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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 »

Schiff Tells GOP 'No' on Whisteblower Testimony

Evidence makes that 'redundant,' Democratic chairman says

(Newser) - House Republicans submitted the names of people on Saturday they want to call as witnesses in the impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower was on the list. Democrat Adam Schiff, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has answered that there's no point, because evidence and testimony have more than confirmed the... More »

A Key Impeachment Witness Is a No-Show

Charles Kupperman's refusal to testify is sign of Trump obstruction, says Adam Schiff

(Newser) - The name Charles Kupperman was a big one on Capitol Hill Monday morning, more so for what he didn't do than what he did. Kupperman failed to show up for his deposition in the Trump impeachment investigation, and now he's flirting with being held in contempt of Congress,... More »

Trump Defends Decision Not to Loop In Democrats

Says he feared leaks before ISIS raid; he also may release part of the video

(Newser) - President Trump likened watching video of the ISIS raid that killed the group's commander to watching a movie. Now he says the White House might release the video, or at least a portion of it. "We're thinking about it," he told reporters Monday, reports ABC News... More »

House Blocks GOP Attempt to Censure Adam Schiff

Vote to shelve resolution was along party lines

(Newser) - A House GOP bid to censure one of President Trump's least favorite lawmakers was blocked Monday night, as widely expected. The measure to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, was shelved after lawmakers voted 218-185 along party lines to block it, reports Reuters . In their resolution... More »

GOP Ready to Make Its Move Against Schiff

But push to censure expected to fail in the House Monday evening

(Newser) - Republicans want the House to censure Democrat Adam Schiff over his handling of the Trump impeachment hearings, and NBC News reports that they'll push for a vote Monday evening. The move is widely expected to become a symbolic one, however, because Democrats will be able to easily block the... 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 »

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 »

Schiff Got Early Heads-Up About Whistleblower's Concerns

Leading Trump to accuse the House Intel chair of helping to craft the complaint

(Newser) - The whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Trump's Ukraine phone call contacted a House Intelligence Committee aide before formally making that complaint, sources tell the New York Times . The CIA officer first had a colleague convey his concerns about the call to the CIA's top lawyer; then,... More »

House Democrats: We're Subpoenaing the White House

Will request 13 separate batches of documents related to Trump's Ukraine phone call

(Newser) - House Democrats pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Trump say they'll subpoena the White House on Friday for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine, citing "flagrant disregard" of their previous requests for information. House Oversight and Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings wrote in a memo to committee members... More »

Trump on Rep. Schiff: 'Arrest for Treason?'

President starts his Monday with tweets about the whistleblower, too

(Newser) - On Sunday, President Trump tweeted that Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff should be "questioned at the highest level for Fraud & Treason" after Schiff last week paraphrased Trump's statements to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky when opening a House hearing on the whistleblower complaint. The president didn't wake with... More »

Trump Says He 'Deserves' to Meet Whistleblower

'I deserve to meet my accuser,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump has called the Ukraine whistleblower "almost a spy" who should be handled like we "used to do in the old days when we were smart." Now he says he wants to meet him or her. "Like every American, I deserve to meet my accuser,... More »

The Whistleblower Has Struck a Deal: Schiff

Rudy Giuliani also appeared on 'This Week'

(Newser) - Rep. Adam Schiff made it official Sunday, saying the whistleblower behind the explosive Ukraine complaint that triggered an impeachment inquiry has agreed to testify before Congress. Appearing on ABC News' This Week, the House Intelligence Committee chairman said it will happen "very soon" once precautions are established to protect... More »

Report: Whistleblower's Concerns Went Beyond Trump Phone Call

Lawmakers say complaint is 'deeply disturbing'

(Newser) - Lawmakers have now reviewed the whistleblower complaint that led to the Trump impeachment inquiry—and while the contents remain classified, Democrats and Republicans are commenting on what they read. Sources tell the New York Times that the intelligence official who filed the complaint had concerns that went beyond President Trump'... More »

Report: Ukraine at Crux of Whistleblower Complaint

Giuliani denies, then admits asking country to investigate Joe Biden

(Newser) - More details on the whistleblower complaint from an intelligence official about President Trump are beginning to emerge—and they include a possible connection to the 2020 election. Sources tell the Washington Post that the complaint centers on Ukraine and may involve a call to the country's president that House... More »

Whistleblower Complaint Filed Over Trump Phone Call

House Intelligence chief wants to see 'urgent' complaint

(Newser) - A phone conversation between President Trump and a foreign leader alarmed an intelligence official so much that they filed a formal whistleblower complaint, sources tell the Washington Post . The sources say the complaint filed with the inspector general of the intelligence community involved a "promise" Trump made to the... More »

Schiff to Make Criminal Referral of Erik Prince

Adam Schiff alleges Mueller report indicates Prince lied to intelligence committee in 2017

(Newser) - The chairman of the House intelligence committee is making a criminal referral to the Justice Department for the founder of the security firm Blackwater, with Adam Schiff alleging Erik Prince lied to his committee in 2017. Prince testified to the panel that a meeting in the Seychelles islands with a... More »

GOP Lawmakers Open Hearing by Demanding Schiff Resign

But Schiff isn't relenting on calling out Trump-Russia ties

(Newser) - A House Intelligence Committee hearing got quite heated Thursday morning, with GOP Rep. Mike Conaway telling Democrat Adam Schiff he should step down as head of the committee. The issue: The special counsel probe found no evidence of collusion between President Trump's team and Russia during the 2016 election,... More »

Trump Talks Treason, Pardons in Fox Interview

He accuses the FBI of 'treasonous acts,' doesn't rule out pardon of Michael Flynn

(Newser) - President Trump called in to Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Wednesday and spoke for 45 minutes in his first interview since the conclusion of Robert Mueller's investigation. He didn't want to talk much about pardons, but he had plenty to say about the investigation, and some... More »

Schiff Makes Threat About the Mueller Report

The House Democrat draws a line in the sand

(Newser) - A top House Democrat threatened Sunday to call special counsel Robert Mueller to Capitol Hill, subpoena documents, and take the Trump administration to court if necessary if the full report on the Russia investigation is not made public, the AP reports. Intelligence chairman Adam Schiff told ABC's This Week... More »

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