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Tuesday's Hearings Called a 'Very Bad Day' for Trump

GOP's witnesses weren't much help, analysts say

(Newser) - Tuesday's impeachment hearings were a "great day for Republicans," President Trump tweeted —but many analysts disagree. After Lt. Col Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams, a Mike Pence aide, testified in the morning, the House Intelligence Committee heard from Kurt Volker, the former special envoy to Ukraine,...

'Star Witness' to Testify in Impeachment Hearing

Republicans attack Vindman on eve of testimony

(Newser) - The second week of impeachment hearings kicks off Tuesday with the testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman at 9am—a man the Washington Post considers one of the Democrats' "star witnesses." Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient who is the National Security Council's top Ukraine specialist, is expected...

Trump Responds to Pelosi's Invitation to Testify

President says he will 'strongly consider' it

(Newser) - On Sunday, Nancy Pelosi said President Trump was welcome to personally testify in the House impeachment inquiry. On Monday, Trump said he just might do that. "Even though I did nothing wrong, and don’t like giving credibility to this No Due Process Hoax, I like the idea &...

Diplomat Revises His Impeachment Testimony

Gordon Sondland now acknowledges threat to hold up aid unless Ukraine did investigation

(Newser) - The House panels conducting the impeachment inquiry released the testimony of two key players on Tuesday and sent word they want to hear from White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. Axios sees a notable development in the transcript for Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the European Union. Sondland testified...

Texts Show Pressure Put on Ukraine to Launch Probe

House Democrats released a series of text messages provided by Kurt Volker

(Newser) - Text messages provided to the House Intelligence Committee by former US Special Envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker were released by Democrats late Thursday night—and NBC News sees them as "explicitly linking" a potential White House meeting between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky with a Ukraine probe...

Ex-Ukraine Envoy Answers Lawmakers in All-Day Session

Kurt Volker voluntarily answers questions

(Newser) - The former special envoy to Ukraine met behind closed doors with congressional investigators Tuesday looking into whether President Trump leaned on Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden. Kurt Volker resigned last week after being cited in a whistleblower complaint that prompted the House to begin its impeachment inquiry. He came...

Trump: China Should Look at the Bidens, Too

President accuses VP's son of shady dealings, though a fact-checker disagrees

(Newser) - President Trump got into political hot water by suggesting that Ukraine investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. On Thursday, he not only doubled down, he made a similar request of China. "Likewise, China should start an investigation into the Bidens," the president told reporters, per Politico . "Because what...

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