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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senior Democratic and Republican U.S. lawmakers presented dueling narratives on Wednesday as a congressional impeachment inquiry that threatens Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency entered a crucial new phase with the first public hearing. Democrats leading the U.S. House of Representatives probe have summoned three U.S. diplomats – all of whom have previously expressed
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump will reach a critical juncture on Wednesday when lawmakers launch their first televised public hearings, marking a new, high-stakes phase of a tumultuous presidency. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Veterans Day Parade and Wreath Laying ceremony in Manhattan, New
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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 chairman of the House of Representatives Intelligence
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday dangled a new line of defense a day before Congress’ impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine goes public, promising to release details about another call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Trump over the weekend said he would likely release the transcript of that conversation on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans said on Monday that weeks of closed-door impeachment testimony have not established that U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine to investigate his political rivals for his own benefit or that he has committed an impeachable offense. U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Veterans Day Parade and Wreath Laying
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committees leading the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump on Monday released a transcript of a Pentagon official’s testimony as Trump continued to seethe over the investigation. The release of the testimony given by Laura Cooper, deputy assistant secretary of defense, in an earlier closed-door session
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – This week will mark a new and unparalleled chapter in Donald Trump’s tumultuous presidency, as the Democratic-led impeachment probe goes public with televised hearings into allegations about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. FILE PHOTO: The committee room in the Longworth House Office Building where the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a Climate Crisis Summit with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (not pictured) at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. November 9, 2019. REUTERS/Scott Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders promised on Monday to boost healthcare services for military veterans if
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: “As champions of American diplomacy, we are in the truth-telling business.” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks with U.S. soldiers based in Grafenwoehr, Germany November 7, 2019.
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Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon arrives to testify in the criminal trial of Roger Stone, former campaign advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, on charges of lying to Congress, obstructing justice and witness tampering at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 8, 2019. REUTERS/James Lawler Duggan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An official on the White House’s National Security Council said he heard the U.S. ambassador to the European Union press Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden and his son, according to a transcript released on Friday by Democrats leading the impeachment probe of President Donald Trump. Alexander Vindman, a U.S. Army lieutenant
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Republicans said Friday they are moving Representative Jim Jordan, one of President Donald Trump’s most tenacious defenders, onto the congressional committee that will hold public hearings next week on Trump’s possible impeachment. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) speaks to members of the news media during the ongoing impeachment inquiry
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Democrats launch the public phase of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump next week, with open, televised hearings set for Wednesday and Friday in the House of Representatives. The committee room in the Longworth House Office Building where the first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald
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(Reuters) – Public impeachment hearings for U.S. President Donald Trump next week will mark a historical moment in political television both because of the high stakes and how people will watch the proceedings. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump is seen in a television camera viewfinder as he speaks at the Shell Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign CEO Steve Bannon delivered potentially damaging testimony on Friday against Roger Stone, describing communicating with Trump’s longtime adviser about WikiLeaks despite Stone’s denials and saying he believed Stone “had a relationship” with the website’s founder. Roger Stone, former campaign adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives for
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A leading economist who vouched for Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s healthcare reform plan told Reuters on Thursday he doubts its staggering cost can be fully covered in the way Warren has proposed. FILE PHOTO: Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks at a Democratic Party fundraising dinner, the
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FILE PHOTO: George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, arrives to testify at a closed-door deposition as part of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House committees leading
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