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      Unpredictable Sondland faces questions about Trump, Ukraine
      Nov20

      Unpredictable Sondland faces questions about Trump, Ukraine

      WASHINGTON (AP) – Ambassador Gordon Sondland, the most anticipated witness in the impeachment inquiry, is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine and a newly revealed summertime phone call with President Donald Trump. Sondland, a wealthy...

      ‘I now recall:’ What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings
      Nov20

      ‘I now recall:’ What to watch in Trump impeachment hearings

      WASHINGTON (AP) – Exactly what is Gordon Sondland’s story? Certainly it’s full of international mystery, which House impeachment investigators are sorting through as they probe President Donald Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden. But the intrigue is largely due to other witnesses recalling conversations...

      GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’
      Nov20

      GOP-requested witness rejects Trump ‘conspiracy theories’

      WASHINGTON (AP) – Sought by Republicans to testify, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine spoke up instead for Democrat Joe Biden in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings, rejecting “conspiracy theories” embraced by President Donald Trump and some of his allies. Kurt Volker said he has known Biden as an honorable man … …read...

      Alexander Vindman shoots down Democrats’ ‘bribery,’ cover-up claims
      Nov20

      Alexander Vindman shoots down Democrats’ ‘bribery,’ cover-up claims

      The House impeachment hearings Tuesday did not move allegations of bribery closer to President Trump, as witnesses testimony mostly stuck to the transcript of his phone call with the Ukraine president that spurred the probe. And yet Democrats and Republicans managed to extract from the proceedings a roughly equal amount … …read more...

      Former NSC official Tim Morrison said fears of leaked phone call now realized
      Nov20

      Former NSC official Tim Morrison said fears of leaked phone call now realized

      Tim Morrison, a former senior National Security Council official, said his fears about the Trump-Zelensky call being politicized have been realized. He warned lawmakers that every day they spend talking about Ukraine in the context of the impeachment process is a distraction to the real issues facing the U.S. ally. … …read more...

      Takeaways from Day 3 of House impeachment hearings
      Nov20

      Takeaways from Day 3 of House impeachment hearings

      WASHINGTON (AP) – A career Army officer. A career foreign service official. Both had a consistent message during Day 3 of the House impeachment inquiry, and each was troubled by the phone call between President Donald Trump and the president of Ukraine. Here are some takeaways from Tuesday’s testimony: ‘CONCERNED … …read...

      The Latest: White House slams ‘illegitimate’ hearing
      Nov19

      The Latest: White House slams ‘illegitimate’ hearing

      WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on the public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine (all times local): 2:10 p.m. White House Pres Secretary Stephanie Grisham is slamming the first round of interviews in Tuesday’s impeachment hearings. The public heard Tuesday from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who...

      Volodymyr Zelensky: Everybody in Ukraine is ‘so tired’ of Burisma
      Nov19

      Volodymyr Zelensky: Everybody in Ukraine is ‘so tired’ of Burisma

      Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said people in Ukraine are “so tired” of the issue of Burisma Holdings, an energy company that is at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry into President Trump. “I think everybody [in] Ukraine is so tired about Burisma,” Mr. Zelensky told CNN in a brief …...

      White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week
      Nov19

      White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

      WASHINGTON (AP) – Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the … …read...

      Diplomat says of Trump Ukraine call: ‘I remember it vividly’
      Nov19

      Diplomat says of Trump Ukraine call: ‘I remember it vividly’

      WASHINGTON (AP) – The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten. “I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told Trump impeachment investigators, “someone calling the President from a mobile...