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Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump’s actions impeachable

Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump’s actions impeachable

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The historic third presidential impeachment trial resumes on Tuesday, placing senators in the unusual position of serving as both judge and jury as they close in on rendering a verdict in the case of President Donald Trump.Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., disagreed whether the president’s conduct, forming the basis…

As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case

As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor emeritus who recently joined President Donald Trump’s defense team, made the constitutional case against impeachment in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.It’s an argument that he said was successfully argued in President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.”When you read the text of the Constitution, treason, bribery…

House impeachment managers file case brief against Trump ahead of Senate trial

House impeachment managers file case brief against Trump ahead of Senate trial

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats filed a brief on Saturday outlining their formal case against President Donald Trump, as the Senate impeachment trial is set to continue next week.The brief — written by the seven House managers — asserts that Trump’s scheme to withhold $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine in order to…

National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump

National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump

National Archives/Twitter(WASHINGTON) —  The National Archives put out an apology on Saturday after admitting to digitally altering a photo with references they deemed inappropriate, including signs critical of President Donald Trump.”We made a mistake,” the National Archives, a facility of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), said in a statement on Saturday, adding “we…

Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was in contact with at least two major Trump campaign donors– one with an official role in the Republican National Committee– during his efforts to pressure Ukraine into opening politically motivated investigations, documents released by the House Intelligence committee this week revealed.Parnas’ interactions with the two…

Trump impeachment trial complicates 2020 Democrats’ time on campaign trail

Trump impeachment trial complicates 2020 Democrats’ time on campaign trail

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial has scrambled the Democratic primary, forcing senators in the race to overhaul their schedules in the final stretch before the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary.At a time when presidential candidates traditionally camp out in early voting states, the four senators will spend their afternoons…

Bloomberg gets 45-day extension on financial disclosures from FEC

Bloomberg gets 45-day extension on financial disclosures from FEC

Scott Heins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Federal Election Commission on Friday granted Mike Bloomberg’s campaign an additional 45 days to file his mandatory personal financial disclosure form.That extended deadline, March 20, means the multibillionaire former mayor of New York City won’t have to disclose additional details on his considerable private fortune until more than two…

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Trump administration announces proposals to loosen guidelines for school meals

Melissa Kopka/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration announced a set of proposals on Friday that will loosen school and summer meal guidelines, further weakening one of former first lady Michelle Obama’s signature policy efforts.Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue defended the new proposals in a statement Friday saying they will “empower schools to give their very best to…

Pompeo denies knowledge of any surveillance on Yovanovitch but says US will investigate

Pompeo denies knowledge of any surveillance on Yovanovitch but says US will investigate

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday denied having knowledge of any surveillance conducted on former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch — whose ouster is now at the center of the impeachment process — but he said the State Department will investigate whether any occurred.“We will do everything we need…

Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump’s actions impeachable

Ahead of trial, Sens. Booker, Shelby disagree whether Trump’s actions impeachable

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The historic third presidential impeachment trial resumes on Tuesday, placing senators in the unusual position of serving as both judge and jury as they close in on rendering a verdict in the case of President Donald Trump.Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., disagreed whether the president’s conduct, forming the basis…

As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case

As Democrats push for witnesses in Senate trial, Alan Dershowitz slams impeachment case

ABC News(NEW YORK) —  Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard professor emeritus who recently joined President Donald Trump’s defense team, made the constitutional case against impeachment in an interview on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday.It’s an argument that he said was successfully argued in President Andrew Johnson’s impeachment trial.”When you read the text of the Constitution, treason, bribery…

House impeachment managers file case brief against Trump ahead of Senate trial

House impeachment managers file case brief against Trump ahead of Senate trial

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Democrats filed a brief on Saturday outlining their formal case against President Donald Trump, as the Senate impeachment trial is set to continue next week.The brief — written by the seven House managers — asserts that Trump’s scheme to withhold $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine in order to…

National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump

National Archives apologizes for altering image critical of Trump

National Archives/Twitter(WASHINGTON) —  The National Archives put out an apology on Saturday after admitting to digitally altering a photo with references they deemed inappropriate, including signs critical of President Donald Trump.”We made a mistake,” the National Archives, a facility of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), said in a statement on Saturday, adding “we…

Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

Giuliani associate Parnas texted with Trump campaign donors, including about Ukraine efforts

Stephanie Keith/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas was in contact with at least two major Trump campaign donors– one with an official role in the Republican National Committee– during his efforts to pressure Ukraine into opening politically motivated investigations, documents released by the House Intelligence committee this week revealed.Parnas’ interactions with the two…