The president emerged from a four-hour meeting with Turkey's leader and described the ongoing impeachment inquiry as a "sham" that "shouldn't be allowed."Criticizes whistleblower, inspector general »
FLINT, Mich./BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Reuters) - As the first televised hearing of the impeachment probe unfolded on Wednesday on the screen in his home in Flint, Michigan, Quincy Murphy said there was no chance the proceedings would alter his view that President Donald Trump is unfit to hold the office. "
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos Getty/ReutersRepublicans’ most fruitful line of attack during the first day of congressional impeachment hearings for Donald Trump has put even more pressure on a forthcoming witness who has flailed under it thus far: donor-turned ambassador Gordon Sondland
A federal appeals court will not take up President Donald Trump’s appeal of a ruling that his accounting firm must turn over financial records to Congress. It is almost certain that Trump will appeal to the Supreme Court.
Chip Somodevilla/GettyROME—Joseph Mifsud, the erstwhile professor from Malta whose promise to help then-candidate Donald Trump’s campaign aide George Papadopoulos get his hands on Russian “dirt” about Hillary Clinton has reportedly resurfaced. On Wednesday, the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera posted
Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has told allies he will join the 2020 presidential race, according to two people familiar with his plans. Patrick’s move injects a new layer of uncertainty into the contest less than three months before the first votes. A popular two-term Democratic governor
WASHINGTON -- In weeks of closed-door testimony, U.S. officials who worked in Ukraine kept circling back to the work of one journalist, John Solomon, whose articles they said appeared to have considerable currency with President Donald Trump's inner circle.They had never known Solomon to be an authority
Acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor told the House impeachment inquiry Wednesday that President Trump was more interested in procuring a Ukrainian investigation of former Vice President Joe Biden than he was in the country itself.
Prosecutors delivered closing arguments in the trial of U.S. President Donald Trump's adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, saying the Republican operative lied to Congress about his efforts to keep abreast of when WikiLeaks might dump damaging emails on Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election campaign
DES MOINES -- Even the Democrats trying to win the Iowa caucuses won't defend them.Since the 1970s, Iowa has hosted the country's first nominating contests, with a singular ability to make or break White House hopes. Yet with less than three months to go, the state's preeminent position -
Scott Kowalchyk/CBSWhen MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace reminded Stephen Colbert that she used to work in Republican politics, the Late Show host replied, “I used to make fun of your boss a lot.” Since serving as President George W. Bush’s White House communications director, Wallace has seen her party betray
TBSWhen her show aired at 10:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday night, Samantha Bee became the first late-night host to tackle day one of the Trump impeachment hearings. And she was pumped.“One person who isn’t excited is Donald Trump,” the Full Frontal host said, noting that the president “totally did not watch
With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account
Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,465.22 per ounce at 0544 GMT, while U.S. gold futures also rose 0.2% at $1,465.90 per ounce. Asian stocks fell after China's industrial output grew significantly slower than expected in October, as weakness in global and domestic demand and the drawn-out Sino-U.S. trade
Democratic lawmakers tried their hand at reality television with mixed results on Wednesday as they presented arguments to the American public for the impeachment of a former star of the genre, Donald Trump. Unlike the best reality TV shows - not to mention the Trump presidency itself - fireworks and
Military aid promised by the U.S. to Ukraine — and the strange circumstances under which it was held up and eventually released — is at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. For Republicans, the key fact is that Ukraine received the money, regardless of any request from Trump
Federal prosecutors on Wednesday unveiled a new fraud charge against lawyer Michael Avenatti, accusing him of lying to a client as part of his alleged effort to extort Nike Inc. The prosecutors also dropped two counts of conspiracy against Avenatti from the case, which was first made public in March
Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. The House intelligence committee, which is
The top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine linked US President Donald Trump on Wednesday more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine for investigations of Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son that would benefit him politically.
Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. “Boring,” as the president’s son Eric tweeted, served both parties during only the fourth presidential impeachment proceedings in the nation’s history, on the cusp
A U.S. appeals court said on Wednesday it would not revisit an October decision backing a U.S. House of Representatives subpoena issued to President Donald Trump's accounting firm for his financial records. The 8-3 vote by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, declining the Republican
The first letters of 23 of the Arizona Republican’s tweets spell out “EPSTEIN DIDNT KILL HIMSELF” — a reference that many observers aren’t willing to dismiss as a coincidence. The morbid acrostic, coincidental or not, reflects a repeated conspiracy theory-turned-meme over the death of the financier
On Day One of extraordinary public impeachment hearings, the top American diplomat in Ukraine revealed new evidence that President Donald Trump was overheard asking about political “investigations” that he later demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The revelation came as House Democrats
Turkey’s invasion of northern Syria last month was said to have potentially included war crimes while killing scores of U.S.-allied Kurds. It provoked bipartisan outrage from some of President Donald Trump’s greatest allies in Congress, and it had the U.S. on the verge of leveling punishing sanctions
Cattle rancher Jeffery Gatzke in South Dakota was listening in as he worked on his tractor in his workshop. The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show, he thinks, but one he wanted to tune into. Randy Johnson, a 63-year-old semi-retired Tennessee man and Trump
The impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump moved into the public eye as House Democrats heard from two witnesses, William Taylor and George Kent.
“Sessions is going to become one of the president’s favorite targets and distractions in this cycle.”
“His entry in the race will test Alabamans long-time support of Sessions with their real-time adoration of Trump.”
“It's hard to see how Sessions could overcome Trump’s criticism with a Republican electorate as pro-Trump as the one in Alabama.”
“The former senator is not accustomed to competitive elections, and this could be the toughest race he’s ever run.”
“Sessions has plenty going for him in the race and will rely on his name recognition and conservative bona fides.”