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‘Bogus’ Ukraine theory led to Trump’s abuse, Dems tell trial

Democratic House prosecutors are making an expansive argument at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that he abused power like no other president in history, swept up by a “completely bogus” theory about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election

House leaders march Trump impeachment articles to the Senate

In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate late Wednesday, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president in American history.

Sexism is a serious issue, not a cheap shot

Watching Friday’s 30-second exchange between Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., felt like watching an abbreviated game of Clue. It was tense and theatrical, with a rising sense that someone was going to be accused of something at the end, but, since nobody was showing all their cards yet, it wasn’t clear who or what. By Saturday, there was a suspect and an allegation: It was Schiff, in the impeachment hearing room, with the lead pipe of sexism. Early in the afternoon, California Rep. Devin Nunes, the Republican ranking member of the intelligence committee, attempted to yield some of his time to Stefanik. This attempt, however, violated a House resolution: Only ranking members and their staff counsel were allowed to speak at that moment. So when Stefanik began a question, Schiff gaveled over her.

Whistleblower spoke to Schiff aides before filing complaint

The whistleblower who raised concerns about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine spoke to staffers on the House Intelligence Committee before filing a formal complaint, giving Democrats advance warning of the accusations of wrongdoing that triggered their impeachment inquiry.

Adam B. Schiff: Matthew Whitaker, we’re watching you

President Trump and his interim attorney general designate Matthew Whitaker should heed this warning: The new Democratic majority will protect the special counsel and the integrity of the Justice Department.

Democrat criticizes Sessions’ non-answer on talks with Trump

The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says Attorney General Jeff Sessions would not directly answer in a closed-door interview Thursday whether President Donald Trump ever asked him to hinder the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian interference.

Adam Schiff: Too early to discuss immunity for Michael Flynn

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser would have to go through several steps before lawmakers would consider offering immunity in exchange for his testimony.