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      ‘An avoidable, unforced error’: Trump’s Ukraine trap starts worrying allies
      Oct08

      ‘An avoidable, unforced error’: Trump’s Ukraine trap starts worrying allies

      To his allies, U.S. President Donald Trump never did anything to warrant the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 election. But this is not Russia. This time, some of those same allies say, Trump brought the Ukraine investigation on himself. One said it‘s “unseemly,” while others called it a “naive” and “stupid” mistake, to ask a...

      Trump impeachment tentacles ensnare a growing list of agencies
      Oct07

      Trump impeachment tentacles ensnare a growing list of agencies

      The tentacles of the Democratic impeachment investigation are extending far beyond the arms of U.S. President Donald Trump. The vice president’s office, acting chief of staff‘s office, State Department, Energy Department, Office of Management and Budget and Justice Department are among the government entities quickly finding themselves...

      Pompeo defends phone call, saying Trump wanted to stop Ukrainian corruption
      Oct06

      Pompeo defends phone call, saying Trump wanted to stop Ukrainian corruption

      It wasn’t political extortion — Donald Trump was actually trying to help Ukraine fight corruption, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday of the July phone call at the center of the U.S. president’s ongoing impeachment scandal. Speaking on stage at an event in Athens, Pompeo placed the call in the context of normal...

      Hungary’s new Commission pick criticized for management style
      Oct03

      Hungary’s new Commission pick criticized for management style

      Hungary’s first European Commission nominee failed on substance. Now, his replacement faces criticism over style. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán this week proposed Olivér Várhelyi, currently Hungary’s ambassador to the EU, as his pick for the new Commission after the European Parliament rejected his first candidate. The...

      A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms
      Oct02

      A Trump hotel mystery: Giant reservations followed by empty rooms

      House investigators are looking into an allegation that groups — including at least one foreign government — tried to ingratiate themselves to President Donald Trump by booking rooms at his hotels but never staying in them. It’s a previously unreported part of a broader examination by the House Oversight Committee, included in the...

      Ukraine’s people power problem
      Oct01

      Ukraine’s people power problem

      KYIV — Volodymyr Zelenskiy says he is “obsessed” with referendums. Among the promises Ukraine’s comedian-turned-president made before taking office was to introduce “people’s power through referendums and other forms of direct democracy.” And ahead of the parliamentary election in July, his party, Servant of the People, pledged to...

      Trump grievance machine reaps millions off impeachment
      Oct01

      Trump grievance machine reaps millions off impeachment

      Donald Trump’s campaign aides expected months ago that Democrats would try to impeach the president — and he needed a way to exploit it. So this summer, Trump 2020 officials spliced news clips of Democrats discussing impeachment into a 90-second video montage, punctuated by the president imploring supporters to help him “stop this...

      The Russia hawk in the White House
      Sep30

      The Russia hawk in the White House

      Just weeks into her new job as the White House’s top Russia analyst, Fiona Hill was sitting in one of her first high-level meetings with the president, his national security adviser, and a pounding migraine. Furiously writing notes, keeping her head down, and willing both the meeting and the hammering in her head to end, it took her a few...

      David Cameron defends Biden Ukraine scenario
      Sep29

      David Cameron defends Biden Ukraine scenario

      Former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday supported the explanation offered as to why former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pressured the president of Ukraine in 2015 to crack down on corruption. Speaking on “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN, Cameron said, “It’s certainly true to say that the British view, I think in common with the...

      Conflict of interest questions add to scrutiny of Trump’s Ukraine envoy
      Sep29

      Conflict of interest questions add to scrutiny of Trump’s Ukraine envoy

      Mediating peace between Russia and Ukraine was supposed to be a part-time job for Kurt Volker. But he’s now at the center of a full-blown scandal — with questions about his own conduct that are separate from the alleged pressure campaign that could lead to President Donald Trump’s impeachment. As Trump’s special representative...