Trump, a late convert to cause, to join anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON — It was just four years ago when a political committee supporting one of Donald Trump’s Republican rivals unveiled an ad slamming his views on abortion, complete with footage from a 1999 interview in which he declared, “I am pro-choice in every respect.” Now, as he heads into the 2020 election, Trump will become […]

McConnell abruptly eases impeachment limits

WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abruptly changed his proposed rules for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial , backing off the condensed two-day schedule to add a third for opening arguments after protests from senators, including Republicans. The trial quickly burst into a partisan fight at the Capitol as the president’s lawyers opened arguments […]

Trump lauds US economy in Davos, says little on climate woes

DAVOS, Switzerland — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he’s led a “spectacular” turnaround of the U.S. economy and urged the world to invest in America, but had less to say about climate change issues that are a focus of this year’s gathering of top business and political leaders in the Swiss Alps. Trump kept […]

As trial nears, Trump lawyers call impeachment case ‘flimsy’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team asserted Monday that he did “absolutely nothing wrong,” calling the impeachment case against him “flimsy” and a “dangerous perversion of the Constitution.” The lawyers decried the impeachment process as rigged and insisted that abuse of power was not a crime. The brief from Trump’s lawyers, filed before arguments […]

Speak Out: ‘Impartial justice’

The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors on the president’s fate. House prosecutors recited the charges, and Chief Justice John Roberts presided in his black Supreme Court robe. The trial, only the third […]

Trump campaign tries robust outreach to expand his appeal

WASHINGTON — Selfies on a “Women for Trump” bus tour through Iowa. Volunteer training at a “Black Voices for Trump” organizing session in Philadelphia. A vice presidential headliner at a “Latinos for Trump” event in Florida. President Donald Trump’s surrogates fanned out across the country Thursday in a show of force that is part of […]

Trump’s trial begins, senators vowing ‘impartial justice’

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate opened the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump with quiet ceremony Thursday, senators standing at their desks to swear an oath of “impartial justice” as jurors on the president’s fate. House prosecutors recited the charges, and Chief Justice John Roberts presided in his black Supreme Court robe. The trial, only […]

Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of ambassador

KYIV, Ukraine — Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May. The announcement came two days after Democratic lawmakers in the United States released a trove of documents that showed […]

Watchdog: White House violated law in freezing Ukraine aid

WASHINGTON — The White House violated federal law in withholding security assistance to Ukraine, an action at the center of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, a federal watchdog agency said Thursday. The Government Accountability Office said in a report that the Office of Management and Budget violated the law in holding up the aid, which Congress […]

Pelosi names Schiff, Nadler as prosecutors for Trump trial

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi named House prosecutors for President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial on Wednesday ahead of votes to send the charges to the Senate, even as new information about the president’s Ukraine efforts intensified pressure for more witnesses. The seven-member prosecution team will be led by the chairmen of the House impeachment proceedings, […]

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