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UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 9, 2019

Partisan fireworks as House panel readies Trump impeachment

A House impeachment hearing quickly fell into partisan fighting Monday as lawmakers formally received the investigative findings against President Donald Trump to lay out the case for the charges against …

As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses

President Donald Trump knows he has fierce Democratic adversaries in Congress. But there is also powerful sentiment against him from the Judiciary branch, where black-robed judges who sit in courtrooms …

UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 6, 2019

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Democrats moved aggressively to draw up formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi saying he “leaves us no choice” but to act …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Trump: If you’re going to impeach me, ‘do it now, fast’

After months of fighting the House impeachment inquiry and blocking witnesses, the White House is publicly embracing a new strategy

Pelosi rebukes reporter who asks whether she hates Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had just concluded her weekly news conference Thursday and was about to exit the room when a reporter shouted out a question. “Do you hate …

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Democrats say Trump impeachment charges must come swiftly

House Democrats are advancing aggressively toward impeaching President Donald Trump, announcing they will swiftly draft formal charges to oust him from the White House before next year’s election

UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

Professors make impeachment case; Democrats say they’re all in

Three leading legal scholars testified at a congressional House hearing that President Donald Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate Democratic rivals are grounds for impeachment

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 3, 2019

In 300 pages, House lays out evidence for Trump impeachment

In a sweeping impeachment report, the House on Tuesday outlined evidence of “significant misconduct” by President Donald Trump toward Ukraine, findings that will now underscore a debate over whether the …

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 2, 2019

Impeachment shadows Trump on trip to NATO leaders meeting

Crying foul over timing, President Donald Trump on Monday accused Democrats of scheduling this week’s impeachment hearing to undercut him during his trip abroad for a NATO summit playing out …

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 …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019

July 25 forecast: Sunny, with cloud of impeachment for Trump

If there was one day that crystallized all the forces that resulted in the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, it was July 25

Trump impeachment drive has similarities to Wisconsin recall

Democrats’ drive to impeach President Trump has a parallel in Wisconsin, where angry liberals took aim at Republican Gov. Walker in 2012 after he eviscerated public employee unions

Trump to decide if he wants lawyers at impeachment hearings

The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is giving President Donald Trump a week to decide if he’ll be sending his attorneys to participate in impeachment proceedings before the panel

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.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Impeachment fight leaves voters cold in contested Wisconsin

There’s not a lot that Republicans and Democrats in this political battlefield agree on, but the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump may have surfaced one: The public hearings aren’t …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

Judiciary Committee up next in House impeachment process

After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 22, 2019

Trump insists on debunked Ukraine theory, despite testimony

President Donald Trump on Friday promoted a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House adviser called it a “fictional narrative” …

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Former Trump adviser undercuts GOP impeachment defenses

Impeachment witnesses say Giuliani pursued political probes in Ukraine.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Inland Northwest lawmakers respond – and don’t – to Sondland testimony

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers responded to the testimony from U.S. Ambassador Gordon Sondland with silence. Senator Patty Murray said the impeachment testimony Wednesday further confirms that the president invited foreign …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Sondland worked with Giuliani at Trump’s ‘express direction’

Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid …

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Trump appointee: Ukraine pressure was at Trump’s ‘express direction’

Gordon Sondland tells House impeachment investigators that Rudy Giuliani was pushing a “quid pro quo” with Ukraine that he had to go along with.

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019

Trump call ‘improper,’ aide testifies; GOP hits his loyalty

A career Army officer testified Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine was “improper,” as Republicans in the impeachment inquiry tried to undercut the national security official with remarkable …

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

Time and again, envoy Gordon Sondland’s Ukraine tale differs from others

The witnesses who have testified publicly and privately in the House impeachment inquiry so far have generally told a consistent tale. Then there’s Gordon Sondland.

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 18, 2019

U.S. officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July phone …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 16, 2019

Transcripts highlight EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s role in pressuring Ukraine

Transcripts show Sondland playing a central role in President Trump’s effort to push Ukraine to conduct political investigations as a condition for receiving needed military aid.

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 15, 2019

Ousted ambassador ‘shocked’ at Trump; he assails her anew

Ousted U.S. Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch described to Trump impeachment investigators Friday how she felt threatened upon learning that President Donald Trump had promised Ukraine’s leader she was …

Trump says impeachment probe has been ‘very hard’ on family

President Donald Trump says the impeachment probe has been “very hard” on his family

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019

AP source: 2nd US official heard Trump call with Sondland

A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue …

As public impeachment hearings begin, limited local viewership tunes in

The House impeachment inquiry didn’t gain much traction among viewers in Spokane.

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 13, 2019

Impeachment hearings begin with revelation of phone call implicating Trump in Ukraine scandal

A top diplomat on Wednesday tied President Donald Trump more directly to the effort to pressure Ukraine to probe his political opponents, describing a phone call in which Trump sought …