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Stories tagged: donald trump

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Barr personally asked foreign officials to aid inquiry into CIA, FBI activities in 2016

President Donald Trump recently asked the Australian prime minister and other foreign leaders to help Attorney General William Barr with an investigation into the origins of the Russia probe that …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

McConnell: ‘No choice’ to take up impeachment after House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he would have “no choice” but to take up any House-approved impeachment articles against President Donald Trump.

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Trump lashes out again at whistleblower, questions whether Schiff should be arrested for ‘treason’

President Donald Trump called the complaint lodged by a whistleblower “a fraud” Monday as he continued to lash out at an anonymous U.S. intelligence official despite a warning by the …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

GOP congressman slams Trump for warning of ‘civil war’ over impeachment

As Democrats begin an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump spent Sunday vigorously defending himself on Twitter and sharing cable news clips of his most ardent devotees insisting that he did …

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019

Giuliani subpoenaed as impeachment inquiry accelerates

The president’s lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the “deep state.” And a Republican congressman is pointing at Joe Biden’s …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Rudy Giuliani cancels paid appearance at Kremlin-backed summit in Armenia

Rudy Giuliani, whose actions as President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer have helped set in motion an impeachment inquiry, abruptly canceled his scheduled paid appearance at a Kremlin-backed conference in Armenia …

House rebukes Trump on border wall, but he plans veto

The Democratic-controlled House made a second attempt Friday to overturn President Donald Trump’s use of emergency powers to raid military base projects such as schools and target ranges to pay …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

While Washington is checked out, Macron is pushing to lead the Western world

Britain is consumed by Brexit. Germany’s leader is a lame duck. President Donald Trump is seeking to scale back America’s entanglements with the world and facing an impeachment showdown at …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Matt Drudge played a major role in the Clinton impeachment - now he’s back for another round

“Impeach Yourselves!” read the banner headline on Wednesday morning, summing up what much of the right-wing news world thinks of the congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump that …

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Ukraine’s prosecutor says no probe into Biden

Ukraine’s top anti-corruption official said Friday his agency hasn’t investigated former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden or his son as U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Subpoenas mark first concrete steps for Trump impeachment

The White House on Friday confirmed a key detail in the intelligence whistleblower’s complaint alleging that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office.

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019

Pelosi concerned about Trump’s whistleblower ‘spy’ comments

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced concern on Friday over President Donald Trump’s comments that suggested retaliation against people who helped an intelligence whistleblower whose complaint about Trump’s phone call with …

Ukrainian leader bristles at release of Trump transcript

The White House annoyed and embarrassed Ukraine’s president by releasing his comments in a private conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump – and may have violated the Ukrainian constitution too.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Whistleblower complaint takeaways: More than a phone call

The phone call is just a start. A whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the new president of Ukraine lays out concerns about multiple actions taken by the …

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

Whistleblower: White House tried to withhold call details

The whistleblower at the center of Congress’ impeachment inquiry alleges that President Donald Trump abused the power of his office to “solicit interference from a foreign country” in next year’s …

Trump rebuked on military base project cuts, but veto looms

The Senate has passed a measure that blocks President Donald Trump from using emergency powers to raid the budget for construction projects on military bases as a way to pay …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Democrats call whistleblower complaint ‘deeply disturbing’

Democrats who reviewed a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump Wednesday called it “deeply disturbing” and said it gives them new leads to pursue as they consider impeachment.

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of …

White House mistakenly sends Trump-Ukraine talking points to Democrats

In the hours after the release Wednesday of the rough transcript of President Donald Trump’s July phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the White House circulated an email with …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Memo: Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript …

AP Explains: The rise of a Trump impeachment inquiry

After more than two years of jousting over President Donald Trump’s conduct, the ground suddenly shifted in Congress and a move toward impeachment broke free of constraints. That does not …

In cautious comments, Biden stops short of calling for impeachment now

WILMINGTON, Del. – Former vice president Joe Biden called on Congress to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump if the White House continues to stonewall Congress’s investigations, including into …

Boris Johnson or Donald Trump: Whose day was worse?

There’s little doubt that both sides of the “special relationship” had a rough day on Tuesday. The only question really is who had it worse.

Trump confidant Stone loses bid to get evidence thrown out

A judge has denied Trump confidant Roger Stone’s efforts to suppress evidence in the case against him.

Furor over Trump puts Ukraine’s leader in a tough spot

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian elected Ukraine’s leader in April, took office pledging to focus on ending the separatist fighting in the country’s east, fomented by Russia. But now, barely 100 …

New York Times says it turned to Ireland, not U.S., to rescue journalist

The New York Times said it turned to the Irish government to rescue a reporter threatened with arrest in Egypt two years ago out of concern that the Trump administration …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

Pelosi orders impeachment probe: ‘No one is above the law’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Trump’s Senate Republican allies OK his $5B wall request

President Donald Trump’s Republican allies controlling the Senate are awarding him his full $5 billion request to build about 200 miles of fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Robert J. Samuelson: The odd couple: Trump and Powell

If ever there was a case of political miscalculation, it’s the collapsing relationship between President Trump and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Jerome (“Jay”) Powell. Trump seems to …