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  • President Trump Mar 31

    Rep. Mark Meadows Resigns From Congress, Takes Chief of Staff Role

    Republican U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows officially resigned from Congress on Monday, more than three weeks after he was chosen to be President Donald Trump’s new chief of staff.

  • Iraq Nov 30, 2019

    Iraqi PM Formally Submits Resignation Amid More Violence

    Three anti-government protesters were shot dead and at least 58 wounded in Baghdad and southern Iraq on Saturday, security and medical officials said, as Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi formally submitted his resignation to parliament. Lawmakers were expected to either vote or accept outright Abdul-Mahdi’s resignation letter in a parliamentary session Sunday, two members of parliament said. The prime minister announced...

  • Donald Trump Nov 28, 2019

    Trump Knew of Whistleblower Before Releasing Ukraine Aid

    President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kyiv, officials say, shedding new light on events that triggered the impeachment inquiry. Trump was told about the complaint in late August in a briefing by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and John Eisenberg,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Quid Pro Quo, Domestic Errands: Takeaways From Impeachment Hearings

    President Donald Trump asked a foreign country to investigate a political rival as he enters his reelection campaign. That has been established almost beyond doubt. But Republicans and Democrats agree on little else as they engage in on only the fourth impeachment inquiry in the nation’s history. Here are key takeaways from two weeks of hearings.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Sondland Offers Explosive Testimony: ‘Requests Were a Quid Pro Quo'

    U.S. Ambassador to the European Union implicates President Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Vice President Pence, saying all were aware of campaign to pressure Ukraine into announcing Biden investigation.

  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing Takeaways: A ‘Fictional Narrative'

    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 pivotal conversation between President Donald Trump and EU ambassador Gordon Sondland.

  • Massachusetts Nov 21, 2019

    Key Moments From House Testimony of Hill and Holmes

    Former White House adviser Fiona Hill and David Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, testified during Thursday’s impeachment hearing. Watch the key moments from their testimony.

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Mulvaney Won't Sue Over Impeachment, Declines to Cooperate

    White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Tuesday that he no longer plans to sue over the House impeachment proceedings and will instead follow President Donald Trump’s directions and decline to cooperate. It’s the latest reversal in position by Mulvaney, who last week asked to join the lawsuit of another Trump adviser before changing his mind Monday and...

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Pentagon Official: White House Ordered Ukraine Aid Freeze

    Newly released transcripts from Laura Cooper, the only defense official to testify so far, show defense officials questioning Trump’s authority when it came to withholding nearly $400 million in aid to persuade Ukraine to investigate a political rival. Trump’s actions with Ukraine are the focus of public hearings slated to start Wednesday.

  • Donald Trump Nov 12, 2019

    Impeachment Witness: Ukrainians Asked State Dept. About Holdup of Aid

    The view among the national security officials was unanimous: Military aid to Ukraine should not be stopped. But President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff thought otherwise. As the aid was being blocked this summer, Ukraine officials began quietly asking the State Department about the holdup. The concern was clear for the young democracy battling an aggressive Russia. “If this...

  • Donald Trump Nov 10, 2019

    In Memoir, Haley Alleges Some on Trump Team Urged Resistance

    President Donald Trump’s former U.N. ambassador, Nikki Haley , alleges in her upcoming memoir that two administration officials who were ultimately pushed out by Trump once tried to get her to join them in opposing some of his policies. In “With All Due Respect,” Haley said then-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and then-White House chief of staff John Kelly told...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    Impeachment Moves Forward

    The House of Representatives votes to move forward with impeachment of President Trump, setting the stage for public hearings.

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    Impeachment Inquiry Focuses on White House Lawyers

    The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action. Deepening their reach into the West Wing, impeachment investigators have summoned former national security adviser John...

  • Donald Trump Nov 1, 2019

    Impeachment Inquiry Focuses on White House Lawyers

    The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action. Deepening their reach into the West Wing, impeachment investigators have summoned former national security adviser John...

  • Donald Trump Oct 27, 2019

    Former WH Chief of Staff Says He Warned Trump on Impeachment

    President Donald Trump’s former chief of staff, John Kelly, says he advised the president not to fill the job with someone who wouldn’t be honest with him and provide a check on his impulses because he would end up being impeached. “That was almost 11 months ago, and I have an awful lot of, to say the least, second thoughts...

  • Massachusetts Oct 25, 2019

    Steve Bannon Out as Chief White House Strategist

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    White House: Summit at Trump Property Would Look ‘Lousy'

    President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing “it looks lousy” to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday. Mick Mulvaney said Trump was “honestly surprised by the level of pushback” against his choice of Doral for next year’s Group of Seven gathering. He...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    Trump Taps Energy Department's No. 2 to Take Over for Perry

    President Donald Trump on Friday tapped Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to succeed Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is expected to leave the agency’s top post at the end of the year, NBC News reported. Brouillette — whose broad experience in Washington’s backrooms includes stints as a top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Company, the chief of staff for the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 18, 2019

    5 Facts: Dan Brouillette

    President Donald Trump has nominated Dan Brouillette to replace Energy Secretary Rick Perry.

  • Donald Trump Oct 17, 2019

    Mulvaney: Withholding Military Aid to Ukraine Was Linked to Probe of Democrats

    The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry. The admission from acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney undercut the president’s...

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