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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign in first day

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, on Wednesday linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him politically.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 3:11 pm

Who's a star witness? Diplomat, Republican spar at Trump impeachment hearing

A U.S. diplomat testifying in a congressional impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump rejected Republicans' efforts to label him a "star witness" for Democrats, adding that he was not pushing for a particular outcome.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 3:04 pm

'You're their star witness': Quotes from the Trump impeachment hearing

Below are quotations from the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday into allegations about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 3:01 pm

Jury hears closing arguments in trial of Trump adviser Roger Stone

Prosecutors delivered their closing argument in the criminal trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican political operative repeatedly lied to congressional investigators in order to keep the president from looking bad.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 2:12 pm

Top Senate Republican says quick move to dismiss impeachment charges would likely fail

A top Senate Republican, John Cornyn, said on Wednesday that should the U.S. House of Representatives vote to impeach President Donald Trump, he doubts a motion in the Senate to immediately dismiss the charges would succeed.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 1:42 pm

Trump cared more about 'investigations' than Ukraine, impeachment witness says

A witness testified at Wednesday's first public impeachment hearing that President Donald Trump seemed to care more about his own political interests than about Ukraine's welfare as the U.S. leader assessed ties with that country.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 1:28 pm

Factbox: Public impeachment hearings shine light on secretive House Intelligence committee

The start of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump will shine a spotlight as never before on 22 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, a panel that typically operates behind closed doors.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 12:32 pm

Factbox: What Wednesday's impeachment witnesses have told House inquiry so far

The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine and a senior State Department official testify Wednesday at the first public hearing in the House of Representatives' impeachment probe into President Donald Trump.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 12:32 pm

Touting membership cards, Trump steps up anti-impeachment Facebook ads

President Donald Trump's re-election campaign is ramping up a Facebook ad blitz against efforts to impeach him, buying more ads on the topic in recent weeks than all the Democratic White House candidates combined.

Posted on 13 November 2019 | 12:01 pm

Republicans, Democrats draw battle lines over Trump impeachment inquiry hearings

Republicans and Democrats in Congress set battle lines on Tuesday ahead of televised hearings on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, drawing a vow from the Democrat leading the probe to thwart "sham investigations" into presidential hopeful Joe Biden's family.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 11:00 pm

In reversal, Mulvaney says he won't sue over impeachment probe subpoena

White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney on Tuesday said in a court filing that he would not bring a lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his testimony in the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, adding that at the direction of the president he would not cooperate with the investigation.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 10:09 pm

Explainer: What to expect from the televised Trump impeachment hearings this week

U.S. Democrats launch the public phase of their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump this week, with open, televised hearings set for Wednesday and Friday in the House of Representatives.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 10:09 pm

Advice for impeachment witnesses: don't let lawmakers get under your skin

As televised hearings on whether to impeach U.S. President Donald Trump begin this week, witnesses are preparing for a grilling by lawmakers keen to score political points in front of ranks of TV cameras, watched by a public tuning in that may not know the whole story.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 10:09 pm

Schiff: Impeachment hearings no place for conspiracy or targeting whistleblower

The head of the U.S. House panel leading the impeachment inquiry on Tuesday warned fellow lawmakers ahead of public hearings, saying the televised questioning would not serve as a venue to air conspiracy theories or out a whistleblower.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 10:09 pm

Factbox: What rules will the House use in televised impeachment hearings?

When millions of Americans watch the first televised hearing in the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday, they will see a different procedure than is ordinarily used for congressional committee hearings.

Posted on 12 November 2019 | 10:09 pm