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      Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama
      Nov18

      Russia providing mood music for House impeachment drama

      WASHINGTON — For all the talk about Ukraine in the House impeachment inquiry, there’s a character standing just off-stage with a dominant role in this tale of international intrigue: Russia. As has so often been the case since President Donald Trump took office, Moscow provides the mood music for the unfolding political drama. “With you,...

      Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew
      Nov16

      Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

      WASHINGTON — In chilling detail, ousted U.S. Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was “going to go through some things.” Unwilling to stay silent during Yovanovitch’s testimony, Trump...

      Impeachment hearings go live on TV with first witnesses
      Nov13

      Impeachment hearings go live on TV with first witnesses

      WASHINGTON — The closed doors of the Trump impeachment investigation are swinging wide open. When the gavel strikes at the start of the House hearing Wednesday morning, America and the rest of the world will have the chance to see and hear for themselves for the first time about President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine […] The post...

      What’s coming in Trump impeachment: Inquiry goes public
      Nov11

      What’s coming in Trump impeachment: Inquiry goes public

      WASHINGTON — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine whether President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family and the 2016 U.S. presidential election...

      The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton
      Nov08

      The words Trump had to hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

      WASHINGTON — There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent. Kent told investigators that that was his understanding of what...

      Democrats subpoena White House chief of staff in impeachment probe
      Nov08

      Democrats subpoena White House chief of staff in impeachment probe

      WASHINGTON — House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony on Friday as they investigate President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Even so, Mulvaney isn’t expected to appear. The White House instructed its officials not to comply with the...

      Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine
      Oct29

      Army officer says he raised concerns about Trump and Ukraine

      WASHINGTON — A military officer at the National Security Council twice raised concerns over the Trump administration’s push to have Ukraine investigate Democrats and Joe Biden, according to testimony the official is prepared to deliver Tuesday in the House impeachment inquiry. Alexander Vindman, an Army lieutenant colonel who served in Iraq...

      What’s next: Depositions turn to the White House
      Oct28

      What’s next: Depositions turn to the White House

      WASHINGTON — For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family, and to investigate the country’s...

      Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office
      Oct24

      Ukrainian leader felt Trump pressure before taking office

      KYIV, Ukraine — More than two months before the phone call that launched the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, Ukraine’s newly elected leader was already worried about pressure from the U.S. president to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden. Volodymyr Zelenskiy gathered a small group of advisers on May 7 in Kyiv for a...

      US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe
      Oct23

      US diplomat: Trump linked Ukraine aid to demand for probe

      WASHINGTON — A top U.S. diplomat testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump was holding back military aid for Ukraine unless the country agreed to investigate Democrats and a company linked to Joe Biden’s family, providing lawmakers with a detailed new account of the quid pro quo central to the impeachment probe. In a lengthy opening […]...