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Trump, Democrats jockey for position as U.S. impeachment fight deepens

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The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives was set on Wednesday to push forward with its impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump over his dealings with Ukraine, a day after the White House declared its refusal to cooperate with the probe.
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Trump's budget office confirms it will not comply with impeachment probe subpoena

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The White House budget office will not comply with a congressional subpoena for documents relating to Ukraine issued as part of the impeachment probe launched by Democratic lawmakers, the head of the office said on Wednesday.
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Trump gears up for fight, vowing to stonewall impeachment probe and attacking the whistleblowers

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President Donald Trump's counter-attack against House Democrats is taking shape as the White House moved to consolidate Republican support on Capitol Hill and vowed to block any cooperation with the spreading impeachment inquiry.
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The White House's scathing and legally questionable impeachment letter, annotated

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The letter reads less like a legal one, and more like a scorched-earth political document.
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Justice Department claims a key Watergate ruling to release secret grand jury evidence isn't relevant anymore as they seek to shield Trump impeachment

Justice Department claims a key Watergate ruling to release secret grand jury evidence isn't relevant anymore as they seek to shield Trump impeachment

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Justice Department lawyers on Tuesday argued that House Democrats should not be able to obtain grand jury material redacted from the Mueller report as part of their impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, according to CNN , NBC News , and The Washington Post .
They argued that a landmark 1974 ruling that ordered the release of grand jury material, which paved the way to President Richard Nixon's impeachment, was wrong.
Their legal argument reportedly stunned Washington, DC judge Beryl Howell, who said as the lawyers submitted their argument: "Wow, OK... the department is taking...
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Most Americans Favor an Impeachment Inquiry-But Are Wary of Removing Trump, Polls Find

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A majority of Americans support the House Democratic impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, a sharp pivot in opinion from the first two and a half years of his presidency, but are also wary about removing him from office, according to three recent polls.
The surveys were published Tuesday by the Washington Post-Schar, Quinnipiac and NBC/Wall Street Journal. Over Trump's time in office, survey after survey had showed the American public opposed to impeachment proceedings, even as he remained deeply unpopular.
The impeachment inquiry is an investigation that might lead to a vote by the House...
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Whistleblower might testify with identity shrouded as Trump and Giuliani openly vow to discredit him

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The whistleblower whose bombshell revelations rocked the White House may testify to congressional impeachment committees under “extreme measures” to protect his identity from Republicans intent on discrediting him, according to published reports. The unidentified intelligence operative might appear...
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Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Read Full White House Letter to Pelosi and House Democrats

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In a letter addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi , Eliot Engel , Rep. Adam Schiff , and Rep. Elijah Cummings , the White House responded to the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The White House letter, signed by the president's counsel, Pat A. Cipollone, accuses Pelosi and fellow House Democratic leaders of violating the constitution.
“For example, you have denied the President the right to cross-examine witnesses, to call witnesses, to receive transcripts of testimony, to have access to evidence, to have counsel present, and many other basic rights...
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Impeachment on the Ballot in Ky. Governor's Race

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The rules are simple: The House levels the charges, the Senate turns into a courtroom, and the chief justice of the Supreme Court presides over the trial. There is no role, per the Constitution, for...
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Huge Political Battle Escalates Over House Impeachment Inquiry

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The White House has intensified its fight against House Democrats' impeachment inquiry - saying the administration will not provide any documents or testimony.
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Constitution Is Clear In Impeachment Process, Brettschneider Says

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to constitutional expert Corey Brettschneider about a letter from the White House to Congress, stating the administration will not participate in the impeachment inquiry.
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White House and Democrats fight over rules for impeachment

White House and Democrats fight over rules for impeachment

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The U.S. Constitution gives House of Representatives 'the sole power of impeachment,' leaving Democrats and White House to fight over what that means
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