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    Alexander Vindman: witness who spoke out against Trump fired from job
    Feb08

    Alexander Vindman: witness who spoke out against Trump fired from job

    Vindman escorted out of White House on Friday afternoonTrump ‘decided to exact revenge’, says Vindman’s lawyerIn an accelerating purge of Donald Trump critics in the days since his impeachment acquittal, Lt Col Alexander Vindman, who defied Trump to deliver public testimony during the impeachment inquiry, was removed from his White...

    Iran knew from start it had shot down jet, says Ukrainian president
    Feb03

    Iran knew from start it had shot down jet, says Ukrainian president

    Volodymyr Zelenskiy says leaked audio proves Iran knew what happened to flight 752A leaked recording of conversation between an Iranian pilot and a control tower prove that Iran immediately knew it had shot down a passenger jet that crashed near Tehran last month, Ukraine’s president has said.An audio recording obtained by Ukrainian media...

    Mike Pompeo aims to smooth relations with Kyiv on Ukraine visit
    Jan30

    Mike Pompeo aims to smooth relations with Kyiv on Ukraine visit

    Secretary of state arrives after asking reporter: ‘Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?’The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, will arrive in Kyiv on Thursday amid a bruising Washington impeachment battle and a storm around his alleged remarks to an NPR reporter: “Do you think Americans care about Ukraine?”Pompeo is scheduled to meet...

    Trump lawyers urge senators to ‘end the age of impeachment’ and acquit Trump – video
    Jan29

    Trump lawyers urge senators to ‘end the age of impeachment’ and acquit Trump – video

    Donald Trump’s defence team has urged senators to acquit the president as they wrapped up their arguments in his impeachment trial. Dismissing objections to Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine as ‘policy disagreements’, Trump’s lawyers also sought to marginalise former national security adviser John Bolton’s...

    Trump lawyers dismiss Ukraine scandal and urge swift end to impeachment trial
    Jan29

    Trump lawyers dismiss Ukraine scandal and urge swift end to impeachment trial

    Legal team says president had ‘policy dispute’ – before telling senators not to ‘lower the bar of impeachment’ by voting to convictLawyers for Donald Trump concluded their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, dismissing objections to Trump’s conduct towards Ukraine as “policy disagreements” and warning...

    Trump impeachment team concludes opening arguments with plea to ‘end this now’ – live
    Jan29

    Trump impeachment team concludes opening arguments with plea to ‘end this now’ – live

    White House counsel to senators: reject articles of impeachmentSchiff says Trump’s lawyers ‘cannot defend president on facts’Help us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 9.14pm GMTExiting a meeting with fellow Republican senators, John Cornyn said the caucus had not reached a decision on calling witnesses...

    Democrats intensify demand for John Bolton testimony after explosive book draft – live
    Jan27

    Democrats intensify demand for John Bolton testimony after explosive book draft – live

    Trump pushes back against potential testimony Bolton wrote that Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiryHelp us cover the critical issues of 2020. Consider making a contribution 2.55pm GMTArriving at the Capitol this morning, House speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated her support for calling new witnesses to testify in the Senate impeachment trial,...

    Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiry, Bolton book draft says – report
    Jan27

    Trump linked Ukraine aid to Biden inquiry, Bolton book draft says – report

    Manuscript written by former national security adviser details material Bolton could be expected to reveal if he were called in the impeachment trialThe draft of a book by former US national security adviser John Bolton reportedly describes how Donald Trump told him about his determination to delay US military aid to Ukraine until its government...

    Video appears to show Trump talking to Lev Parnas about ‘taking out’ Ukraine ambassador – video
    Jan26

    Video appears to show Trump talking to Lev Parnas about ‘taking out’ Ukraine ambassador – video

    Footage obtained from Parnas’s lawyer, dating back to April 2018, appears to show Donald Trump ordering attendees at a meal to ‘get rid’ of the US ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. The video surfaced on Saturday 25 January.Parnas, who was involved in the impeachment proceedings, worked with Trump’s former attorney...

    Video appears to show Trump ordering Marie Yovanovitch’s removal
    Jan26

    Video appears to show Trump ordering Marie Yovanovitch’s removal

    ‘Get rid of her. Get her out tomorrow,’ president seems to say of ambassador to UkraineDonald Trump demanded the dismissal of Marie Yovanovitch, then US ambassador to Ukraine and now a key figure in the president’s impeachment trial, according to a video recording released to the media.The footage was reportedly taken during an April...