Trump unloads to Fox News as impeachment threat heightens

But if House lawmakers do send articles of impeachment to the Senate, Trump said he would like to see testimony by House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the leader of the Democratic inquiry. “Well, there’s only one person I want more than ‘Where’s Hunter,’” Trump said, referring to former Vice President Joe Biden’s son. “The […]

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Democrats say new Sondland leads won’t slow impeachment drive

That concern, shared by multiple lawmakers on the Intelligence Committee, makes it unlikely Democrats will secure additional high-level testimony to add to the already voluminous case they’ve built. All the senior administration officials identified by Sondland have spurned subpoenas and requests for documents and testimony, following Trump’s mandate that there will be no cooperation with […]

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‘The answer is yes’: Sondland affirms ‘quid pro quo’ in Ukraine dealings

Sondland, whose testimony to lawmakers is shaping up to be the most consequential as Democrats build a case that Trump used the power of his office to pressure Zelensky to investigation his political rivals — and possibly condition nearly $400 million of military aid and a White House meeting to bend the newly elected Ukrainian […]

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The insider’s guide to the impeachment hearings

Schiff and Nunes also will each have the power to ask an unlimited number of questions to witnesses, for up to 45 minutes at a time. During these periods, only they and their staff may participate. The rank-and-file lawmakers on the committee will also be given five minutes apiece to ask witnesses questions. Democrats have […]

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Dreamers get little traction with Supreme Court’s conservative justices

“Where’s the political decision that was made that this not about the law, but about our choice to destroy lives?” Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked. Justice Elena Kagan said Sessions’ opinion impacted the decisionmaking about DACA in a way that made it hard to know what former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would have done without […]

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Kellyanne Conway tussles with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer over clip of her husband

“I just have a final question, a sensitive question, and it’s a political question, it’s a substantive question. I don’t want to talk about your marriage,” he said eliciting a laugh from Conway. “I know that there are issues there. Your husband, George Conway —” “What did you just say?” she asked incredulously. “No, no, […]

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7 reporters recount a historic week in impeachment

Andrew: I’m not ready to say that quite yet. I think we entered this week with a high probability that the House would ultimately vote to impeach Trump in December — and I think the week largely ended with that same probability. Another obvious reason Trump isn’t in more trouble is that his GOP firewall […]

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Trump lawyers take fight over tax returns to Supreme Court

Sekulow said “the subpoena violates the U.S. Constitution and therefore is unenforceable. We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant review in this significant constitutional case and reverse the dangerous and damaging decision of the appeals court.” Sekulow also said he planned to file a separate request to the Supreme Court on Friday asking […]

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Trump claims he’ll strike deal for Dreamers with Dems if SCOTUS overturns DACA

Despite Trump’s assertion that some Dreamers are “criminals,” foreigners with a felony conviction or extensive misdemeanor records are ineligible for DACA and can be removed from the program if they commit crimes after obtaining DACA status. Trump announced in September 2017 his intention to phase out DACA after a six-month period, giving Congress time to […]

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Mulvaney won’t file lawsuit challenging impeachment subpoena

Mulvaney’s lawyer, William Pittard, said late Monday that his client planned to file his own lawsuit challenging the committee’s subpoena. But by Tuesday morning, Pittard indicated Mulvaney had changed his mind. “After further consideration, Mr. Mulvaney does not intend to pursue litigation regarding the deposition subpoena issued to him by the U.S. House of Representatives,” […]

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