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Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

Catch up on the latest from explosive testimony of top American diplomat to Ukraine

US top Ukraine diplomat Bill Taylor testified Tuesday that he was told US politics could hold up aid, contradicting US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland. CNN obtained his opening statement. Here are the key points from Taylor’s bombshell testimony, along with other things that happened Tuesday and what’s on the docket for Wednesday:…MORE

Dramatic deposition rocks Trump’s impeachment defense

Dramatic deposition rocks Trump’s impeachment defense

Democrats may have just unearthed their smoking gun and the quid pro quo in one fell swoop after the most consequential and dramatic turn yet in their impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump. On yet another mind-bending day in a presidency that is carving one of the most turbulent passages in US political history, Trump’s…MORE

5 explosive lines from Bill Taylor’s statement

5 explosive lines from Bill Taylor’s statement

The top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testified behind closed doors Tuesday as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats. In his opening statement, Taylor gave an account of his concern, beginning in August of this year, that the US relationship with Ukraine “was being fundamentally undermined by an irregular, informal…MORE

READ: Top US diplomat to Ukraine’s opening statement for impeachment inquiry

READ: Top US diplomat to Ukraine’s opening statement for impeachment inquiry

Top US diplomat in Ukraine Bill Taylor told lawmakers Tuesday that US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told him that President Donald Trump had said he wanted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to publicly state he would investigate Bursima and the 2016 election in order to provide the Ukrainians with a meeting and security…MORE

Joe Biden said in 1998 that Clinton impeachment could be seen as ‘partisan lynching’

Joe Biden said in 1998 that Clinton impeachment could be seen as ‘partisan lynching’

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday denounced President Donald Trump’s comparison of the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a “lynching,” but in a 1998 interview, the then-senator from Delaware also invoked the term in reference to impeachment. “Impeachment is not ‘lynching,’ it is part of our Constitution,” the former vice president said in a tweet…MORE

Witch hunts and lynching: How Trump appropriates victimhood

Witch hunts and lynching: How Trump appropriates victimhood

Shall we skip right to the obvious? Virtually the only moments when President Donald Trump refers to the pain and persecution of a marginalized group are when he’s talking about his own perceived suffering. Consider, for instance, Trump’s penchant for using the term “witch hunt,” which he has tossed around hundreds of times since assuming…MORE

Hillary Clinton isn’t walking through that door, Democrats

Hillary Clinton isn’t walking through that door, Democrats

In the spring of 2000 amid a disastrously bad season, Boston Celtics coach Rick Pitino chided fans of the team for pining for a glorious past that wasn’t returning. “Larry Bird is not walking through that door, fans,” Pitino said of the legendary Celt in that now-infamous rant. Pitino’s words were echoing in my head…MORE

Trump’s special envoy on Syria wasn’t consulted on Syria decision

Trump’s special envoy on Syria wasn’t consulted on Syria decision

US special envoy for Syria and the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Jim Jeffrey said Tuesday that he was not consulted or advised in advance on President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops from northeastern Syria. “I was not personally consulted,” Jeffrey said in response to a question from Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of…MORE

Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine policy set to appear before impeachment inquiry

Pentagon official overseeing Ukraine policy set to appear before impeachment inquiry

A top Pentagon career official overseeing Ukraine policy is due to testify before the House impeachment inquiry on Wednesday, an appearance that takes place amid intense scrutiny over whether the White House sought to freeze military aid to Ukraine as part of an effort to pressure Kiev to investigate President Donald Trump’s political rivals. Laura…MORE

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