The fourth week of the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry in Congress was the busiest so far, with five different depositions, a fractious meeting of Republicans and Democrats at the White House, and a shocking press conference by President Trump’s chief of staff.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told reporters that acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney was "very clear in cleaning up his statement" on whether President Trump floated a quid pro quo to Ukrainian leaders.
Amid what experts are calling a surge in voter suppression measures, Democrats are sending a clear signal they want to restore portions of the Voting Rights Act that were removed by the Supreme Court in 2013, as well as expand the law’s reach.
William McRaven, a former head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, says the president’s decision to abandon America’s Kurdish allies in Syria is a betrayal that is eroding the country’s reputation both at home and abroad.
Laura Cooper, who played a crucial role in trying to move U.S. aid to Ukraine forward, is set to testify next week in the impeachment inquiry being led by Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman.
The White House announcement that next year’s G-7 summit will be held at the Trump National Doral near Miami was immediately blasted by critics who say President Trump is personally profiting from the choice to hold it there.
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney confirmed that the president withheld military aid from Ukraine because he wanted the country to look for a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee.
President Trump hasn’t just crossed the 50 percent threshold on impeachment, peaking at 50.3 percent earlier this week. He’s gotten there faster than Richard Nixon — and, for that matter, Bill Clinton, who never got there at all.
“La paloma y la ley” (“The Dove and the Law”), follows two women, Marta and Liset, who left Cuba in May 2016 with no plan, just the name of a coyote — a human smuggler — scribbled on a piece of paper, and a dream to make it to the U.S. They hoped to arrive before the imminent end of “wet foot, dry foot,” a policy that fast-tracked Cubans to asylum and permanent residency.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi walked out of a meeting with Donald Trump about the crisis in Syria Wednesday after she said the president had had a "very serious meltdown" and insulted her in front of other congressional leaders.
Secrecy and strategic leaks in the impeachment inquiry have enraged Republicans, who charge that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff are circumventing the kind of public accounting that an impeachment should involve.