Anti-impeachment Democrat meets President Trump to switch parties

Politics 12/14/19, 19:42

Rep. Jeff Van Drew (D-N.J.) who has opposed House Democrats’ impeachment effort, discussed switching parties in a meeting with President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. An administration official on Saturday, Dec. 14,  confirmed with the Associated Press that  Van Drew met with the president in the ...

Mark Sanford drops GOP presidential primary challenge to President Trump

U.S. 11/12/19, 15:11

Mark Sanford suspended his challenge to President Donald Trump for the Republican presidential nomination on Tuesday, saying the focus on impeachment has made it difficult for his campaign to gain traction. "You've got to be a realist," Sanford said outside the New Hampshire statehouse. "What I did not anticipate is an ...

GOP Rep. Peter King retiring, giving Dems new 2020 target

U.S. 11/11/19, 14:24

Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican who has represented a Long Island congressional district for nearly 30 years, announced Monday he won't seek reelection, enhancing Democrats' chances to grab yet another suburban House seat as they defend their majority in 2020. In the latest indication that congressional Republicans are rallying behind ...

Ivanka Trump: Impeachment aimed at undoing 2016 vote

Politics 11/08/19, 06:31

Ivanka Trump on Friday, Nov. 8, echoed her father's view that the House impeachment investigation is an attempt to overturn the 2016 election. But she called the identity of the impeachment whistleblower "not particularly relevant." President Trump and some of his allies have been pressing the news media to publicize the ...

White House adding aides to deal with impeachment inquiry

Politics 11/06/19, 15:40

The White House is beefing up its communications staff as it grapples with the ongoing House impeachment investigation. Pam Bondi, the former attorney general of Florida, and Tony Sayegh, a former Treasury Department spokesman, are expected to join the White House communications team to work on "proactive impeachment messaging" and other ...

Lindsey Graham on impeachment inquiry developments

Politics 11/06/19, 05:22

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), lashed out at House Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry against President Trump, after the House released transcripts of private testimony given by U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland and former U.S. Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker. Shortly after the release, asked if he would ...

World Series champ Nationals take celebration to White House

U.S. 11/04/19, 16:03

President Donald Trump on Monday, Nov. 4,  honored the World Series champion Washington Nationals at the White House. Eighteen of the 25 players on Washington's World Series roster were in attendance, including World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, who opted out of the final four years of his contract but could re-sign ...

Perry sidesteps testifying before impeachment investigators

Politics 11/01/19, 18:54

Outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry was called to testify on Friday, Nov. 1, before the House Committees as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump but he refused to follow the request, according to the department's representative. His deposition was scheduled for next Wednesday, according to an anonymous source familiar ...

Trey Gowdy returns as Trump defender: ‘A super smart thing’

Politics 10/10/19, 16:59

Trey Gowdy, the Republican congressman from South Carolina, retired from office last year, declaring his skills are better used "in a courtroom than in Congress." Now he's coming back for impeachment. A former prosecutor who led the House investigation into the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, Gowdy is poised to join President ...

GOP taking impeachment fight from Washington to the states

Politics 10/09/19, 19:05

While President Donald Trump plays defense on impeachment in Washington, Republicans are taking the fight to Democrats in the states. Dozens of shouting and flag-waving Trump supporters gathered Tuesday at the Casa Grande field office of Democratic Rep. Tom O'Halleran, who has signaled support for an impeachment inquiry, to protest Democratic ...

House pushes for release of Mueller grand jury testimony

Politics 10/08/19, 14:21

Lawyers for House Democrats urged a judge Tuesday to release secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as Congress conducts an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The Justice Department is opposing the request, and Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell did not immediately rule after hearing arguments ...

Pompeo: State Dept. will follow law in impeachment inquiry

Politics 10/05/19, 18:48

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Saturday the State Department intends to follow the law in the House impeachment investigation and vigorously defended President Donald Trump, dismissing questions about the president's attempts to push Ukraine and China to investigate a Democratic political rival. The Trump administration and House Democrats often disagree ...

Volker interview ‘undercut’ the Democratic narrative to sell impeachment

Politics 10/04/19, 06:32

A 10-hour interview by House investigators with the former special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker on Thursday, Oct. 3, offered more insights into an alleged quid-pro-quo that Democrats accused President Trump of leveraging in exchange for political gain. Volker, who stepped down as special envoy to Ukraine amid the Democrats' impeachment ...

Former GOP congressman Pete Sessions eyeing 2020 comeback

U.S. 10/02/19, 02:32

Former Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas is expected to run again in 2020, but not in his old Dallas district that Democrats flipped last year. Prominent Republican megadonor Roy Bailey and two GOP operatives with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press that Sessions will run for the rural central ...

New York Gov. Cuomo calls impeachment an ‘unproductive road’

Politics 09/29/19, 05:18

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sharply rebuked Democrats' push for impeachment that would result in government gridlock, blaming "leftist" Democrats for forcing Congress to move forward an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. "I think we now go to a very long and unproductive road," he said at an event with ...

President Trump raises $13M after Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry

2022 Campaign 09/26/19, 15:30

President Donald Trump has received a $13 million flood of campaign cash to bolster his reelection effort following a Democratic impeachment inquiry. House Speaker "Nancy (Pelosi) just called for Impeachment. WITCH HUNT!" his campaign said in one fundraising text message sent Tuesday. "I need you on my Impeachment Defense Team." In the ...

Anti-Trump whistleblower’s laywer worked for Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer

U.S. 09/25/19, 05:49

The anonymous U.S. intelligence official accusing President Donald Trump of improperly asking the Ukrainian leader to investigate Joe Biden's family has a legal team that runs a group offering financial help to fired whistleblowers, one of them had worked for Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.). The whistleblower will ...

Ocasio-Cortez blasts Democrats for refusing to impeach President Trump

Politics 09/23/19, 04:03

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed House Democrats for not moving forward on impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, claiming that their unwillingness to oust the president is more scandalous than his behavior. "At this point, the bigger national scandal isn't the president's lawbreaking behavior—it is the Democratic Party's refusal to impeach him for ...

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