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White House admits Trump tied Ukraine aid to political effort

Washington - A top White House official admitted Thursday that President Donald Trump had tied military aid for Ukraine to Kiev undertaking an investigation that would help Trump politically, adding ammunition to Democrats' impeachment probe.

US diplomat: Trump pushed for Ukraine probe of firm linked to Biden son

Washington - A US diplomat told Congress Thursday that President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer injected domestic politics into talks with Ukraine, including seeking a probe of a Ukrainian company with ties to the son of Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Trump impeachment probe claims 'dramatic progress'

Washington - The leader of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump said Tuesday that witnesses had provided substantial support for allegations that Trump illegally tried to force Ukraine to investigate his political rival Joe Biden.

From Minnesota to Michigan, Trump aims to turn scandal into reelection fuel

Lake Charles - As impeachment pressure mounted on Donald Trump, the president left Washington for the second day in a row Friday to rally hardcore supporters in a bid to turn the scandal into fuel for his 2020 reelection.

Trump had Ukraine envoy ousted over 'false claims,' she tells probe: NY Times

Washington - The former US ambassador to Ukraine reportedly told impeachment investigators Friday that President Donald Trump had sought her removal for months, and that she was eventually pushed out on "false claims" by questionable actors.

US ex-envoy in Congress to testify in impeachment probe

Washington - The former US ambassador to Ukraine arrived at Congress Friday for a deposition before lawmakers eager to learn what she knows about an administration pressure campaign on Kiev that triggered an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

US envoy to testify in impeachment probe, against State Dept order

Washington - The US ambassador to the European Union will testify to Congress next week as part of the impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump, despite a State Department order not to, his lawyer said Friday.

Trump promises 2020 election 'backlash' against impeachment

Minneapolis - An angry, energized President Donald Trump whipped supporters into a frenzy Thursday at a Minneapolis campaign rally where he predicted a 2020 election "backlash" against Democratic attempts to impeach him.

Democrat Biden calls for Trump's impeachment

Washington - Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden called Wednesday for Donald Trump's impeachment, saying the president "betrayed" the United States, but Trump dug in, predicting that the Supreme Court would have to resolve the fight.

Trump ally vows US Congress to make Turkey pay 'heavy price'

Washington - Senator Lindsey Graham vowed Wednesday that Congress will inflict a cost on Turkey for its offensive against Syria's Kurds as the usually loyal ally of President Donald Trump sharply criticized US policy.

White House rules out cooperation in impeachment probe

Washington - The White House slammed the door in a letter Tuesday on any cooperation by President Donald Trump's administration with the Democrats' impeachment probe, calling it "constitutionally invalid.

Republican-led probe finds Russia helped Trump in 2016

Washington - A Senate Republican-led investigation said in a report Tuesday that Russia indeed sought to help President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, contradicting persistent White House claims to the contrary.

White House rules out cooperation in Trump impeachment probe

Washington - A defiant White House declared war Tuesday against the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump, blasting the process as partisan, illegitimate and unconstitutional and saying neither the president nor his administration will cooperate.

White House blocks US diplomat impeachment probe testimony

Washington - The White House on Tuesday blocked a top US diplomat from speaking to Congress as part of the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump, dramatically escalating the battle with Democrats over his presidency.

Second Trump whistleblower comes forward with first-hand information: lawyer

Washington - A second whistleblower has come forward, this one with first-hand information about events that triggered an impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump, the informant's lawyer said Sunday.

Smoking text? Diplomats bring drama to Ukraine scandal

Washington - Senior US diplomats helped coordinate Trump administration efforts to pressure Ukraine into investigating the American president's political rivals in return for aid and access, the envoys' released messages show.

Romney blasts Trump's 'appalling' call to probe Biden

Washington - Republican Senator Mitt Romney, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, said Friday it was "wrong and appalling" for the president to urge China and Ukraine to launch investigations of a chief political rival, Joe Biden.

Trump says unsure if he'll cooperate with Congress on impeachment

Washington - A defiant President Donald Trump refused to confirm Friday that he will cooperate with an impeachment investigation in the US Congress."I don't know, that's up to the lawyers," he said at the White House.

Texts show US diplomat pushing Ukraine on probe for Trump meeting

Washington - Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was told he should open an investigation sought by Donald Trump if he wanted an invitation to visit Washington, according to text messages published Thursday.

Democrats subpoena White House as impeachment probe intensifies

Washington - Democratic lawmakers on Friday demanded that the White House turn over documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine for political favors, as the explosive impeachment investigation against the US leader intensified.

Trump calls on China and Ukraine to investigate Biden

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday said China, as well as Ukraine, should investigate his current main 2020 election rival Joe Biden.

Trump lashes out at rising impeachment storm

Washington - A bellicose Donald Trump unleashed furious attacks Wednesday on the impeachment inquiry launched against him by Democrats, amid an intensifying standoff between the president and Congress.

Australian leader says Trump wanted 'point of contact' for Russia probe

Sydney - Australia's prime minister on Wednesday played down the significance of a call from Donald Trump as "brief and uneventful", despite mounting controversy over a politically fraught offer to help the US president.

Trump denounces impeachment inquiry as a 'coup'

Washington - Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced the impeachment inquiry threatening his presidency as a "coup," as his administration pushed back hard against the investigation.

Pompeo accuses Democrats of bullying in impeachment probe

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday accused Democrats of intimidation in their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and refused to let State Department employees comply with orders to appear in coming days.

Trump asked Australia for help discrediting Russia probe

Washington - Donald Trump asked Australia to "assist" in discrediting a Russia investigation that has clouded his presidency, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison admitting Tuesday that he agreed to help.

Trump attacks Democrats, Giuliani subpoenaed for Ukraine documents

Washington - President Donald Trump attacked the Democratic lawmaker spearheading the impeachment inquiry on Monday as congressional committees subpoenaed his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, for documents related to his dealings with Ukraine.

Trump wants to meet whistleblower in Ukraine scandal

Washington - President Donald Trump said Sunday he wants to meet the anonymous whistleblower at the center of the scandal threatening his presidency.

US envoy on Ukraine, named in Trump scandal, resigns: source

Washington - US special representative on Ukraine Kurt Volker resigned Friday after Congress ordered him to answer questions in an impeachment investigation on President Donald Trump, a source said.

Russia tells US not to release Trump-Putin transcripts

New York - Russia on Friday urged the United States not to publish Donald Trump's conversations with Vladimir Putin after a growing scandal led the White House to release a transcript from a call with Ukraine's leader.
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