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      Trump defends Giuliani in tweet after report of federal probe
      Oct12

      Trump defends Giuliani in tweet after report of federal probe

      Washington – US President Donald Trump defended his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday as a “legendary crime buster” and “wonderful lawyer” after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine. “So now they are after the...

      Ex-envoy tells impeachment inquiry Trump ousted her based on ‘false claims’
      Oct11

      Ex-envoy tells impeachment inquiry Trump ousted her based on ‘false claims’

      WASHINGTON – The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who Donald Trump has called “bad news” told a House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into the president on Friday that Trump removed her from her post based on “unfounded and false claims,” according to U.S. media reports. Marie Yovanovitch, who was abruptly...

      Arrest of Giuliani associates puts Congressman in spotlight over ex-Ukraine envoy’s axing
      Oct11

      Arrest of Giuliani associates puts Congressman in spotlight over ex-Ukraine envoy’s axing

      Washington – Businessmen with ties to Rudy Giuliani lobbied a US congressman in 2018 for help ousting the American ambassador to Ukraine around the same time they committed to raising money for the lawmaker. An indictment unsealed Thursday identified the lawmaker only as “Congressman 1.” But the donations described in the...

      Envoy to Ukraine was sacked after pushback on Giuliani, says ex-diplomat
      Oct11

      Envoy to Ukraine was sacked after pushback on Giuliani, says ex-diplomat

      Washington— The former US ambassador to Ukraine was removed from her post after insisting that Rudy Giuliani’s requests to Ukrainian officials for investigations be relayed through official channels, according to a former diplomat who has spoken with her. The ambassador, Marie Yovanovitch, is scheduled to testify before congressional...

      Ukraine president says ‘no blackmail’ during meeting with Donald Trump
      Oct10

      Ukraine president says ‘no blackmail’ during meeting with Donald Trump

      Kiev – Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday that US President Donald Trump did not seek to blackmail him during a phone call in July or a meeting in September. Zelenskiy said he had not known that US military aid to Ukraine had been blocked at the time of the call. Having been made aware of this by his defence...

      Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached for ‘abusing powers to help re-election’
      Oct09

      Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached for ‘abusing powers to help re-election’

      Rochester – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own re-election. Biden made the remarks as part a blistering 25-minute campaign speech in New Hampshire. Biden said Trump is “shooting holes in the...

      White House says it won’t cooperate with Trump impeachment inquiry
      Oct09

      White House says it won’t cooperate with Trump impeachment inquiry

      Washington – The White House on Tuesday said it would not cooperate with the House’s impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, arguing that the probe “violates the Constitution, the rule of law, and every past precedent” in an escalating standoff with an unbowed Congress. In a scathing, eight-page letter, the White...

      State Department bars US envoy from appearing before Trump impeachment hearing
      Oct08

      State Department bars US envoy from appearing before Trump impeachment hearing

      Washington The Trump administration barred Gordon Sondland, the US European Union ambassador, from appearing Tuesday before a House panel conducting the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. “Ambassador Sondland is profoundly disappointed that he will not be able to testify,” said a statement from the envoy’s attorney,...

      What to watch out for around the Trump impeachment bid this week
      Oct07

      What to watch out for around the Trump impeachment bid this week

      Washington — House Democrats are marching forward with their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, with more depositions coming this week. Democrats are moving quickly to interview key witnesses and lock down information as they explore the question of whether the president compromised national security or abused his office by seeking...

      Second Trump Ukraine whistleblower comes forward
      Oct06

      Second Trump Ukraine whistleblower comes forward

      Washington – A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community’s internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower’s complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two. Attorney Mark Zaid told The Associated Press in a text message...