Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Vows to Speak Out on Security Issues

An Army officer who was a key witness during the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year and later retired after what he called a campaign of bullying and intimidation by the president and his allies, sharply criticized the administration on Saturday and said he would use his new civilian status to champion national security […]

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House Democrats Considered 10 Impeachment Articles Before Narrowing Their Case Against Trump

WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee staff initially drew up 10 articles of impeachment against President Trump last year, alleging a wide range of high crimes and misdemeanors before the case was whittled down to his interactions with Ukraine, according to a book to be published next week. The staff members, working for Representative Jerrold […]

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Alexander Vindman, Trump impeachment witness, retires from military

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness against President Trump, retired from the Army Wednesday, with his lawyer citing “a campaign of bullying, intimidation and retaliation” for limiting his military career. Vindman marked his retirement by tweeting a picture of himself in a rumpled plaid shirt working on a laptop — a stark contrast to the many photos of him […]

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Army Officer Who Clashed With Trump Over Impeachment Set to Retire

WASHINGTON — An Army officer who was a prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year said on Wednesday he has decided to retire after his promotion was imperiled by objections from the White House. The incident is the latest in what Pentagon and congressional officials say could be another flash point […]

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U.S. lawmakers move to fight Treasury bid to curtail pandemic watchdog

2/2 © Reuters. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) arrives as Trump impeachment trial resumes on Capitol Hill in Washington 2/2 By Chris Prentice WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A clutch of powerful U.S. Senators is pushing back against a bid by the Trump administration’s Treasury Department to weaken a watchdog panel involved with overseeing $2.4 trillion in pandemic […]

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Promotion in Jeopardy for Army Officer Who Challenged Trump on Ukraine

WASHINGTON — The promotion of an Army officer who was a prominent witness in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump last year is imperiled in what Pentagon and congressional officials say could be another flash point between the president and the military. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, a decorated Iraq war veteran who served on […]

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Key U.S. lawmaker pushes for a ban on mergers until coronavirus pandemic ends

© Reuters. House Judiciary Committee Debates Articles Of Impeachment Against President Trump WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chair of the House Judiciary Committee’s antitrust panel on Thursday called for a moratorium on mergers in the next coronavirus stimulus package and a ban on deals that are not directly related to companies about to fail. Democratic U.S. […]

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U.S. senators propose $500 billion rescue for state, local governments

2/2 © Reuters. Senator Bob Menendez exits at the end of the day as the Trump impeachment trial continues in Washington 2/2 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Senate Republican and a Democrat proposed a $500 billion rescue package for state and municipal governments on Monday, as it became increasingly clear that the next coronavirus relief […]

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Trump’s Inspector General Has Expressed Dim Views of Congressional Oversight

WASHINGTON — Amid the blur of President Trump’s impeachment proceedings last December, the Government Accountability Office received a terse message from the White House regarding its investigation into why security aid to Ukraine was withheld. The inquiries of Congress’s nonpartisan watchdog arm had already been rebuffed by the Department of Defense and it received spotty […]

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Trump Proceeds With Post-Impeachment Purge Amid Pandemic

WASHINGTON — Remember the impeachment? President Trump does. Even in the middle of a pandemic, he made clear late Friday night that he remained fixated on purging the government of those he believes betrayed him during the inquiry that led to his Senate trial. The president’s under-cover-of-darkness decision to fire Michael K. Atkinson, the intelligence […]

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Dem impeachment lawyer tests positive for coronavirus, blasts Trump over response

The top lawyer for Democrats during the House impeachment inquiry has confirmed that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus — while simultaneously accusing the Trump administration of being “shockingly unprepared” for the pandemic. Daniel Goldman, who conducted much of the questioning for House Intelligence Committee Democrats during the impeachment inquiry last year, tweeted Sunday that he has COVID-19, the […]

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Bill Clinton Explains Monica Lewinsky Affair as ‘Managing My Anxieties’

Former President Bill Clinton, recalling the sex scandal that led to his impeachment in 1998, says in a new documentary series that his extramarital affair with Monica S. Lewinsky was a way of “managing my anxieties.” The four-part documentary series, “Hillary,” which was released on Friday on Hulu, focuses on Hillary Clinton’s life, her marriage […]

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Donald Trump has had a VERY good 2020

From an impeachment acquittal to a rocky Democratic race, 2020 is off to a good start for President Trump. Chris Cillizza explains what this could mean looking forward into the rest of the year. SOURCES AND FURTHER READING: The best (and the worst) of the Iowa caucuses https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/07/politics/iowa-caucus-what-happened/index.html. Bernie Wins New Hampshire. Pete’s Second. Biden […]

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