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Forget About Backlash-Impeachment Is Devastating for Trump

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Julian Zelizer writes that after the first week of impeachment hearings, one thing seems certain: Democrats won't be facing the predicted political backlash over impeachment. Meanwhile, Republicans won't have an easy time employing the standard partisan witch hunt argument.
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White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

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WASHINGTON - Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an Army officer at the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, his counterpart at Vice President Mike Pence's office, say they had concerns as Trump spoke on July 25 with the newly elected Ukraine president about political investigations into Joe Biden.
After they appear Tuesday morning, the House...
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Overheard Trump Call Is Vital To Impeachment Probe, Rep. Himes Says

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NPR's David Green talks to Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut about how Democrats will approach the second week of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe weighs in.
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Impeachment hearings to focus on Trump's Ukraine call, White House damage control

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Tuesday's congressional testimony will feature three witnesses who listened in on Trump's July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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Ambassador Sondland said Trump doesn't 'give a s--' about Ukraine except when it benefits him personally, official testifies

Ambassador Sondland said Trump doesn't 'give a s--' about Ukraine except when it benefits him personally, official testifies

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Transcripts of the House impeachment deposition of State Department official David Holmes, a staffer at the US embassy in Kyiv, were released Monday night.
In the testimony, Holmes claimed that in a Kyiv restaurant he was told by the US' ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, that President Donald Trump "doesn't give a shit" about Ukraine.
Holmes said that Sondland then told him that "the President only cares about, quote, unquote, 'big stuff.'"
The "big stuff," Sondland said, includes anything that can personally benefit Trump, including an investigation into Democratic presidential...
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How to watch week 2 of the impeachment hearings: Schedule, witnesses and more

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Witnesses include National Security Council staffer Alex Vindman and former Ukraine special envoy Kurt Volker.
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Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony

Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony

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Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Jennifer Williams have two things in common: They both listened to President Donald Trump's July 25 phone call with the Ukrainian president. And they both testified under oath that it was far from “perfect.” On Tuesday, the two White House national security aides will sit side by side as House Democrats kick off the second week of public impeachment hearings. Lawmakers plan to press them about why they felt Trump's efforts to push his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate his political foes were inappropriate - and how they believed the campaign jeopardized...
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Poll: Support for impeachment inquiry ticks down

Poll: Support for impeachment inquiry ticks down

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Lawmakers in the House on Tuesday will kick off a crucial, marathon week of testimony in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. But as investigators look to continue making their case for impeachment to the public, support for the inquiry has ticked down over the past week, according to a new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll. The survey, which has tracked support and opposition for the inquiry each week, support for the investigation inched down 2 points - to 48 percent from 50 percent - while opposition to the inquiry ticked up 3 points - to 45 percent from 42 percent. POLITICO...
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Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses

Impeachment Hearings Resume With White House, State Department Witnesses

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House Democrats are set to kick off week two of their impeachment hearings on Tuesday with witnesses who listened firsthand when President Trump spoke on July 25 with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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