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Trump's whistleblower briefing reshapes timeline for Ukraine aid

News that President Donald Trump had been briefed in late August on a whistleblower complaint alleging he pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rival, while withholding security aid to Kiev, raises new questions about conversations he had before the aid was released in September.

Trump's Ukraine scandal: Who's who?

The fast-moving scandal involving President Donald Trump and allegations that he pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his political rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, has upended politics in Washington, DC, and evolved into a full-blown impeachment investigation. There is no evidence that either Biden did anything wrong.

Pompeo sidesteps question on Ukraine conspiracy theory

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo refused to counter a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential election and sidestepped a question about his willingness to testify before the House impeachment inquiry.

Rick Perry avoids impeachment questions ahead of resignation

As Energy Secretary Rick Perry prepares to leave office in December, it appears he could largely avoid tough questions from reporters and lawmakers about his role in the events impeachment investigators are focused on, with department staffers even apparently using a decoy vehicle to shield him from press questions.

4 takeaways from latest impeachment witnesses

House Democrats wrapped up their week of marathon impeachment hearings Thursday, with two more witnesses who further corroborated the allegations that President Donald Trump used his powers to pressure Ukraine's leader for political favors.

5 takeaways from Gordon Sondland's bombshell testimony

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland changed the course of the House impeachment inquiry Wednesday, over the span of several hours in front of the House Intelligence Committee with the television cameras rolling for a global audience.

Buttigieg fends off questions on experience following surge in polls

The leading Democratic candidates for president made strong appeals to African American voters Wednesday night -- particularly women -- as they drew a direct line between re-creating the coalition that elected Barack Obama in 2008 and defeating President Donald Trump in 2020.

Ambassador says quid pro quo came at 'direction of the President'

US Ambassador Gordon Sondland testified Wednesday there was a quid pro quo for Ukraine to announce investigations into President Donald Trump's political opponents that came from the President's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani at the "express direction of the President."

Sondland testimony raises questions about Pence denials

A key witness testified in public on Wednesday that he expressed concerns to Vice President Mike Pence in September that U.S. aid to Ukraine was being tied to investigations into President Donald Trump's political rivals.

Ex-envoy says investigation link to Bidens is 'unacceptable'

Former US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker said Tuesday he failed to realize that an investigation into the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings was linked to a probe of President Donald Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, which Volker now says was "unacceptable."

US diplomat: 'Never seen anything' like Trump-Sondland call

A diplomat at the US embassy in Ukraine told lawmakers last week he'd "never seen anything" like the call Gordon Sondland placed to President Donald Trump at a restaurant in Kiev, according to a transcript of his deposition released Monday night.

House Republicans ask GOP senator for info on Ukraine

House Republicans are asking a Republican senator who spoke to President Donald Trump and the US Ambassador to the European Union about the freezing of US security aid to Ukraine to provide information relevant to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.