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Democrats Weigh Including Obstruction and Mueller Report During First House Judiciary Impeachment Hearing

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When the White House declined to send lawyers to the first House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing on Wednesday, top White House lawyer Pat Cipollone dismissed the day as “an academic discussion with law professors.”
While that may have been technically true, with four constitutional legal scholars as witnesses debating the standards for impeachment, the Dec. 4 hearing provided a window into what could be a pivotal debate among Democrats on how the committee decides to tackle impeachment. The day's proceedings suggested the committee may be leaning towards making a broader case for...
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White House counsel plots with Senate GOP, as impeachment gets closer

White House counsel plots with Senate GOP, as impeachment gets closer

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White House Counsel Pat Cipollone met with Senate Republicans Wednesday for lunch to denigrate the House's impeachment proceedings and plot strategy for the likely Senate trial, the latest example of increasing coordination between the president and senators who will determine his fate. The lunch occurred while the House Judiciary Committee held its first impeachment hearing, during which three constitutional scholars said President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses for trying to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals. Trump refused to send his own lawyers to that...
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We now have a fuller understanding of how the effort to pressure Ukraine unfolded

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The release of the House impeachment report fills in the last few blanks.
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Random House to publish Trump impeachment report

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NEW YORK - A leading publisher will release a book edition next week of the House Intelligence Committee's findings on President Donald Trump.
Random House told The Associated Press on Wednesday that “The Impeachment Report: The House Intelligence Committee's Report On Its Investigation into Donald Trump and Ukraine” will come out Dec. 10 as an audio download, Dec. 13 as an e-book and Dec. 17 as a paperback.
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham is contributing a foreword to the 300-page report, which was made public this week and alleges that Trump pressured Ukraine to announce it...
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Giuliani, Nunes and '-1,': A Look At What The Impeachment Report Phone Records Mean

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House investigators cited a series of newly disclosed telephone records that have set off new scrutiny and questions about key players in the Ukraine affair.
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Nunes Sues CNN Over 'Demonstrably False' Ukraine Report

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Rep. Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has filed a $435 million defamation suit against CNN over a story that alleged Nunes met with a fired Ukrainian prosecutor in an effort to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
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The Riggs Report: Kamala's exit

The Riggs Report: Kamala's exit

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The only real surprise about Kamala Harris' sudden departure from the White House race is that it didn't happen sooner.
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White House Holds Fire Drill To Distract Reporters During Impeachment

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The White House held a planned fire drill that caused surprised reporters to evacuate in the middle of the Trump impeachment hearings.
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What ‘Old Guard' lacks in plot, it makes up in action

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Top U.S. General: Military Must Take 'Hard Look' At Bases Named For...

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