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Rex Murphy: If successful, impeachment would tear the U.S. apart

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One of the more rare delights of our time has been the unfolding melodrama since Donald Trump, coming down an escalator in Trump Tower, officially wandered into the wild and brutal arena of American politics. Americans have seen some remarkable politicians - heroes, rogues, giants and mediocrities. From Washington on they have provided a gallery of characters as rich as any to be found in the pages of literature.
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Republicans And Democrats Spar During 3rd Day Of Public Impeachment Hearings

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Witnesses on the third day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry include Alexander Vindman, Tim Morrison and Jennifer Williams, first hand witnesses to President Trump's July 25 call.
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Trump and Republicans zero in on decorated Army officer Alexander Vindman wearing his military uniform to impeachment hearings

Trump and Republicans zero in on decorated Army officer Alexander Vindman wearing his military uniform to impeachment hearings

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President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have made a big fuss over Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman wearing his military uniform on Capitol Hill during the impeachment inquiry.
But Vindman is an active duty Army officer and is following regulations by wearing his uniform to impeachment hearings.
Trump and his GOP allies have zeroed in on the uniform to suggest Vindman is being performative, which he vehemently denies.
"The uniform I wear today is that of the United States Army," Vindman, an Iraq War combat veteran, said on Tuesday. "We do not serve any political party. We serve the...
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Vindman Calls Offer Of Ukraine Post 'Comical' After Republicans Question His Loyalty

Vindman Calls Offer Of Ukraine Post 'Comical' After Republicans Question His Loyalty

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“I'm an American,” the Army lieutenant colonel said in impeachment proceedings. “I came here when I was a toddler. I immediately dismissed these offers.”
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Vindman Repeats Allegations at Subdued Impeachment Hearing

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Howie Kurtz on the career military man and National Security Council official testifying in the impeachment hearings, Rep. Devin Nunes attacking the media during his questioning and how is the continuing media coverage of the hearing.
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Woman Chugging Coffee in the Audience Is an Accidental Star of the Impeachment Hearings

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The impeachment hearings taking place in the U.S. House of Representatives have featured testimony from Ambassador Marie “Masha” Yovanovitch as well as officials who directly listened in on his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. They also featured a young woman seemingly desperately chugging coffee in the audience. Sometimes you just really need some caffeine, you know?
An eagle-eyed viewer was watching the proceedings on CNN, but when their attention wandered to the audience, they spotted something funny-a woman chugging her coffee, realizing she's on camera...
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Jim Jordan Doubles Down On Attacking Purple Heart Recipient Vindman

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Instead of siding with the U.S., these Republicans, like Jim Jordan, are doubling down attacking Vindman in the basest way possible.
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Republicans tried to smear Alexander Vindman by implying the US military officer has dual loyalty to Ukraine

Republicans tried to smear Alexander Vindman by implying the US military officer has dual loyalty to Ukraine

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During Tuesday's impeachment hearings , Republican lawmakers suggested that Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, had dual loyalty to Ukraine.
Vindman, an Iraq War veteran who was awarded a purple heart, testified that he thought Trump's request for Ukraine to investigate his political opponents was "improper."
Steve Castor, the Republicans' counsel, during his questioning alluded to a baseless allegation that Vindman could have dual loyalty to Ukraine.
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Trump Jumps Into Impeachment Hearings Again Over ‘Never Trumper' Questions

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Democrat Jim Hines said one Trump attack looked “an awful lot like witness intimidation and tampering.”
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Army assessing impeachment witness Vindman's security: U.S. official

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The U.S. Army will take measures to protect Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman and his family if needed, perhaps by moving them to a military base, after the key witness in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump expressed concerns over his safety, a U.S. official told Reuters.
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GOP Attacks Alexander Vindman's U.S. Loyalty in Strategy to Discredit Him During Trump Impeachment Hearing

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"It's the kind of thing you say when you're defending the indefensible," Democrat James Himes said, referring to Republican attempts to smear Vindman's reputation.
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