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      Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump’s ‘inappropriate’ Ukraine call
      Nov19

      Key witnesses tell of concern over Trump’s ‘inappropriate’ Ukraine call

      Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams testify publiclyPanel hears Trump demanded investigation tied to Joe BidenImpeachment hearings – live coverageTwo witnesses in the impeachment inquiry have described their concern over an “unusual” call between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president in July, in which Trump ignored official talking points...

      Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine call – live news
      Nov19

      Impeachment hearings: witnesses to give firsthand accounts of Trump’s Ukraine call – live news

      Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams to testify publicly about Trump’s July conversation with Volodymyr Zelenskiy – follow all the latest liveIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 1.13pm GMTThere will actually be two impeachment hearings held on Capitol Hill today....

      Impeachment witness: I’ve never heard anything like Trump-Sondland Ukraine call
      Nov19

      Impeachment witness: I’ve never heard anything like Trump-Sondland Ukraine call

      In newly released transcript, state department official details exchange in which Trump raised Ukraine investigationsDavid Holmes, a state department official, said he had “never seen anything like” the phone call he overheard between Donald Trump and Gordon Sondland, the EU ambassador, in which Trump personally raised the investigations he had...

      Trump impeachment: security figures had concerns about Sondland’s role in Ukraine
      Nov17

      Trump impeachment: security figures had concerns about Sondland’s role in Ukraine

      Former security official Tim Morrison testifies about worries over conduct of US ambassador to EUA former top US security official was concerned about the role of the US ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, in Donald Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine to carry out political investigations in return for military aid.According...

      The impeachment hearings are a battle between oligarchy and democracy | Heather Cox Richardson
      Nov16

      The impeachment hearings are a battle between oligarchy and democracy | Heather Cox Richardson

      Official US policy in Ukraine was to promote rule of law, but the Trump administration sided against it, hearings have shownSince the House of Representatives opened an impeachment inquiry in late September into the actions of Donald Trump over his withholding of aid to Ukraine, the Republican defenders of the president have dismissed the inquiry...

      Trump personally kept pressure on Ukraine, says impeachment inquiry witness
      Nov16

      Trump personally kept pressure on Ukraine, says impeachment inquiry witness

      David Holmes, diplomat at the US embassy in Kiev, says Trump did not ‘give a shit’ about Ukraine and only cared about what would benefit him politicallyDonald Trump personally kept up pressure on Ukraine to carry out investigations he had requested in a phone call with a senior US diplomat, who then observed the president did not “give a...

      Ukraine ambassador describes Trump’s ‘shocking’ smear campaign against her
      Nov15

      Ukraine ambassador describes Trump’s ‘shocking’ smear campaign against her

      Marie Yovanovitch, the third witness in public impeachment hearings, testified while president tweeted against herFollow the latest impeachment hearing updates liveAn American ambassador recalled by Donald Trump from Ukraine has told impeachment investigators she felt “shocked and devastated” by Trump’s personal attacks on her, and that she...

      Marie Yovanovitch says state department fails to fight ‘corrupt interests’
      Nov15

      Marie Yovanovitch says state department fails to fight ‘corrupt interests’

      Former US ambassador to Ukraine’s testimony at impeachment hearing puts focus on profound problems within departmentUkraine ambassador describes Trump’s ‘shocking’ smear campaign against herMarie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, has given a devastating account of the state department in “crisis” saying “the...

      Democrats to consider Trump Twitter smear in articles of impeachment – live
      Nov15

      Democrats to consider Trump Twitter smear in articles of impeachment – live

      President tweets attacks against the ousted US ambassador to Ukraine as she testifies to the House impeachment inquiry – follow liveIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 6.19pm GMTThe hearing has moved on to rounds of five-minute questioning from each member of the House...

      If Trump survives impeachment, it’s clear who he’ll have to thank | Jonathan Freedland
      Nov15

      If Trump survives impeachment, it’s clear who he’ll have to thank | Jonathan Freedland

      The president’s abuse of power looks as bad as Watergate, but so far he’s enjoyed the privilege of the age: impunityDonald Trump has spat out so many insults and broken so many taboos that it’s hard for any single remark to linger long in the memory. Nevertheless one line from his 2016 election campaign has endured, partly...