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      Impeachment Inquiry Depositions: US Envoy to EU Played Role in Ukraine Policy
      Nov17

      Impeachment Inquiry Depositions: US Envoy to EU Played Role in Ukraine Policy

      The House Intelligence Committee overseeing the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump released transcripts of depositions Saturday from two officials who will be questioned in public hearings next week.Congressional investigators also met Saturday in a closed-door session with Mark Sandy, a longtime career official with the Office of...

      Senior White House Official Testifies Privately in Trump Impeachment Probe
      Nov16

      Senior White House Official Testifies Privately in Trump Impeachment Probe

      A senior White House budget official arrived on Capitol Hill Saturday to testify behind closed doors before congressional investigators who are conducting an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump.Mark Sandy, a longtime career official with the Office of Management and Budget, is the first agency employee to be deposed in the...

      Top Diplomats, Experts: US Support Essential to Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia
      Nov16

      Top Diplomats, Experts: US Support Essential to Ukraine’s Fight Against Russia

      The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump centers on the question of whether he suspended close to 400 million dollars in U.S. military aid to Ukraine to pressure President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate one of his own political opponents. Top U.S. diplomats and other foreign policy experts said any threat to that U.S. security...

      Trump Fights Back as Democrats Home In on Impeachment
      Nov16

      Trump Fights Back as Democrats Home In on Impeachment

      As Marie Yovanovitch took the witness stand during impeachment inquiry hearings on Friday, President Donald Trump took to Twitter, launching an attack on the ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.”Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad,” Trump tweeted. “She started off in Somalia, how did that go?”Trump then falsely...

      Rough Transcript of First Trump-Zelenskiy Call Released
      Nov16

      Rough Transcript of First Trump-Zelenskiy Call Released

      President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine’s president-elect, the latest salvo in the White House effort to blunt Democratic allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring a foreign leader to get involved in U.S. politics.The new account of Trump’s call with...

      Ex US Ambassador to Ukraine Felt ‘Threatened’ After Being Ousted
      Nov15

      Ex US Ambassador to Ukraine Felt ‘Threatened’ After Being Ousted

      The ousted former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, testified Friday at the congressional impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump that she was “shocked and devastated” over remarks Trump made about her during a call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.“I didn’t know what to think, but I was very...

      Battle for Public Opinion Shapes Trump Impeachment Effort
      Nov15

      Battle for Public Opinion Shapes Trump Impeachment Effort

      The impeachment inquiry involving President Donald Trump moved into an important new phase this week — public hearings. Opposition Democrats believe Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political rival, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden. They hope the hearings will sway public opinion to support their case...

      ‘Unpredictability’ is NATO’s Greatest Challenge Stoltenberg Says
      Nov15

      ‘Unpredictability’ is NATO’s Greatest Challenge Stoltenberg Says

      VOA Serbian service’s Jela de Franceschi spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg about the shifting global alliances in the current political environment.Q. Both sides of the Atlantic are undergoing political upheaval, unprecedented in a sense. We have impeachment proceedings in the U.S., the third time in modern American...

      Battle for Public Opinion Shapes Trump Impeachment Effort
      Nov15

      Battle for Public Opinion Shapes Trump Impeachment Effort

      With public hearings now under way in the House impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, both sides have a key focus in mind: winning over public opinion.Support for the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry climbed quickly in the weeks following the announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. At present, the country remains sharply split on...

      Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Yovanovitch to Testify in Impeachment Hearing
      Nov15

      Former US Ambassador to Ukraine Yovanovitch to Testify in Impeachment Hearing

      The U.S. House of Representatives continues with public hearings on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump with testimony Friday by Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.William Taylor, acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official in charge of U.S. policy toward...