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The next House impeachment witness is the most important so far

The next House impeachment witness is the most important so far

Back to the text messages! Bill Taylor, currently the top official at the US Embassy in Ukraine, will get his moment before congressional investigators Tuesday. Taylor was one of the officials whose text messages were released by House Democrats earlier this month. His explanation for why he said he felt the US was trading foreign…MORE

Impeachment delays bring new risks for everyone involved — including Trump

Impeachment delays bring new risks for everyone involved — including Trump

Impeaching President Donald Trump may take a little longer than Democrats hoped — a prospect that brings new political complications to their already high-risk strategy. Ever-broadening revelations about Trump’s alleged covert foreign policy scheme for political gain in Ukraine are bolstering an increasingly firm case that he abused the power of his office. But paradoxically,…MORE

Amash: Republicans wish they weren’t ‘trapped’ into defending Trump

Amash: Republicans wish they weren’t ‘trapped’ into defending Trump

Rep. Justin Amash said his Republican colleagues are caught in an untenable position trying to defend President Donald Trump as the controversy surrounding his dealings with Ukraine continues to grow. Asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett on Monday night whether those around the President were essentially forced to lie in order to defend Trump, Amash replied,…MORE

Fact check: Trump made at least 20 false claims in angry Cabinet monologue

Fact check: Trump made at least 20 false claims in angry Cabinet monologue

President Donald Trump delivered a blistering and rambling monologue to the journalists he allowed into his Cabinet meeting for more than 70 minutes on Monday. His press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, later tweeted, “I hope we see honest reporting from today’s mtg.” We can honestly tell you that Trump’s remarks were highly dishonest. We’re still looking…MORE

Major Trump donor plans private fundraiser with Romney

Major Trump donor plans private fundraiser with Romney

Stephen Schwarzman, an informal adviser and donor to President Donald Trump, is hosting a fundraiser with Sen. Mitt Romney in support of several Republicans colleagues seeking reelection, according to two people with knowledge of the event. The event, which is intended for a small group of influential donors at Schwarzman’s Park Avenue apartment, is scheduled…MORE

Bernie Sanders defends Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Outrageous’ to suggest she is a foreign asset

Bernie Sanders defends Tulsi Gabbard: ‘Outrageous’ to suggest she is a foreign asset

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday defended his fellow 2020 hopeful Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii against the claim that she is a “Russian asset,” saying the suggestion is “outrageous.” “Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country,” the Vermont independent tweeted. “People can disagree on issues, but…MORE

Washington Post: Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister disparaged Ukraine to Trump

Washington Post: Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister disparaged Ukraine to Trump

President Donald Trump’s urging of Ukraine’s President to investigate political rivals coincided with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban pushing a disparaging view of the country to Trump, The Washington Post reported on Monday. Citing current and former US officials, the Post reported that Putin and Orban did not explicitly name…MORE

Tulsi Gabbard’s Clinton clash sparks speculation about her political future

Tulsi Gabbard’s Clinton clash sparks speculation about her political future

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s clash with 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has suddenly thrust her struggling 2020 presidential campaign into the spotlight. The heated back-and-forth with Clinton, who said Gabbard was a favorite of the Russians and was being groomed for a third-party run, has also raised questions about Gabbard’s goal and future in Democratic politics.…MORE

Facebook CEO: Hiring advice to Buttigieg ‘shouldn’t be taken as an endorsement’

Facebook CEO: Hiring advice to Buttigieg ‘shouldn’t be taken as an endorsement’

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Monday that his attempt to recommend a potential job candidate to Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign “shouldn’t be taken as an endorsement.” Speaking to reporters, Zuckerberg acknowledged that he had contacted the South Bend, Indiana, mayor’s Democratic presidential campaign earlier this year after “a number of colleagues” had asked him or…MORE