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Quid pro quo, domestic errands: Takeaways from impeachment

Friday  01:50,   22 november 2019

resident Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his re-election campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they embarked on only the... >>>

Manhattan DA asks Supreme Court to let them enforce subpoena for Trump tax returns

Friday  01:40,   22 november 2019

The Manhattan district attorney's office asked the Supreme Court to reject President Trump's effort to shield his tax returns from a grand jury subpoena, in a case where the president's lawyers have argued that he is immune to any... >>>

Trump signs short-term spending bill to avert shutdown

Friday  01:30,   22 november 2019

President Trump on Thursday signed a funding stopgap measure just hours ahead of a shutdown deadline, extending funding levels from the last fiscal year until Dec. 20.The measure, which passed in the Senate earlier Thursday and in the House on... >>>

MSNBC's Democratic debate was the least-watched so far

Friday  01:15,   22 november 2019

Wednesday's Democratic debate, the fifth this year, was the least-watched debate of this election cycle. The ratings for MSNBC were down more than 20% from last month's match-up on CNN.Wednesday's Democratic debate, the fifth this year, was... >>>

Senate advances nomination of Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry

Friday  01:15,   22 november 2019

The U.S. Senate voted 74-18 to advance the nomination of Dan Brouillette as energy secretary in the last Senate vote before the Thanksgiving holiday recess.Brouillette was nominated as Secretary Rick Perry prepares to step down in December, amid... >>>

Graham requests Biden-Ukraine records from State Department

Friday  00:45,   22 november 2019

Graham is seeking records related to phone calls that occurred in February and March 2016 between Biden and Ukraine’s then-president, Petro Poroshenko.The letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo comes as Republicans seek to train scrutiny on... >>>

Lev Parnas Helped Rep. Devin Nunes’ Investigations

Friday  00:16,   22 november 2019

Lev Parnas, an indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, helped arrange meetings and calls in Europe for Rep. Devin Nunes in 2018, Parnas’ lawyer Ed MacMahon told The Daily Beast. Nunes aide Derek Harvey participated in the meetings, the lawyer said,... >>>

White House and Republicans discuss limiting impeachment trial to two weeks

Friday  00:06,   22 november 2019

A group of senators and White House officials met privately Thursday to begin mapping out a potential strategy for a Senate trial if Democrats in the House vote to impeach Trump.Republican Sens. Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), John Neely... >>>

Secret Service spent more than $250K at Trump properties

Thursday  23:40,   21 november 2019

Newly released credit card records detail the agency’s spending at the president’s businesses in the first half of 2017.The documents outline Secret Service credit card expenditures for Trump properties and businesses between January 27 and June 9,... >>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, GOP claims on Ukraine corruption

Thursday  23:27,   21 november 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his GOP allies pressed a defense Thursday that he acted appropriately in withholding military aid to Ukraine out of concern over the country’s corruption and claimed the House impeachment hearings... >>>

Fiona Hill Testifies ‘Fictions’ on Ukraine Pushed by Trump Help Russia

Thursday  23:26,   21 november 2019

The White House’s former top Europe and Russia expert sharply denounced what she called a “fictional narrative” embraced by President Trump and his Republican allies that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 elections, testifying that the... >>>

Impeachment hearing takeaways: A ‘domestic political errand’

Thursday  22:50,   21 november 2019

The final testimony of an extraordinary week of impeachment hearings came from a former White House national security adviser who wrote the book on Vladimir Putin — literally — and a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine who overheard a >>>

Trump meets with Romney, Collins, other Republican senators at White House during impeachment hearing

Thursday  22:35,   21 november 2019

The lunch meeting was the latest event in a Trump outreach to Republican lawmakers that began after the prospect of impeachment surfaced in September.WASHINGTON – As House Democrats conducted another impeachment hearing, President Donald Trump... >>>

White House backs full Senate trial if House impeaches Trump

Thursday  22:35,   21 november 2019

White House officials and Republican senators agreed the Senate should not immediately dismiss any articles of impeachment against the president.A group of Republican senators met Thursday morning with White House counsel Pat Cipollone, counselor to >>>

House committee urges Supreme Court to order immediate release of Trump's tax, financial records

Thursday  22:20,   21 november 2019

A House panel investigating President Trump's financial dealings urged the Supreme Court to require that his accounting firm release his tax records.The request from the House Committee on Oversight and Reform came less than a week after Trump's >>>