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Roger Stone gets 40 months in prison amid Trump meddling row

Feb 21, 2020 - 8:35 AM

The self-avowed 'dirty trickster' is convicted of lying in testimony to Congress about acting as an intermediary between the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks

LIGHT SENTENCE. In this file photo Roger Stone, former adviser to US President Donald Trump, enters the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Court House on November 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. Andrew Caballero-Rwetynolds/AFP

U.S. prosecutors ask for 7-9 years in jail for Trump confidant Stone

Feb 11, 2020 - 10:19 AM

Stone is guilty on charges related to his efforts to spare the president embarrassment over the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election

JAIL TIME. Political Strategist Roger Stone stands outside the hearing room prior to testimony by Google CEO Sundar Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, December 11, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

U.S. presidency gains more power with Donald Trump's acquittal

Feb 09, 2020 - 12:06 PM

One of Donald Trump's impeachment lawyers claims he is free to do whatever he wants — even cheat in elections — if he believes it is in the national interest

STRONGER. US President Donald Trump speaks during a 'Keep America Great' campaign rally at Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio, on January 9, 2020. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

Feb 08, 2020 - 10:17 AM

(UPDATED) The firings come two days after the Senate acquitted Trump of charges he abused his office, and one day after he gave a victory speech branding his opponents as 'evil'

TERMINATED. File photo of Alexander Vindman who was fired as director for European Affairs at the National Security Council. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

4 takeaways from Trump impeachment trial

Feb 07, 2020 - 9:35 AM

Actress Alyssa Milano, who watched part of the trial from the public gallery, praises lead Democratic prosecutor Adam Schiff's performance

FACE OFF. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)(L) talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump takes impeachment victory lap after 'terrible ordeal'

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:35 PM

In his first public comments since being acquitted by the Senate, President Donald Trump says he has been 'put through a terrible ordeal by some very dishonest and corrupt people'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast on February 6, 2020 in Washington,DC. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

In a divided America, impeachment may become less rare

Feb 06, 2020 - 10:17 AM

However, political scientist Mark Rozell says a lower bar for impeachment may be no bad thing

SCRAPS. A torn sign lies on the ground after a "Keep America Great" campaign rally for President Donald Trump at BancorpSouth Arena on November 1, 2019 in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo by Brandon Dill/Getty Images/AFP

Venezuela's Guaido meets Trump but overshadowed by impeachment

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:48 AM

Guaido enjoyed wide applause when Trump introduced him before Congress

ALLIES. U.S. President Donald Trump walks with Juan Guaido, Interim President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, after his arrival at the White House, on February 5, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Post-impeachment, how far will unleashed Trump go?

Feb 06, 2020 - 9:07 AM

Could the unpredictable president now decide he's above the law?

ACQUITTED. President Donald Trump waves after delivering his State of the Union address in the chamber of the US House of Representatives at the US Capitol Building on February 4, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Olivier DoulieryAFP

Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Feb 06, 2020 - 7:19 AM

Fifty-two Republicans vote to acquit Trump of abuse of power while all 47 Democrats vote to convict and remove him from office

ACQUITTED. US President Donald Trump gives a statement about the recent mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton before boarding to Washington at Morristown Airport on August 04, 2019. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump to deliver victorious State of Union speech

Feb 05, 2020 - 8:28 AM

With the Republican Senate majority ready to toss out the impeachment charges in less than 24 hours, Trump is buoyant

SPEECH. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Economic Club of New York on November 12, 2019 in New York City. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Will February be calmer? This week's outlook

Feb 04, 2020 - 3:45 PM

And so it is that all our hopes for a calmer February may have been dashed. What happened last month anyway that could impact the coming weeks?

With acquittal expected, Democrat calls for Trump censure

Feb 04, 2020 - 7:53 AM

Censure allows senators to 'unite across party lines, and as an equal branch of this government' in denouncing Trump's 'unacceptable behavior,' Manchin argues

THE DON. US President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on October 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Republicans slam Trump but back him for Senate acquittal

Feb 03, 2020 - 9:09 AM

Key Republican senators say Trump's behavior was troubling but did not warrant removal

CHIEF. US President Donald Trump speaks during a joint press conference with Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (not shown) in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 2, 2019. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump set for midweek acquittal after witnesses blocked

Feb 01, 2020 - 9:15 AM

Republican senators say a vote for Donald Trump's acquittal is expected on Wednesday afternoon, February 5

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump waves as he and First Lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One before departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on January 31, 2020. (Photo by Andrew Caballero Reynolds/AFP

Senate poised to acquit Trump as witness motion appears doomed

Jan 31, 2020 - 2:32 PM

If the witness motion is rejected, Mitch McConnell could call for a vote to acquit the president as soon as Friday

CHIEF. US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at the Hispanic Heritage Month Reception at the White House in Washington, DC, September 27, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Democrats warn of 'lawless' president in Trump impeachment arguments

Jan 31, 2020 - 1:30 PM

'What we have seen in the last couple of days is a descent into constitutional madness,' Adam Schiff tells the Senate trial

THE DON. US president Donald Trump is flanked by her daughter White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump as he arrives at the Congress center during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, on January 22, 2020. Photo by Fabrice Coffrini/AFP

Trump attacks Bolton as Senate impeachment trial enters new phase

Jan 30, 2020 - 8:05 AM

The White House is making an effort to block publication of an explosive book by Bolton, who is the former national security advisor

BOLTON. US President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking during the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela in Lima on August 6, 2019. Photo by HO/Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/AFP

Ken Starr defends Trump amid Bolton's explosive revelations

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:59 AM

'Like war, impeachment is hell,' Starr tells the 100 senators who will decide Trump's fate. 'At least presidential impeachment is hell.'

DEFENSE. Kenneth Starr, counsel to the President, speaking in the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol during the impeachment trial, on January 27, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by HO/US Senate TV/AFP

Trump defense lawyers attack Bidens at impeachment trial

Jan 28, 2020 - 8:35 AM

Hunter Biden had been paid 'millions' of dollars to serve on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father was Barack Obama's vice president, claims one Trump lawyer

JOE BIDEN. In this file photo taken on March 16, 2019, former US vice president Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner in Dover, Delaware. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to probe

Jan 27, 2020 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) John Bolton says US President Donald Trump wanted to tie Ukraine aid to a probe against his political rivals. Trump says Bolton's statements were made 'only to sell a book.'

BOLTON. Former national security advisor John Bolton speaks to the Federalist Society in Washington DC on September 10, 2018, when he was still in office. Photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

White House lawyers say voters should decide Trump's fate

Jan 26, 2020 - 1:34 PM

Pat Cipollone argues that Democrats are asking the Senate to 'tear up all of the ballots' from the 2016 presidential election and attempting to prevent Donald Trump from running for reelection in November

TRUMP LAWYERS. White House counsel Pat Cipollone (R) and US President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Jay Sekulow (L) arrive at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 22, 2020. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump impeachment prosecutor: Philippine EJK victims, kin look to U.S. for rule of law

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:02 PM

'They’re not going turn to Russia. They’re not going turn to China…. They look to us because we are still the indispensable nation. They look to us because we have a rule of law,' says US Congressman Adam Schiff

RULE OF LAW. US Congressman Adam Schiff says the Philippines looks to the United States for rule of law. Screenshot from Adam Schiff's Twitter

Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump

Jan 25, 2020 - 12:27 PM

Democrats continue to hope for subpoenas on 4 potential witnesses, while Trump's victory is virtually assured in a Republican-led US Senate

IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press outside the grand ballroom as he arrives for a New Year's celebration at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, on December 31, 2019. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump sought to cheat to win re-election, Democrats charge at trial

Jan 23, 2020 - 8:17 AM

'If this conduct is not impeachable, then nothing is,' says head of prosecution Adam Schiff

UNDER FIRE. US President Donald Trump pauses while speaking at the Economic Club of New York at the New York Hilton Midtown November 12, 2019, in New York, New York. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump trial opens with clash over witnesses

Jan 22, 2020 - 4:58 AM

Flexing his solid 53-47 majority, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell makes clear he would summarily block any Democratic attempts to change his rules

TRIAL OPENS. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) (C) heads toward the Senate Chamber before the start of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial at the U.S. Capitol January 21, 2020, in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

Jan 21, 2020 - 7:14 PM

The 100 members of the Senate will decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in the two articles of impeachment approved last month by the House of Representatives

DONALD IN DAVOS. US President Donald Trump arrives in Davos, Switzerland, on January 21, 2020, for the World Economic Forum. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Trump brief assails impeachment, demands immediate acquittal

Jan 21, 2020 - 2:49 AM

(UPDATED) One source working with the president's legal team says impeachment process was 'illegitimate from the start,' adding, 'The president did nothing wrong'

IMPEACHMENT HEARING. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump holds a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, June 12, 2019. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump lawyers present defense for 'dangerous' impeachment

Jan 19, 2020 - 11:51 AM

'This is a brazen and unlawful attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election and interfere with the 2020 election,' say the lawyers of embattled United States President Donald Trump

IMPEACHMENT. US President Donald Trump's lawyers present their initial defense against his impeachment. File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

During impeachment trial, Trump will be chilling in Swiss resort

Jan 17, 2020 - 10:34 AM

President Donald Trump will be chilling in Davos, where the world's movers and shakers gather each year for informal discussions on weighty issues. Detractors call it a talking shop for out-of-touch billionaires and celebrities.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion on business and red tape reduction in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC on December 6, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

Historic Trump impeachment trial begins in U.S. Senate

Jan 17, 2020 - 2:33 AM

The formal proceedings carry deep historical significance, as it marks only the 3rd time an impeachment trial has been held for a US president

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 11, 2019 US President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. - President Donald Trump leaves Washington for a rally with supporters and a Thanksgiving break at his Florida home on November 26, 2019 but impeachment storm clouds threaten to spoil the party. Before boarding Air Force One, the president will act out the quirky annual ritual of pardoning two enormous turkeys, sparing them from the national day of feasting on Thursday. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP)

Ukraine launches probe into alleged surveillance of former U.S. envoy

Jan 17, 2020 - 12:15 AM

The Ukrainian interior ministry says it could not ignore 'illegal activities' on its territory

Former US Ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as part of the impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill on November 15, 2019 in Washington DC. - Public impeachment hearings resume Friday with the testimony of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, who says she was ousted because the Trump administration believed she would not go along with plans to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrat Joe Biden, a potential Trump White House rival in 2020. (Photo by Saul LOEB / AFP)

U.S. House delivers Trump impeachment articles to Senate

Jan 16, 2020 - 2:44 AM

(2nd UPDATE) 'So sad, so tragic for our country, that the actions taken by the president...has taken us to this place,' House Speaker Pelosi says

IMPEACHMENT. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump participates in an event at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Democrats name prosecutors for Trump impeachment trial

Jan 16, 2020 - 1:12 AM

Adam Schiff, the Democratic lawmaker who led the House impeachment investigation into Donald Trump, will lead the prosecution team

PROSECUTION LEAD. In this file photo, U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol on October 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump trial looms as House to send charges to Senate on January 15

Jan 15, 2020 - 2:34 AM

'We will transmit those articles & name impeachment managers. The Senate must choose between the Constitution & a cover-up,' House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says

NANCY PELOSI. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi looks over notes as she arrives to a House Democratic Caucus meeting at the U.S. Capitol on January 14, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump trial possibly days away as Democrats meet

Jan 14, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Once the House forwards the charges, the Senate has to begin trial proceedings within one day

IMPEACHED. US President Donald Trump speaks to the press at the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC in October 2019 (Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP)

Pelosi sees 'enough testimony' against Trump to remove him from office

Jan 13, 2020 - 8:14 AM

The Senate trial is expected to be held quickly, with Republicans holding enough votes to easily dismiss the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress

PELOSI VS TRUMP. This combination of pictures created on May 22, 2019 shows US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi talks about healthcare legislation on Capitol Hill March 26, 2019, in Washington, DC and US President Donald Trump announces a new immigration proposal, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on May 16, 2019. (Photos by Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

In surprise announcement, ex-Trump aide Bolton ready to testify in impeachment trial

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:05 AM

Democrats believe Bolton has direct knowledge supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress by the president

Handout photo released by the Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs of US President Donald Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, speaking during the International Conference for Democracy in Venezuela in Lima on August 6, 2019. Washington warned third parties on Tuesday to avoid doing business with the Venezuelan regime of Nicolas Maduro, as delegates from some 60 countries met in Lima to discuss ways of ending the crisis in South American nation. HO / Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / AFP

Trump faces firestorm after identifying alleged whistleblower

Dec 30, 2019 - 1:45 PM

'If the president would tweet a little bit less, it wouldn't cause brain damage. But the president does not have to take my advice, nor do I expect him to,' says Republican Senator John Kennedy, a key Trump ally

TWITTER MESS. US President Donald Trump retweets a tweet that bears the name of the alleged whistleblower who is a CIA staffer. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. moved to freeze Ukraine aid 90 minutes after Trump phone call

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer meanwhile called the emails 'explosive'

TRUMP IMPEACHMENT. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets during the markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Trump hits out at evangelical magazine that called for his ouster

Dec 21, 2019 - 9:03 AM

The son of the magazine's late founder blasts the opinion piece and supports Trump

EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE. US President Donald Trump calls as "far left" a leading evangelical Christian publication after the magazine published an opinion peace calling his Ukraine acts "profoundly immoral." File photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP

Putin says Trump impeachment based on 'made-up grounds'

Dec 19, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Putin describes the events in the US legislature as 'simply the continuation of a internal political fight' between Democrats and Republicans

'MADE-UP.' Russian President Vladimir Putin calls the grounds for impeaching US President Donald Trump "made-up."

House votes on impeaching Trump for abuse of office

Dec 19, 2019 - 12:28 AM

The Democratic majority in the House, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve two articles of impeachment

HOUSE VOTES. In this file photo taken on November 01, 2019 The sun shines over the US Capitol Building on an autumn afternoon in Washington DC. File photo by Eric Baradat/AFP

Trump popularity edges up during impeachment

Dec 17, 2019 - 7:36 AM

Although the Quinnipiac University survey says the US president has a high of 43% for his job approval, that's still far below nearly all previous presidents in modern times at the same point in their administration

US President Donald Trump smiles during a joint press conference with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota / POOL / AFP)

Washington pulled apart by partisan divide over 'facts'

Dec 14, 2019 - 9:12 PM

The acrimonious impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump put the spotlight on the stark partisan split in the US capital over where the truth lies

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT. The recorded votes of the House Judiciary Committee's two articles of impeachment against U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill December 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

House panel approves Trump charges, sets up impeachment vote

Dec 13, 2019 - 11:22 PM

Democrats and Republicans in the House Judiciary Committee vote along strict party lines, 23 to 17

IMPEACHMENT DEBATE. Chairman and Democratic Representative Jerry Nadlertakes part in the House Judiciary Committee's vote on House Resolution 755, Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on December 13, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump impeachment debate opens with fiery partisan battle

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Lawmakers in the televised hearing appear focused on speaking to voters, whose sentiment will be crucial if, as expected, US President Donald Trump goes on trial in the US Senate in January

DEBATE. The U.S. House Judiciary Committee meets during the markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill on December 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images/AFP

Obstruction, abuse of power charges unveiled in Trump impeachment

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The charges, if approved by the House of Representatives in a vote expected next week, would make Trump only the third US president to be impeached and placed on trial in the Senate

IMPEACHMENT CHARGES. House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, (C) (D-NY), flanked by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (L), House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (R) (D-CA), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (2nd R) (D-NY), House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (2nd L) (D-CA), and House Committee on Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (3rd R) (D-NY), announces articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, December 10, 2019. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

2 impeachment articles expected against Trump – reports

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:22 PM

US media reports say the two articles of impeachment will focus on abuse of power and obstruction of Congress,a ccording to 3 officials familiar with the matter

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on empowering families with education choice at the White House on December 9, 2019 in Washington,DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Trump impeachment drive enters crucial week in divided Congress

Dec 09, 2019 - 2:27 PM

Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler will convene his committee at 9:00 am Monday (1400 GMT; 10 pm, Manila time), to hear evidence from both Democratic and Republican lawyers from the intelligence and judiciary committees

DONALD TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on May 4, 2017. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP