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Secretary of Energy nominee Dan Brouillette smiles during a Senate hearing on his nomination, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 14, 2019 - 11:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace Rick Perry as energy secretary is distancing himself from the Ukraine investigation dogging Perry. Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette told the Senate committee considering his nomination Thursday that he was “not involved in any of...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, center, arrives for a interview with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 14, 2019 - 10:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A second U.S. Embassy staffer in Kyiv overheard a cellphone call between President Donald Trump and his ambassador to the European Union discussing a need for Ukrainian officials to pursue “investigations,” The Associated Press has learned. The July 26 call between Trump and...
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This combination of photos shows CNN's Wolf Blitzer at the WarnerMedia Upfront at Madison Square Garden in New York on May 15, 2019, left, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway speaking to media outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington on July 25, 2019. Blitzer and Conway had a tense exchange Thursday when the anchor sought reaction to her husband's televised criticism of President Trump a day earlier. (AP Photo)
November 14, 2019 - 9:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN's Wolf Blitzer and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway had a tense exchange Thursday when the anchor sought reaction to her husband's televised criticism of President Donald Trump a day earlier. Blitzer prefaced his question by saying “I know there are issues” about her...
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Moldova Prime Minister designate Ion Chicu, attends a parliament session in Chisinau, Moldova, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Moldova's parliament has voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister, with 62 of 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ion Chicu's government, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed by Maia Sandu, a pro-Western, anti-corruption reformer. (AP Photo/Roveliu Buga)
November 14, 2019 - 8:23 am
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s parliament on Thursday voted to back a new, technocratic government led by a former finance minister. Sixty-two of the 101 deputies voted in favor of Prime Minister Ion Chicu’s government, two days after the collapse of the short-lived administration headed by...
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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, right, are sworn in to testify during the first public impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (Joshua Roberts/Pool via AP)
Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 3:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. What’s ahead on the...
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 14, 2019 - 3:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, during the first public impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
November 13, 2019 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 demanded from Ukraine in exchange for military aid. The revelation came as...
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Career Foreign Service officer George Kent, left, and top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor testify during an impeachment hearing of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Wednesday Nov. 13, 2019 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
November 13, 2019 - 5:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...
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Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, listens as the hearing with top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, and career Foreign Service officer George Kent at the House Intelligence Committee ends on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 13, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress behaved itself as Americans and the world tuned in for the first time to the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump. But the largely respectful conduct Wednesday wasn’t an effort to preserve the dignity of the House doing the gravest of its constitutional...
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Cindy Alvarez of Jackson, Miss., stretches on the workout mat at Fondren Fitness, while various television screens show different networks views of the Trump impeachment hearings as well as HGTV and ESPN programming, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
November 13, 2019 - 4:07 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — 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. Nadxely Sanchez, 18, watched on her...
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