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UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

Sen. Patty Murray: GOP plan for impeachment trial continues ‘cover-up’ from White House

Sen. Patty Murray joined other senior Democratic members of the Senate on Tuesday morning in critiquing the GOP rules for the Senate’s impeachment trial.


Parnas used access to Trump’s world to help push shadow Ukraine effort, new documents show

Documents and text messages released Wednesday evening by House Democrats show how Lev Parnas, the former associate of Rudy Giuliani, used the extensive entree he had to President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gleason ceremony brings unity amid tense impeachment process

For one brief hour on Wednesday afternoon, Steve Gleason brought together the leaders of two political parties embroiled in a partisan impeachment process.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 9, 2020

Pelosi says she will ‘soon’ transmit impeachment to Senate

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she’ll “soon” transmit the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a trial


GOP Sen. Collins says she’s open to impeachment witnesses

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine says she’s open to calling witnesses as part of the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, but she says it is “premature” to …


Biden leaves it unclear if he would honor Senate subpoena

Joe Biden is seeking to clarify his assertion that if the Senate subpoenas him to testify in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, he will defy the order.


GOP Sen. Murkowski ‘disturbed’ by McConnell’s pledge to coordinate with White House on impeachment

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a moderate Alaska Republican known for her independent streak, said Wednesday she was “disturbed” by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pledge of “total coordination” with the White …


Evangelical tussling over anti-Trump editorial escalates

As the political clamor caused by a top Christian magazine’s call to remove President Donald Trump from office continues to reverberate, more than 100 conservative evangelicals are closing ranks further …


Trump touts Putin speaking out against his impeachment

Late Friday night, minutes before deplaning in Florida for the holidays, President Donald Trump retweeted a link to an article in which Russian President Vladimir Putin defended him against impeachment.


Senator oath for Trump impeachment trial stirs partisan rancor

A 221-year-old Senate impeachment oath has become a focus of partisan bickering, even before lawmakers are asked to take it – another sign of how contentious the chamber’s trial will …


Karen Tumulty: Impeachment is different this time, but the script is already written

Once again, the House has made a notch in history. What’s different this time, however, is that no one really believes anything will change as a result.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 19, 2019

Washington and Idaho congressional delegations vote on party lines as Trump impeached

The region’s lawmakers played their part in proceedings Wednesday that led to the impeachment of President Donald Trump on two counts. Republicans argued the impeachment proceedings were rushed and driven …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 17, 2019

‘We are patriots’: Protesters rally for impeachment in Spokane

At least 600 pro-impeachment protests were planned around the nation on Tuesday, according to national organizers, and upwards of 30 people made their way to the Interstate 90 pedestrian bridge …


Protesters plan pro-impeachment events in Spokane on Tuesday

A rally will be held at 5:30 p.m outside the Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse, following sign-waving Tuesday afternoon and a delivery of letters supporting impeachment, local organizers say.


Patricia Murphy: What’s the shocking secret sauce to progress on the Hill? Impeachment

Congressional staffers I spoke with said the impeachment spectacle has had the strange side effect of allowing, and even incentivizing, the kinds of compromises that members might otherwise never have …


Schumer calls for Mulvaney, Bolton testimony in impeachment trial

The top Senate Democrat on Sunday called for subpoenaing several senior Trump administration officials who have yet to testify in the House’s impeachment probe as witnesses for President Donald Trump’s …


Jennifer Rubin: Graham lives down to low expectations

Amidst his boot-licking and willful ignorance of a “quid pro quo,” Sen. Lindsey Graham has left little doubt that he has the slightest intention of doing his job as a …


Aides to party-switching House lawmaker resign

Five aides to a House Democrat who plans to become a Republican are resigning, saying his party switch “does not align with the values we brought to this job when …


Democrats push for Amash as impeachment manager

WASHINGTON - A private campaign is underway to draft Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., as an impeachment manager in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump, a bid to diversify House …


Trump, allies target vulnerable Democrats ahead of House impeachment vote

With the House on course to vote on the impeachment of President Donald Trump next week, Trump and his allies have trained their sights on the Democrats who represent districts …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 13, 2019

Herrera Beutler to vote against impeachment articles

Southwest Washington state Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler announced Friday that she plans to vote against both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Former Washington lawmakers apply lessons from Clinton impeachment to Trump

House Democrats on Wednesday announced two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Former lawmakers see similarities and differences between this go-around and …


Impeachment and deadline collide: Pelosi, Congress will be tested

The impeachment drama is dominating Washington, but leading figures such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi still have their day jobs to do. The California Democrat faces a testing over the …


Trudy Rubin: Trump’s most dangerous behavior on Ukraine may not be an impeachable offense

In the impeachment case, the spotlight has focused on Trump’s arm-twisting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but less attention has been paid to Trump’s other, more damaging demand.


Karen Tumulty: Pelosi guided by her Catholicism

Is hatred of President Trump what is driving Nancy Pelosi to impeachment? I’m certain that it is not. Conservatives sometimes forget that they do not have an exclusive claim to …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

House impeachment report coming ahead of landmark hearing

The House is plunging into a landmark impeachment week, with Democrats who once hoped to sway Republicans now facing the prospect of an ever-hardening partisan split over the historic question …


Trump’s counsel says president won’t participate in House Judiciary Committee’s first hearing, calling it ‘unfair’

WASHINGTON – The White House declared Sunday it would not participate in the first impeachment hearings before the House Judiciary Committee as Democrats prepared to approve their report Tuesday making …


Froma Harrop: Astoundingly, the Republican attack machine targets the military

The focus here isn’t President Donald Trump. He is a creature unto himself. Rather, this is about his spineless political party, which stands mute, or even supportive, as he breaks …


Appeals court stays ruling that former White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with House subpoena

WASHINGTON - A federal appeals court on Wednesday evening stayed a lower-court ruling that former Trump White House counsel Donald McGahn must comply with a House subpoena after the administration …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Trump was briefed on complaint before Ukraine aid released

President Donald Trump was briefed on the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine weeks before the White House released nearly $400 million in military aid to Kiev.