on his efforts to pressure a foreign government to investigate one of Trump’s political rivals, his lawyer said on Tuesday. “This appears to be an unconstitutional, baseless, and illegitimate...

      Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid R7bn to consult on indicted associate’s firm
      Oct15

      Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid R7bn to consult on indicted associate’s firm

      Was – President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500 000 (about R7 billion) for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was...