Rep. Jim Jordan was officially moved onto the House Intelligence Committee on Friday, where he is expected to lead Republicans’ defense of President Donald Trump when impeachment inquiry hearings go public next week.  House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., Friday afternoon announced the appointment on Twitter, coming after speculation that Jordan, R-Ohio, a strong Trump
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According to transcripts released Friday, National Security Adviser John Bolton stopped a meeting between Ukraine officials and the White House in July after an envoy for President Donald Trump listed demands for specific investigations in exchange for granting a meeting at the Oval Office for newly elected Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.  Both former National Security
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House Democrats are considering multiple articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, including charging him with abuse of power and contempt of Congress, according to sources familiar with their deliberations, With the impeachment inquiry proceedings to go public next week, Democrats are considering the abuse of power charges, for efforts to push Ukraine’s government to
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Several months before President Donald Trump’s July 25 call with Ukraine’s newly elected president, associates of his attorney Rudy Giuliani were urging the country’s prior president to announce investigations into Joe Biden’s son and 2016 election interference in exchange for a state visit to Washington D.C., sources familiar with the meetings say.  In late February,
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Kanye West may run for president in 2024, the rapper, producer and entrepreneur said at the Fast Company Innovation Festival on Friday, Fox News reports. “When I run for president in 2024, we’re going to definitely- yo whatchu all laughing at?” West said, after the crowd laughed at the statement. “When I run for president in
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Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., is reportedly aiming to replace acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who President Donald Trump has been unenthusiastic about, according to the Washington Examiner. Trump, in a recent interview with the Examiner, declined to praise Mulvaney when asked if he was happy with his job performance. “Happy?” Trump said.
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Ivanka Trump on Friday echoed her father’s view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But, in an interview with The Associated Press, she parted ways with President Donald Trump by calling the identity of the impeachment whistleblower “not particularly relevant.” The Republican president and some of his allies
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House Democrats have subpoenaed acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney in their impeachment probe, demanding his testimony Friday as they wrap up closed-door interviews and move into a public phase of the investigation. Despite the late-night subpoena, Mulvaney isn’t expected to appear for the interview Democrats have scheduled. The White House instructed its
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President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Thursday lashed out at the House impeachment inquiry as a “coup” — and “a very serious crime.” In a tweet, Rudy Guiliani took aim at charges Trump’s July 25 call to Ukraine’s president presented a quid pro quo — linking congressionally approved military aid to a corruption investigation of Joe
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Whistleblowers deserve protection, but they’re not all created equally, Sen. Ron Johnson said Thursday, while arguing that the person behind the claims used in President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry should not remain anonymous.  “I really do believe the whistleblowers deserve protection against retaliation,” the Wisconsin Republican told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “But at the same
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Google is considering a move that would alter its policy regarding political advertisements as fears grow of disinformation impacting the 2020 election. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday evening that officials at the search engine giant have held talks related to the matter. The company is likely to address its employees about its next steps
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Dismissing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff’s claims the impeachment inquiry is finding “illicit” actions of President Donald Trump, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said his House counterpart is “full of crap.” “That statement is full of crap,” Graham told Fox News. Graham was referring to this Schiff’s statement Wednesday: “We are getting an increasing appreciation for just
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President Donald Trump pushed for Attorney General William Barr to hold a news conference declaring he did nothing wrong during his phone call with Ukraine’s leader, reports The Washington Post. Trump in July asked Ukraine President Volodymr Zelenskiy to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Attorney General William Barr to look into Democratic
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Rudy Giuliani’s tweet claiming he conducted an investigation in 2016 into Ukrainian collusion and corruption establishes that President Donald Trump “committed an impeachable offense,” says George Conway. “This tweet by itself establishes that @realDonaldTrump committed an impeachable offense. To say that Giuliani’s and Trump’s pursuit of “Ukrainian … corruption” was “done solely” to protect Trump’s interests
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A State Department envoy told lawmakers it was his “clear understanding” the U.S. government intended to withhold military aid from Ukraine until the country committed to investigations sought by President Donald Trump, including into a political rival, according to a transcript of the closed-door interview released Wednesday. William Taylor told impeachment investigators he understood that
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Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat in more than a decade. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns. Reeves will succeed Gov. Phil Bryant, who is limited by state law to two terms. President
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A top aide and high school friend of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg will replace him as South Bend’s mayor as he won nearly two-thirds of the vote. James Mueller, the city’s Department of Community Investment director, said in his victory speech that “Trumpism has no place in South Bend.” He declared the city would
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President Donald Trump has approved an expanded military mission to secure an expanse of oil fields across eastern Syria, raising a number of difficult legal questions about whether U.S. troops can launch strikes against Syrian, Russian or other forces if they threaten the oil, U.S. officials said. The decision, coming after a meeting Friday between
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Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., says he is the only presidential hopeful who has a proven record in getting out the black vote. His comments came in a column for Essence magazine posted Tuesday. “In a party and a country that is only becoming more diverse, the ability to build multi-racial, multi-ethnic coalitions is not a
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The U.S. government’s top election security official said Tuesday the threat of foreign interference in the nation’s elections has not gone away as Russia is continuing its efforts to “destabilize” the government and will “be back” for the 2020 election. “The Russians will — are continuing to try to destabilize — our form of government
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An aide with Tom Steyer’s 2020 presidential campaign in South Carolina was caught attempting to export data from Sen. Kamala Harris’ campaign, including thousands of volunteer contacts collected over the course of her campaign, reports the Charleston Post and Courier. Dwane Sims, Steyer’s deputy South Carolina state director, tried Friday to pull the data. “We
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Controversial Congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) called for the end of “Western imperialism” during a campaign rally for presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Minnesota. “I am beyond honored and excited for a president [Sanders] who will fight against Western imperialism and fight for a just world,” Omar told the cheering crowd on Sunday,
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Echoing President Donald Trump’s calls to reveal the identity of the anonymous whistleblower, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said “media, do you job and print his name.” “We also now know the name of the whistleblower,” Paul told a Trump campaign rally in Kentucky. “The whistleblower needs to come before Congress as a material witness because
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