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(Reuters) – Donald Trump became the third president in U.S. history to be impeached when the House of Representatives formally charged him on Wednesday with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. The votes set up a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, where lawmakers must decide whether to convict Trump and remove him from office.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Rules Committee said it would meet on Tuesday to establish procedures for the House of Representatives to follow when it considers two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump next week. The panel’s meeting, set for 11 a.m. (1600 GMT), sets the stage for a debate before the full
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was at the White House on Friday, the same day that a Democratic-controlled U.S. House of Representatives panel approved impeachment charges against Trump. Giuliani, who has emerged as central figure in the Democratic-lead impeachment investigation, was caught on television cameras entering the West Wing. The
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump and his lawyers would not participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.” Trump’s aides responded defiantly to the first of two crucial deadlines he faces in Congress this week as Democrats prepare
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a federal judge ruled on Monday, rejecting the administration’s assertion of immunity for officials by declaring that “no one is above the law.” U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s ruling only legally binds McGahn. But it
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MT. AYR, Ia./WHARTON, N.J. (Reuters) – First-term U.S. congresswoman Cynthia Axne, back home in her rural Iowa district for the Thanksgiving break, faced a room full of farmers on Saturday who made clear their opposition to the impeachment investigation of Republican President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a listening session
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday at another witness in Congress’ impeachment inquiry against him, saying the aide to Vice President Mike Pence was a “Never Trumper” who should “work out a better presidential attack.” FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a campaign rally in Bossier City,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A White House budget official walked into a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump on Saturday, where he testified about the holdup of military aid to Ukraine. Mark Sandy, official of the Office of Management and Budget, arrives for a closed-door deposition as part
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine on Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation. Marie Yovanovitch, a career diplomat, was explaining to the second day of televised impeachment hearings
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democratic and Republican lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a U.S. congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first televised public hearing. The drama unfolded in a hearing of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee in which two career U.S. diplomats
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart “sham investigations” into presidential hopeful Joe Biden’s family. The hearings, due to start at 10 a.m. Wednesday and continue
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for “sham investigations” into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said on Tuesday. Representative Adam Schiff, the Democratic head of the House of Representatives Intelligence
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A senior Pentagon official detailed confusion and concern in the U.S. national security apparatus after the White House blocked aid to Ukraine without explanation, according to testimony released on Monday by the congressional impeachment panel into U.S. President Donald Trump. Testimony by Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, was the latest
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who abruptly resigned last week spoke on Wednesday to an impeachment inquiry into allegations President Donald Trump pursued political interests in his dealings with Ukraine. Former Pompeo adviser Michael McKinley was the latest senior administration official to give closed-door testimony to the
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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Democratic presidential contenders defended the congressional impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump during a debate on Tuesday, saying Trump needed to be held accountable for his actions and for stonewalling Congress on its probe. Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, billionaire activist Tom Steyer, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kamala Harris, Senator
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WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) – Twelve top White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in the first Democratic debate since the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe Biden. The 12 candidates’ podiums stand ready before the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020
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ROCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden called for the impeachment of his potential 2020 election foe Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday, in a deepening partisan fight over a congressional investigation of the Republican president. Biden, who is at the center of a controversy over Trump’s dealings with Ukraine
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration on Tuesday blocked an ambassador from testifying to the U.S. House of Representatives’ impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine, a move top House Democrats vowed to counter with a subpoena. The chairmen of three House committees leading the impeachment investigation said they would compel testimony from
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday angrily denounced an impeachment inquiry into his July telephone call with Ukraine’s leader as Democratic lawmakers said they would subpoena White House records about the call. At a joint news conference with Finland’s president, a frustrated Trump blasted reporters who asked about the probe, which he called
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