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Roberts Admonishes House Prosecution, White House Defense

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers and President Donald Trump’s defense […]

By JESSICA GRESKO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts drew little attention to himself in the beginning 12 hours of his first impeachment trial. But it was just before 1 a.m., as tempers on the floor had started to wear thin, that he reminded senators, House impeachment managers...

After Tweaks, Trump Trial Format Will Be Similar to Clinton

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of President Bill Clinton.  Though there are some minor differences, the basic structure of Trump’s trial will be similar to Clinton’s in 1999. […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — After some last-minute tweaks on Tuesday, the proposed rules for President Donald Trump's impeachment trial now largely mirror the ones used for the trial of President Bill Clinton.  Though there are some minor differences, the basic structure of Trump's trial will be...

Trump Impeachment Trial to Begin with Rules Fight, Long Days

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate reconvenes with Chief Justice John […]

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and ZEKE MILLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial is set to unfold at the Capitol, a contentious proceeding to render judgment on his Ukraine actions as Americans form their own verdict at the start of an election year. As the Senate...

Trump on Mission to Sell US Overseas as Senate Trial Resumes

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By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump is on a mission to sell the United States to the global business community just as his historic impeachment trial is to get underway Tuesday in Washington. When the trial reconvenes, Trump will be thousands of miles away trying to charm global CEOs at […]

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated PressDAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — President Donald Trump is on a mission to sell the United States to the global business community just as his historic impeachment trial is to get underway Tuesday in Washington. When the trial reconvenes, Trump will be thousands of miles away trying...

Crimes? Impeachment Prosecutors, Defense Lay Out Arguments

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from office. Trump’s lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against him are invalid, adopting a […]

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s defense team and the prosecutors of his impeachment are laying out their arguments over whether his conduct toward Ukraine warrants his removal from office. Trump's lawyers on Sunday previewed their impeachment defense with the questionable assertion that the charges against...

Trump’s Trial Begins at the Start of An Election Year

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By LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The trial, only the third such […]

By LISA MASCARO Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday — senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors, House prosecutors formally reciting the charges and Chief Justice John Roberts presiding. The...

Democrats Disclose New Documents Ahead of Impeachment Trial

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By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have released documents they obtained from a close associate of President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, including a handwritten note that mentions asking Ukraine’s president to investigate “the Biden case.” The documents, obtained from Lev Parnas as part of the impeachment […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have released documents they obtained from a close associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, including a handwritten note that mentions asking Ukraine's president to investigate “the Biden case.” The documents, obtained from Lev Parnas...

Delay Over, House to Send Articles of Impeachment to Senate

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM, MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress are grounds for removal. Speaker […]

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM, MARY CLARE JALONICK and LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — The House is set to vote to send the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate for a landmark trial on whether the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress...

Takeaways from Democratic Presidential Debate in Iowa

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: Civility and substance over fighting and friction After the United States’ killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing for fights over foreign policy. […]

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some key takeaways from Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, the final forum before the Iowa caucuses: Civility and substance over fighting and friction After the United States' killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democrats were bracing...

Trump Support for Iran Protesters Could Fuel Anti-US Forces

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By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s embrace of anti-government protesters in Iran is another departure from his predecessors, who feared such overt support could backfire and inadvertently help hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Trump has tweeted repeatedly in recent days in support of protesters who surged into the […]

By MATTHEW LEE and DEB RIECHMANN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's embrace of anti-government protesters in Iran is another departure from his predecessors, who feared such overt support could backfire and inadvertently help hard-liners in the Islamic Republic. Trump has tweeted repeatedly in recent days in support of...