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Today โ€” January 20th 2020msnbc.com: Politics

What to expect as Trumpโ€™s impeachment trial gets underway

There is still uncertainty if new witnesses and evidence will be allowed during the impeachment process. Just some of the rules Senators will have to comply with: no cell phones, no standing and no talking.

  • January 20th 2020 at 00:40

White House's top Russia official put on leave pending investigation

By Josh Lederman and Andrea Mitchell and Hans Nichols

It's another jolt of uncertainty to an office in the White House that has experienced significant turnover during the past year.

  • January 19th 2020 at 21:40

Dershowitz: Trump shouldn't be removed from office even if he is guilty of House charges

By Allan Smith

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., called Dershowitz's legal analysis "simply ignorance."

  • January 19th 2020 at 20:14

Democratic senator says he's 'fine' with Hunter Biden testifying in impeachment trial

By Allan Smith

"We take the position that we want to hear from witnesses," said Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio. "I don't know what Hunter Biden has to do with the phone call the president made."

  • January 19th 2020 at 19:11

GOP senator on Trump's asking Ukraine, China for political help: 'Things happen'

By Allan Smith

"I didn't say it was OK," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said on ABC's "This Week," adding: "People do things. Things happen."

  • January 19th 2020 at 18:56

Schiff says intelligence community withholding documents on Ukraine

By Allan Smith

"They appear to be succumbing to pressure from the administration," Rep. Adam Schiff said on ABC's "This Week."

  • January 19th 2020 at 17:26

Evelyn Yang speaks at Women's March about her sexual assault

By Maura Barrett and Julia Jester and Alicia Victoria Lozano

“As terrifying as it was to share my story on a national stage, I had to believe that coming forward would help me reclaim my voice and help others reclaim theirs," she said.

  • January 19th 2020 at 16:43

Biden demands apology from Sanders over 'doctored' video on Social Security

By Marianna Sotomayor and Mike Memoli and Shaquille Brewster

Sanders' campaign has sought to cast him as an unflinching defender of the program, contrasting his position with the former vice president's.

  • January 19th 2020 at 16:37

Parties sustain massive changes under surface

By Dante Chinni

After a tumultuous decade, the percentage of voters who identify as Republican or Democrat has remained stable, but there are big changes inside the numbers.

  • January 19th 2020 at 15:02

Trump forced to take a back seat in his impeachment defense as Senate trial begins

By Shannon Pettypiece

The president — who has often said he views himself as his own best spokesman — will have no choice but to watch, along with the rest of the public.

  • January 19th 2020 at 14:58

Trump backer from Europe says supposed Yovanovitch surveillance was a joke

By Josh Lederman and Anna Schecter

An ardent European supporter of Trump's admitted to having sent supposed details about Yovanovitch's whereabouts that made their way to Lev Parnas, but said it was "ridiculous banter."

  • January 18th 2020 at 20:54

Will Trump and Bloomberg ads steal the Super Bowl thunder? Some marketers are concerned.

By Claire Atkinson

Marketers are voicing concerns about what happens if their ad appears just after a commercial for Trump or Bloomberg, one expert said.

  • January 18th 2020 at 19:04

Trump lawyer dismisses photos of the president with Lev Parnas, other evidence

By Katie Primm

Newly released documents include photos of Lev Parnas with President Trump and of him with Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Pam Bondi, a lawyer on the impeachment defense team.

  • January 18th 2020 at 17:07

'A Yang problem': How Yang could pull critical support from Sanders in New Hampshire

By Julia Jester and Micki Fahner

Yang once described himself as a "younger, fresher, more modern, more Asian version of Bernie."

  • January 18th 2020 at 12:00

What is The Base? FBI arrest of alleged white supremacists puts focus on extremist group

By Erik Ortiz

The decentralized neo-Nazi movement has chapters across the U.S. and the world, and experts say members' threats of violence should be taken seriously.

  • January 18th 2020 at 04:05

New evidence shows Nunes aide communicated with Parnas on Ukraine

By Josh Lederman and Phil Helsel and Alex Moe

The messages show that Derek Harvey, an aide to GOP Rep. Devin Nunes, was far more involved than previously known in an investigation.

  • January 18th 2020 at 03:55

Meet Trump's legal team for the impeachment trial

By Hallie Jackson and Hans Nichols and Sally Bronston

Trump's legal team has some high-profile members, including Alan Dershowitz and Kenneth Starr.

  • January 18th 2020 at 03:15

Former N.Y. Rep. Christopher Collins sentenced to federal prison for insider trading

By Tom Winter

He pleaded guilty to the charges of conspiracy to commit insider trading and lying to the FBI in October.

  • January 18th 2020 at 01:07

Trump may discredit an impeachment trial designed to acquit him

By Jonathan Allen

Analysis: The president is raising the stakes of his impeachment at exactly the moment Republicans want him to quietly walk away with a win.

  • January 17th 2020 at 23:18

'Faithless elector': Supreme Court will hear case that could change how presidents are chosen

By Pete Williams

A ruling could come in the spring — just as the 2020 presidential race is heating up.

  • January 17th 2020 at 22:39
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