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Top White House Aides Say Trump Call ‘Improper,’ ‘Unusual’

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper.” Another said it was “unusual.” The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reached deeper into the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander […]

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — One top national security aide who listened to President Donald Trump’s July call with Ukraine’s president called it “improper.” Another said it was “unusual.” The two testified Tuesday at House impeachment hearings as the inquiry reached deeper into the...

White House Officials to Kick off Big Trump Impeachment Week

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By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army […]

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House. Lt....

Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Says It’s Reached 4 Million Donors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received contributions from 4 million donors. In Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributors until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the Vermont senator was rising from virtual unknown nationally to credible challenger of Hillary Clinton, the eventual […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign says that it has received contributions from 4 million donors. In Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign, he didn’t reach that number of contributors until after winning the New Hampshire primary. That’s when the Vermont senator was rising from virtual unknown nationally to credible challenger...

US Angers Palestinians with Reversal on Israeli Settlements

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. […]

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic WriterWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to gain statehood. Secretary of State Mike...

AP Exclusive: US Officials Knew of Ukraine’s Trump Anxiety

By DESMOND BUTLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite his denials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump Administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden before his July phone call with President Donald Trump that has led to impeachment hearings. In early May, staff at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, including then-Ambassador […]

By DESMOND BUTLER Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Despite his denials, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump Administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden before his July phone call with President Donald Trump that has led to impeachment hearings. In early May, staff at the U.S....

Trump Suggests He May Give Written Testimony in House Probe

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday he might be willing to offer written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry over whether he pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and his son as he withheld aid to the country. In a pair of tweets, Trump says he will “strongly consider” an offer by […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested Monday he might be willing to offer written testimony in the House impeachment inquiry over whether he pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate Joe Biden and his son as he withheld aid to the country. In a pair of tweets, Trump says he will...

Pelosi Invites Trump to Testify as New Witnesses Prepare

By JILL COLVIN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has been stacked against him, Pelosi […]

By JILL COLVIN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against accusations from the president that the process has...

Nunes Attacks Dems, Media at Mahoning GOP Dinner

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio — Just hours after finishing the second day of hearings in the impeachment inquiry, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., stopped at a dinner hosted by the Mahoning County Republican Party Friday evening. Some 560 attendees gathered at the Blue Wolf Tavern at the Maronite Center for the event. Elected officials joined GOP leaders […]

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Just hours after finishing the second day of hearings in the impeachment inquiry, U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., stopped at a dinner hosted by the Mahoning County Republican Party Friday evening. Some 560 attendees gathered at the Blue Wolf Tavern at the Maronite Center for the event....

An Ambassador Fired: What to Watch on Day 2 of Impeachment

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she’ll relate to Americans and the world Friday as part of the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. What led to the career diplomat’s firing, […]

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — An ambassador, her firing and a pair of fixers. Those details stand at the center of Marie Yovanovitch’s story, a personal ordeal she’ll relate to Americans and the world Friday as part of the Democrat-driven impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. What led...

10 Democrats Qualify for Next Presidential Debate

By BILL BARROW Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds. Those on the stage will […]

By BILL BARROW Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for next Wednesday’s debate in Georgia, giving voters a smaller lineup on stage to consider even as the party’s overall field expands. The Democratic National Committee confirmed the lineup Thursday after reviewing polling and grassroots fundraising thresholds....