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      McConnell says he has the votes to set impeachment trial rules without Democratic support
      Jan07

      McConnell says he has the votes to set impeachment trial rules without Democratic support

      Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he has the votes to set the ground rules of the impeachment trial for President Donald Trump — without Democrats’ support. McConnell first made the remarks during a closed-door lunch with his fellow Republican senators on Capitol Hill, an official in the room told CNN, before...

      John Bolton said he is prepared to testify in Senate trial if subpoenaed
      Jan06

      John Bolton said he is prepared to testify in Senate trial if subpoenaed

      Republicans and Democrats have been at odds over whether or not there will be any witnesses called at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. Author: TEGNA WASHINGTON — Former White House national security adviser John Bolton said in a statement Monday that he would be willing to testify at President Donald Trump’s impeachment...

      Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial
      Jan04

      Small cracks have appeared in GOP unity on impeachment trial

      WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate seems certain to keep President Donald Trump in office thanks to the overwhelming GOP support expected in his impeachment trial. But how that trial will proceed — and when it will begin — remains to be seen. Democrats are pushing for the Senate to issue subpoenas for witnesses and documents, pointing to reports that...

      ‘Quid pro quo’ has got to go: Here’s the latest batch of banned words
      Jan01

      ‘Quid pro quo’ has got to go: Here’s the latest batch of banned words

      Author: 13 ON YOUR SIDE Staff GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan university has released its 45th annual list of words or phrases that should be retired and at the top: quid pro quo. The Latin phrase got new life during the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. The president repeatedly declared there was no “quid pro quo” with...

      Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip due to situation in Iraq
      Jan01

      Pompeo postpones Ukraine trip due to situation in Iraq

      Secretary of State Mike Pompeo postponed a planned trip to Ukraine to deal with the ongoing developments out of Baghdad, the State Department announced Wednesday. “Secretary Pompeo must postpone his visit to Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Cyprus due to the need for the Secretary to be in Washington, D.C., to continue monitoring the...

      Biden attempts to clarify remarks that he wouldn’t comply with subpoena in a Senate impeachment trial
      Dec29

      Biden attempts to clarify remarks that he wouldn’t comply with subpoena in a Senate impeachment trial

      Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Saturday attempted to clarify his previous remark that he wouldn’t testify in a Senate impeachment trial, saying he would comply with whatever Congress “legitimately” asked of him. “Well — I would honor whatever the Congress in fact legitimately asked me to do,” Biden told reporters at a...

      Trump attacks whistleblower in now-removed tweetstorm full of rants and conspiracies
      Dec28

      Trump attacks whistleblower in now-removed tweetstorm full of rants and conspiracies

      President Donald Trump retweeted an attack that included an unsubstantiated name of the intelligence community whistleblower at the heart of the Ukraine scandal as part of a series of rants and conspiratorial posts overnight. Trump or someone with access to his Twitter account removed the retweet Saturday morning. Other retweets were also...

      GOP senator ‘disturbed’ by McConnell impeachment remark
      Dec26

      GOP senator ‘disturbed’ by McConnell impeachment remark

      U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, remains undecided on how she will vote when the Senate trial takes place. Author: Associated Press, TEGNA U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a Republican from Alaska, said she was disturbed to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell say there would be “total coordination” between the White House and...

      Pope Francis appeals for peace in Christmas Day message
      Dec25

      Pope Francis appeals for peace in Christmas Day message

      Pope Francis has urged the Catholic faithful to embrace the “light of Christ” to help end conflict and injustice around the world, during his Christmas Day address. Speaking from the Vatican balcony under a clear blue sky on Wednesday, the Holy Father prayed for people struck by war, political instability, natural disasters and disease among...

      Effort to freeze Ukraine aid began about 90 minutes after call between Trump and Zelensky
      Dec22

      Effort to freeze Ukraine aid began about 90 minutes after call between Trump and Zelensky

      WASHINGTON — Roughly 90 minutes after President Donald Trump spoke to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25, Trump’s political appointees at the White House’s budget office were already ordering the Pentagon to freeze security funding for Ukraine, newly released government documents show. “Based on guidance I have received...