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Ukrainian Leader Bristles at Release of Trump Transcript

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s president says his comments in a conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump shouldn’t have been publicly released. President Volodymyr Zelensky is also playing down Ukraine’s investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The White House published a rough transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with Zelensky on Thursday showing that […]

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president says his comments in a conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump shouldn't have been publicly released. President Volodymyr Zelensky is also playing down Ukraine's investigation of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden. The White House published a rough transcript of Trump's July 25 call with...

Biden Says Trump Hurt US National Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Joe Biden says President Donald Trump not only has compromised national security but mounted “a direct attack on the independence” of the Justice Department. The former vice president made his statement Wednesday in response to the […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Joe Biden says President Donald Trump not only has compromised national security but mounted "a direct attack on the independence" of the Justice Department. The former vice president made his statement...

Reps, Senators React to Impeachment Inquiry

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called President Donald Trump a “mobster” Tuesday amid rising Democratic calls for impeaching the president. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, meanwhile, dismissed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives would move forward with an impeachment inquiry as “another dead end.” The stances of the Howland Democrat […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan called President Donald Trump a “mobster” Tuesday amid rising Democratic calls for impeaching the president. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, meanwhile, dismissed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that the House of Representatives would move forward with an impeachment inquiry as “another dead end.” The...

Dems Take up Impeachment Drive, Say Trump Betrayed Oath

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief. The probe […]

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the...

Trump Ordered Aid Frozen; More Dems Want Impeachment

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation’s leader to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden, a […]

By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation's leader to investigate the family of...

Dems Blast Latest Trump Crisis, but What Will They Do?

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower’s complaint over President Donald Trump’s interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were unanimous in their condemnation of […]

By LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A whistleblower's complaint over President Donald Trump's interactions with a foreign leader is testing the political and practical power Democrats can use against a Republican in the White House who so brazenly ignores protocol and presidential norms. Democrats were...

Trump Suggests He Broached Bidens with Ukraine President

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden’s son in a summer phone call with Ukraine’s new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging information about a political rival. […]

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump suggested that he raised former Vice President Joe Biden and Biden's son in a summer phone call with Ukraine's new leader, as Democrats pressed for investigations into whether Trump improperly used his office to try to dig up damaging...

Beto O’Rourke to Visit Niles Wednesday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, will visit Niles next week, a local labor leader confirmed Thursday. O’Rourke, who last year challenged incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat, is visiting Ohio next Tuesday and Wednesday on a campaign trip that will begin in […]

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, will visit Niles next week, a local labor leader confirmed Thursday. O’Rourke, who last year challenged incumbent Republican Ted Cruz for his U.S. Senate seat, is visiting Ohio next Tuesday and Wednesday on a campaign...

US Military to Present Options to Trump on Iran

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry. In a White House meeting, the president will be […]

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon will present a broad range of military options to President Donald Trump on Friday as he considers how to respond to what administration officials say was an unprecedented Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry. In a White House...

Administration Blocks ‘Urgent’ Whistleblower Disclosure

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower’s complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is “serious” and “urgent,” the government’s intelligence watchdog said. […]

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald Trump and a foreign leader. The blocked complaint is "serious" and "urgent,"...