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NPR host says Pompeo shouted and swore at her after interview
Jan25

NPR host says Pompeo shouted and swore at her after interview

NPR host Mary Louise Kelly says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo shouted at her, swore at her and demanded she locate Ukraine on an unmarked map after an interview Friday that grew contentious. He was unhappy that she asked him about Ukraine and whether he had ever defended the ex-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. …read more...

Pompeo steps up attacks on NPR reporter, but doesn’t deny her account
Jan25

Pompeo steps up attacks on NPR reporter, but doesn’t deny her account

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday attacked an NPR correspondent who reported that he berated and cursed at her following questioning over Ukraine, claiming “she lied to me” and describing her actions as “shameful.” “NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly lied to me, twice. First, last month, in setting up our interview and, then again yesterday,...

‘It is shameful’: Pompeo says journalist lied about his behaviour after interview
Jan25

‘It is shameful’: Pompeo says journalist lied about his behaviour after interview

NPR reporter Mary Louise Kelly said on Friday that Pompeo cursed at her and repeatedly “used the F-word” in a shouted diatribe after she questioned him about Ukraine and the ousted American ambassador to Kiev during a nine-minute interview. …read more Source:: Global...

Impeachment trial: Trump’s defence team set to begin opening arguments
Jan25

Impeachment trial: Trump’s defence team set to begin opening arguments

The president’s attorneys will begin their arguments Saturday in the impeachment trial and are expected to insist the president did nothing wrong when he asked Ukraine’s leader to investigate political rival Joe Biden. …read more Source:: Global...

‘Take her out’: Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired
Jan25

‘Take her out’: Recording appears to capture Trump at private dinner saying he wants Ukraine ambassador fired

A recording obtained by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — two former business associates of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani who have since been...

U.S. House investigators given tape of Trump calling for ambassador’s ouster
Jan25

U.S. House investigators given tape of Trump calling for ambassador’s ouster

An associate of Rudy Giuliani has provided congressional investigators with a recording of U.S. President Donald Trump saying he wanted to get rid of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, whose ouster emerged as an issue in the president’s impeachment, his attorney told The Associated Press on Friday. …read more Source::...

Recording links Trump to Ukraine ambassador ouster
Jan25

Recording links Trump to Ukraine ambassador ouster

The recording appears to contradict Trump’s statements that he did not know Lev Parnas, a key figure in the impeachment investigation. …read more Source:: Toronto...

Pompeo Won’t Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. ‘I’ve Done What’s Right’
Jan25

Pompeo Won’t Say Whether He Owes Yovanovitch An Apology. ‘I’ve Done What’s Right’

As the State Department faces ongoing questions over Marie Yovanovitch’s treatment as U.S. envoy to Ukraine, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tells NPR, “I’ve defended every single person on this team.”(Image credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images) …read more Source::...

Democrats say Trump ‘got caught’ on Ukraine during final arguments at impeachment trial
Jan25

Democrats say Trump ‘got caught’ on Ukraine during final arguments at impeachment trial

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at U.S. President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, arguing the president will persist in abusing the power of his office ahead of the 2020 election unless Congress intervenes to remove him from office. …read more Source::...

Belarus’ leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states
Jan25

Belarus’ leader blasts Russia for pushing merger of 2 states

KYIV, Ukraine — The president of Belarus on Friday accused Moscow of pressuring his country to merge with Russia and vowed not to let it happen. Talking to workers of a paper plant in eastern Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko lambasted Russia, the country’s main provider of cheap oil and gas, for halting oil supplies in order “to dissolve...