Category: United States

he one impeachment witness who Republicans can’t claim is a ‘never Trumper’ just threw Trump under the bus

Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, threw President Donald Trump under the bus in his opening statement during the fourth day of impeachment hearings on Wednesday. Sondland characterized the efforts he was involved in to urge Ukraine to launch investigations that would be damaging to the president’s political opponents as a product of direct orders from Trump. He […]

Christine Blasey Ford receives ACLU courage award

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California on Sunday presented Christine Blasey Ford with its courage award. https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1196438816833323008/vid/640×360/aHTLSiTPaOIua3LL.mp4 Ford, a professor and researcher at Stanford University, was thrust into the public spotlight when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last year ahead of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, alleging that the then-Supreme Court nominee had attempted […]

House Intelligence Republican: Trump Yovanovitch tweet ‘not witness intimidation’

Rep. Mike Turner on President Trump’s tweet about Marie Yovanovitch: “It’s certainly not impeachable, and it’s certainly not criminal, and it’s certainly not witness intimidation.” https://video.twimg.com/amplify_video/1196111251488886785/vid/480×270/Z-ZM6iNA6gPPnREb.mp4 Rep. Mike Turner (R-Ohio), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that President Trump‘s tweet about former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch while she testified in the impeachment inquiry last week was not witness […]

Now for your moment of Zen from the Trump impeachment hearings

The first week of hearings in the Trump impeachment inquiry presented a dizzying array of names and dates from the Ukrainian scandal for the public to digest. However, one Zen like question seemed to be left at the conclusion of the testimony. If a quid pro quo was uttered in Washington but no Ukrainians heard […]

The impeachment hearings went public. Here are the most important takeaways.

Top US diplomat to Ukraine William B. Taylor Jr. and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent arrive to testify before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | Getty Images Listen to this episode of Today, Explained for a breakdown of […]

Protests erupt as Bolivia names interim president

Protests erupted in La Paz, Bolivia on Wednesday following Jeanine Añez’s declaration that she would take over as the country’s interim president. Demonstrators in the capital and a nearby city reportedly waved indigenous flags in support of Evo Morales, the ousted Bolivian president who stepped down this week, amid reports of opposition supporters attacking indigenous people in the […]

Trump Teases Plan to Release Transcript Summary of First Call With Zelensky: ‘I Am Sure You Will Find It Tantalizing!’

Photo credit: Drew Angere, Getty Images. In his campaign to fight back against the House Democrats’ deepening impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump teased the release of a second official White House call summary, this time of his first conversation with new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky back in April. In a tweet sent on Monday evening, […]

Trump’s lie about impeachment transcripts is one of his laziest yet

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attend the Veterans Day Parade in Madison Square Park on Monday in New York City. | Steven Ferdman/WireImage The president suggested Adam Schiff “doctored” impeachment hearings transcripts. He did not. It’s not exactly news these days when Donald Trump tells a lie. As of August, he had […]