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Diplomats Pushed Ukraine to Investigate, Dangled Trump Visit

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared was a “crazy” swap that […]

By LISA MASCARO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared...

White House Prepares Formal Objection to Impeachment Probe

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House. The White House Counsel’s Office was preparing to send a letter […]

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House. The White House Counsel’s Office was...

Democrats Answer Trump’s Ire, Name-Calling with Subpoenas

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses. Democratic leaders […]

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for...

Sanders Has Heart Procedure, Cancels Campaign Events

By ZEKE MILLER and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders’ campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances “until further notice.” The 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought medical evaluation, according to a […]

By ZEKE MILLER and LAURAN NEERGAARD Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Bernie Sanders' campaign said Wednesday that the Democratic presidential candidate had a heart procedure for a blocked artery and was canceling events and appearances "until further notice." The 78-year-old Sanders experienced chest discomfort during an event Tuesday and sought...

Pompeo Acknowledges He Was on Call with Trump, Ukraine President

By MATTHEW LEE, LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine’s president that’s at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. But Pompeo continued to push back against what he […]

By MATTHEW LEE, LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged Wednesday he was on the July phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's president that's at the center of the House impeachment inquiry. But Pompeo continued to...

Accusations over Trump Probe Fly Between Pompeo, Dems

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress’ access to impeachment witnesses, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to delay five current and former officials from […]

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Setting a defiant tone, the Trump administration resisted Congress' access to impeachment witnesses, even as House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tried to delay five...

House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani in Impeachment Probe

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, MATTHEW V. LEE, MARY CLARE JALONICK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s […]

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, MATTHEW V. LEE, MARY CLARE JALONICK and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was...

GOP Split on Impeachment Pushback, Dems Plow Ahead

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The president’s lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the “deep state.” And a Republican congressman is pointing at Joe Biden’s son. As the Democrats drive an impeachment inquiry toward a potential vote by the end of the […]

By LAURIE KELLMAN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The president's lawyer insists the real story is a debunked conspiracy theory. A senior White House adviser blames the "deep state." And a Republican congressman is pointing at Joe Biden's son. As the Democrats drive an impeachment inquiry toward a potential vote...

What’s Next as House Launches Impeachment Probes

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for impeachment of President Donald Trump, with hearings and depositions starting this week. Democratic leaders have instructed committees to move quickly — and not to lose momentum — after revelations that Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are planning a rapid start to their push for impeachment of President Donald Trump, with hearings and depositions starting this week. Democratic leaders have instructed committees to move quickly — and not to lose momentum — after revelations that...

Biden’s Top 2020 Dem Rivals Avoid Rush to Defend Him

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Democratic presidential candidates are united in condemning President Donald Trump for seeking a foreign country’s help to trash a domestic political rival. But when it comes to defending the president’s target, former Vice President Joe Biden, it’s more complicated. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested she’d consider barring her vice president’s […]

By BILL BARROW Associated Press Democratic presidential candidates are united in condemning President Donald Trump for seeking a foreign country's help to trash a domestic political rival. But when it comes to defending the president's target, former Vice President Joe Biden, it's more complicated. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren suggested she'd...