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Day One of the Public Impeachment Hearings

Thursday  05:20,   14 november 2019

We provide context for some of the statements made at the first day of the public impeachment hearings. The post Day One of the Public Impeachment Hearings appeared first on FactCheck.org. >>>

After Today, the Vise Tightens on Trump’s Ukraine Point Man

Thursday  05:10,   14 november 2019

Republicans’ most fruitful line of attack during the first day of congressional impeachment hearings for Donald Trump has put even more pressure on a forthcoming witness who has flailed under it thus far: donor-turned ambassador Gordon Sondland. As... >>>

Ambassador’s cellphone call to Trump from Kyiv restaurant was a stunning breach of security, former officials say

Thursday  05:05,   14 november 2019

Gordon Sondland’s conversation with the president probably was picked up by Russian intelligence, former U.S. officials said.The call — in which Trump’s remarks were overheard by a U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv — was disclosed Wednesday by the acting >>>

Manafort’s 2016 Gambit: A Back Channel From Trump Camp to Labor

Thursday  04:45,   14 november 2019

In the summer of 2016, Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s campaign chairman, proclaimed Midwestern states like Michigan and Wisconsin to be critical to the campaign’s strategy. Behind the scenes, he was actively trying to execute that strategy —... >>>

Trump juggles statecraft and impeachment on a historic day

Thursday  04:35,   14 november 2019

Projecting unusual calm in the middle of a political firestorm, President Donald Trump pleaded ignorance Wednesday about the first public impeachment hearing, unexpectedly insisting that he really wasn't paying attention to sworn testimony in... >>>

Senate GOP waves Trump off early motion to dismiss impeachment charges

Thursday  04:00,   14 november 2019

Senate Republicans are telling President Trump's defense team to prepare for a full Senate trial, stating that any motion for an early dismissal of impeachment charges likely won't have the votes to pass.The warnings are a tacit... >>>

Roger Stone’s defense: MAGA, God and Donald Trump

Thursday  03:55,   14 november 2019

Given the chance to tell his side of the story, Stone chose not to take the witness stand. Given the opportunity to call witnesses, his attorneys opted instead to simply play portions of the congressional testimony in question. As a legal strategy,... >>>

Republicans discuss a longer Senate impeachment trial to scramble Democratic primaries

Thursday  03:35,   14 november 2019

The conversations remain fluid, but they could pose a serious challenge to the half-dozen Democratic senators running for president if a trial stretches into February.Some Republican senators and their advisers are privately discussing whether to... >>>

Congress can have access to eight years of Trump’s tax records, appeals court orders

Thursday  03:00,   14 november 2019

The D.C. Circuit let stand an earlier ruling against Trump, likely sending the case to the Supreme... >>>

Plenty of substance, little drama at first open impeachment hearing

Thursday  02:25,   14 november 2019

Analysis: The first two witnesses Wednesday called testified to Trump's scheme, but lacked the pizzaz necessary to capture public attention.In the reserved manner of veteran diplomats with Harvard degrees, Bill Taylor and George Kent opened the... >>>

DOD watchdog will not investigate aid to Ukraine but could in future

Thursday  01:58,   14 november 2019

While the inspector general declined Sen. Durban's request to look at the delay of Ukraine military assistance, it did not rule out a future investigation.The department's lead inspector announced the decision in a letter sent to Sen. Dick... >>>

Congressman cryptically spells out 'EPSTEIN DIDN’T KILL HIMSELF' using first letter of 23 tweets

Thursday  01:58,   14 november 2019

Republican Rep. Paul Gosar spelled out the phrase “Epstein didn’t kill himself” using the first letter of each tweet in a string of 23 tweets. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.The tweets spell out the phrase when... >>>

Democrat met with laughter after suggesting Trump testify before impeachment committee

Thursday  01:58,   14 november 2019

Democratic Rep. Peter Welch invited President Trump to testify before Congress, prompting laughter from the House Intelligence Committee hearing room. © (Susan Walsh/AP) Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., questions top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, >>>

Whistleblower never met or talked with Schiff - source

Thursday  01:58,   14 november 2019

The whistleblower who prompted an impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump never met or spoke with congressman Adam Schiff, the Democrat leading impeachment hearings in Congress, a source familiar with the whistleblower's contacts... >>>

Trump campaign dismisses Taylor, Kent testimony as 'third-hand opinions'

Thursday  01:58,   14 november 2019

President Trump’s campaign called the testimony from William Taylor, the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a top State Department official, “third-hand opinions,” dismissing its value in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into Trump. ©... >>>