• Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    Impeachment Hearing: Hill Says Sondland Was on ‘Domestic Political Errand' for Trump

    A former White House official said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s top European envoy was sent on a “domestic political errand” seeking investigations of Democrats, stunning testimony that dismantled a main line of the president’s defense in the impeachment inquiry. In a riveting appearance on Capitol Hill, Fiona Hill also implored Republican lawmakers — and implicitly Trump himself — to...

  • Donald Trump Nov 21, 2019

    Gordan Sondland: Trump Directed Ukraine Quid Pro Quo Through Giuliani

    Ambassador Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators Wednesday that he worked with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine at the “express direction” of President Donald Trump and pushed for a political “quid pro quo” with Kyiv because it was what Trump wanted. “Mr. Giuliani was expressing the desires of the president of the United States, and we knew that these investigations were...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Yovanovitch: Trump's Comments to Ukraine Leader ‘Sounded Like a Threat'

    Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday that she was “shocked and devastated” when she learned President Donald Trump told Ukraine’s leader in a call now central to the impeachment inquiry that she was “bad news” and would be “going through some things.” “A person who saw me actually reading the transcript said that the color drained from...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Amb. Yovanovitch on Trump Comments: ‘Sounded Like a Threat'

    Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says she felt President Donald Trump’s comments on a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “sounded like a threat.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 8, 2019

    Hot, Crowded and Secret Room Now Part of Impeachment Lore

    It’s “excruciating.” It smells like a “locker room.” And what happens there is supposed to stay there. When history is written about President Donald Trump’s presidency, a key chapter in the House’s drive to impeach him will be set in a spy-proof bunker tucked beneath a spiral staircase just to the east of the U.S. Capitol. There, three House committees...

  • Los Angeles Oct 28, 2019

    Rep. Katie Hill Announces Resignation With ‘Broken Heart'

    Democratic congresswoman Katie Hill of California has resigned amid an ethics probe and revelations of an affair with a campaign staffer. In a statement Sunday, the 32-year-old freshman from the Los Angeles area says leaving the House is best for her constituents, community and country.

  • Donald Trump Oct 16, 2019

    House Democrats Not Easing Up on Impeachment Probe

    The impeachment inquiry is revealing vivid new details about the high-level unease over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, and those of his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, as the swift-moving probe by House Democrats showed no signs Tuesday of easing. The testimony from the witnesses, mainly officials from the State Department and other foreign policy posts, is largely corroborating the...

  • Donald Trump Oct 3, 2019

    Fiery Standoff: Trump Sees Hoax, Dems See Stonewall

    Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against House Democrats on Wednesday, packing his increasingly aggressive impeachment defense with name-calling and expletives. Quietly but just as resolutely, lawmakers expanded their inquiry, promising a broad new subpoena for documents and witnesses. Democratic leaders put the White House on notice that the wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump’s...

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 2, 2019

    Pompeo Acknowledges He Was on Trump Call at Center of Impeachment Probe

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo publicly acknowledged for the first time Wednesday he was on the July 25 phone call in which President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine’s president to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. “I was on the phone call,” Pompeo said at a joint news conference in Rome with his Italian counterpart, a disclosure that puts a spotlight...

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 1, 2019

    House Democrats Subpoena Giuliani in Trump Impeachment Probe

    At one end of Pennsylvania Avenue, the president raged about treason. At the other, the methodical march toward impeachment proceeded apace. Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump’s efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden’s family. That was after one of Trump’s staunchest defenders, Senate Majority Leader...

  • Laurie Kellman Oct 1, 2019

    Trump Warns Of ‘Civil War-Like Fracture,' Accuses Schiff Of Treason

    Facing increasing pressure as impeachment momentum builds, President Trump lashes out at those leading the process. NBC’s Alice Barr reports.

  • Donald Trump Sep 28, 2019

    White House Official: Notes on Sensitive Calls Filed in Classified Computer System

    At the White House, a senior administration official confirmed Friday a key detail from the unidentified CIA whistleblower who has accused Trump of abusing the power of his office. Trump, for his part, insisted anew that his actions and words have been “perfect” and the whistleblower’s complaint might well be the work of “a partisan operative.” The White House acknowledged...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2019

    White House Tried to ‘Lock Down' Call Details, Whistleblower Complaint Reveals

    White House officials sought to “lock down” records of a phone call in which President Donald Trump abused his executive authority when he urged his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a whistleblower complaint made public Thursday....
    The complaint is in part related to a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi Says Complaint Shows Trump Was Engaged in a Cover-Up

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that a whistleblower’s complaint at the center of the House’s impeachment inquiry shows that President Donald Trump was engaged in a cover-up. Pelosi read from the declassified complaint, which alleges the White House tried to “lock down” details of Trump’s call with Ukraine’s new president after he asked him to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe...

  • Donald Trump Sep 26, 2019

    Pelosi: ‘This is a Cover-Up'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks about the now public, declassified whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump. She says that alleged actions of wrongdoing described in the complaint reveal a “cover-up” by the White House.

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Pelosi Orders Impeachment Probe: ‘No One Is Above the Law'

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, 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 focuses partly on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government to undermine Democratic...

  • Donald Trump Sep 21, 2019

    Australia's Morrison at White House for Trump's Second State Visit

    A glittering crowd of American and Australian luminaries gathered under the stars in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, resolutely “celebrating” even as serious matters of national security and presidential politics combined to cast a cloud over President Donald Trump. Not long before the president and first lady Melania Trump stepped out of the White House front door and...

  • Donald Trump Aug 3, 2019

    Impeachment Summer? August Town Halls May Decide Next Steps

    It’s freshman lawmakers who will likely decide when, if ever, House Democrats start formal efforts to impeach the president. With half the House Democrats now in favor of beginning an inquiry, the pressure will only mount on the holdouts to reach a tipping point. And with lawmakers returning home to voters during the August recess, what happens next may prove...

  • Donald Trump Jul 28, 2019

    Impeachment Unsettled as Democrats Enter Post-Mueller Moment

    Midway through the first year of their House majority, Democrats have yet to vote to impeach President Donald Trump. And maybe they never will. The House recessed Friday for a six-week summer break without opening impeachment proceedings, the Democrats no closer to taking a vote than they were when they swept to power at the start of the year, a...

  • Barack Obama Jul 19, 2019

    Justice Antonin Scalia Said to Have Died of ‘Natural Causes'

    A judge says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died of natural causes and no autopsy is necessary.

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