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Schiff: Investigation 'Isn't Going to End'

But the evidence is already 'overwhelming'

(Newser) - The House Intelligence Committee may turn over the impeachment process to the House Judiciary Committee soon—but Rep. Adam Schiff says the investigation of President Trump isn't over. The Intelligence committee chairman told CNN on Sunday that the panel is going to move forward with compiling its report, although... More »

Rapper Plays Key Role in Sondland's Testimony

Mention of ASAP Rocky jogs the ambassador's memory

(Newser) - Gordon Sondland has retrieved lost memories yet again—this time thanks to a rapper whose work includes songs like "Wassup" and "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2," Slate reports. Testifying Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the US ambassador to the European Union mentioned a July 26 phone call he... More »

Takeaways From First Day of Impeachment Hearings

Surprises can still happen

(Newser) - Wednesday was the first day of the public phase of the President Trump impeachment inquiry, with William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee. The next hearing will be Friday, when US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie... More »

Battle Lines Drawn Ahead of Public Impeachment Hearings

First witnesses will testify Wednesday

(Newser) - The first public presidential impeachment hearings this century begin at 10am Wednesday—and the White House is preparing for battle. President Trump has engagements including a Wednesday meeting with Turkey's President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan that will keep him from live-tweeting the House Intelligence Committee proceedings, but his campaign plans... More »

Trump: Naming Whistleblower Would Be 'Public Service'

'You know who it is,' he tells reporters

(Newser) - President Trump is fond of attacking the press—but on Sunday, he asked the media to do something for him. The president, speaking to reporters outside the White House, urged them to name the whistleblower who reported his "perfecto" phone call with Ukraine's president, leading to the impeachment... More »

Impeachment Probe to John Bolton: You're Up

The former Trump adviser is invited to testify

(Newser) - Calling John Bolton: You're wanted in the House impeachment probe. Yes, the AP reports that Democratic House investigators have asked the former national security adviser to testify next Thursday. Bolton would be the heaviest hitter in the inquiry so far if he does. He's also a key player... More »

White House Security Official to Deliver Damaging Testimony

Military officer says he reported concerns about Trump's Ukraine phone call

(Newser) - The White House's top Ukraine expert is due to testify before impeachment investigators Tuesday—and his testimony is expected to be some of the most damaging for President Trump so far. According to prepared testimony seen by Politico , Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the first current White House official... More »

Impeachment Probe Now Includes Bizarre Lawsuit

That's thanks to Charles Kupperman, who is testifying this week

(Newser) - For only the fourth time in US history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden and his family, and to investigate the country'... More »

GOP Lawmakers' Storming of Room Caused 5-Hour Delay

House Republicans accused of flouting security procedures

(Newser) - Defense Department official Laura Cooper testified before House committees at a closed-door impeachment hearing Wednesday—eventually. The hearing was delayed for five hours after at least two dozen House Republicans stormed the secure area where Cooper was due to speak and staged a sit-in, demanding that the proceedings be opened... More »

MLB Ump Warns of 'CIVAL WAR' in Pro-Trump Tweet

League looking into deleted post by Rob Drake

(Newser) - Rob Drake's 20 years as an MLB umpire may now be in jeopardy after a tweet about the possible impeachment of President Trump. As in, he's clearly upset by the impeachment inquiry, evidenced by a post seen by ESPN that he put up late Tuesday (and has since... More »

NYT Says Ukraine Timeline Isn't What We Thought

Paper says documents, sources show Ukraine knew about aid freeze in early August

(Newser) - Diplomat William Taylor's Tuesday testimony to House impeachment investigators drew "sighs and gasps" —and a "pfft!" from President Trump, who dismissively tweeted on Wednesday morning, "Neither he (Taylor) or any other witness has provided testimony that the Ukrainians were aware that military aid was... More »

Is This the 'Sea Change' on Impeachment?

Trump, McConnell at odds on one point as testimony continues

(Newser) - The deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia will testify in the House impeachment inquiry Wednesday about the withholding of military aid from Ukraine, following up the stunning testimony of the top US diplomat in Ukraine. This as President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appear... More »

GOP Rep Open to Impeaching Trump Is Retiring

Francis Rooney is heading home to Florida after a single term

(Newser) - Florida Republican Rep. Francis Rooney is full of decisions these days: On Friday, he said he's open to impeaching President Trump if it's "the right thing because I’ll be looking at my children a lot longer than I’m looking to anybody in this building."... More »

Impeachment Trial Could Be Bad News for 6 Democrats

Senators will have to stay in DC for the duration

(Newser) - With an impeachment trial for President Trump in the Senate is looking more likely every day, the good news for the six Democratic senators running for president is that they will be on TV every day during a trial. The bad news is, they won't be allowed to speak.... More »

As Impeachment Looms, McConnell Starts Planning

Reports: If things head toward Senate trial, there would be hearings 6 days a week

(Newser) - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledges that President Trump's impeachment by the House is rather likely, and he has a plan in place. "There's great motivation to get this done by Christmas," North Dakota GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer tells CNN of the expected trial in the... More »

Fox Poll Shows 55% in Favor of Impeachment

Most of them also want Trump removed from office

(Newser) - President Trump has been known to dismiss unfavorable polls as "FAKE NEWS," but the latest one comes from an outlet he has praised in the past. Fox says that according to its poll , a record 51% of voters want Trump to be impeached and removed from office. Another... More »

No. 2 Spender on Impeachment Ads Is Really a Shocker

Penzeys Spices spent $92,000 to put its message out there

(Newser) - Bill Penzey isn't afraid to mix it up. Turns out his company, Penzeys Spices, is the nation's second-biggest spender on impeachment ads—behind only President Trump himself, Mashable reports. While Trump spent $718,000, and Penzeys a relatively small $92,000, that still puts America's biggest spice... More »

Pelosi to Trump: You're Not Above the Law

She fires back after White House calls impeachment inquiry 'illegitimate'

(Newser) - The White House has called the Trump impeachment inquiry "illegitimate" —and Nancy Pelosi has accused the president of thinking he is above the law. "For a while, the President has tried to normalize lawlessness. Now, he is trying to make lawlessness a virtue." After White House... More »

Schiff Issues a Warning After Witness No-Show

He sees obstruction of justice while Trump slams 'kangaroo court'

(Newser) - The White House took the controversial step Tuesday of ordering a key witness in the Ukraine controversy not to testify before Congress, and President Trump quickly defended the move on Twitter. "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately... More »

Trump Accuses Pelosi of Treason

He says House speaker, other Democrats 'must be impeached'

(Newser) - President Trump is continuing to fight back against the impeachment inquiry by calling for his critics to be impeached. After calling for Mitt Romney's impeachment on Saturday—and continuing to hammer him Sunday —the president called for the impeachment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday night, accusing... More »

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