Tag: Biden, Hunter

Justice Dept. Will Accept Material From Giuliani, but Barr Voices Caution

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr said on Monday that the Justice Department would consider information from Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, about Ukraine. That could include assertions about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter. The Justice Department “has the obligation to have an open door to […]

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Justice Dept. Reviewing Information From Giuliani on the Bidens, Graham Says

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has begun receiving information obtained by Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, from Ukraine about former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son, Senator Lindsey Graham said on Sunday. Mr. Graham, a South Carolina Republican who is the chairman of the Judiciary Committee and a vocal Trump […]

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Republicans in Senate Press On With Investigation Into Hunter Biden

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the Senate acquitting President Trump in an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate his political rivals including former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., Republican senators are pressing ahead with their probes into the finances of Mr. Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Last year, the top […]

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Beyond the Partisan Fight, a Wealth of Evidence About Trump and Ukraine

WASHINGTON — When all the partisan posturing, parliamentary wrangling and legalistic arguing are stripped away, the impeachment process that dominated Washington for months produced a set of facts that is largely beyond dispute: The president of the United States pressured a foreign government to take actions aimed at his political opponents. As the Senate moved […]

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Why Jill Biden Is Taking Time Off to Help Her Husband Get a Job

CENTERVILLE, Iowa — Jill Biden was torn. Three months into Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s 2020 White House bid, he was struggling with the intense scrutiny that comes with being the front-runner, and she was increasingly needed on the campaign trail as a top surrogate for her husband. But Dr. Biden was reluctant to pull back […]

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Why Having Hunter Biden Testify Would Be Bad for Trump

If there are to be witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Trump — at this moment an unknown — John Bolton and Hunter Biden would almost certainly be among those called to testify. Some people on Capitol Hill describe it as a one-for-one trade. This idea has been widely dismissed by both sides. Democrats […]

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Republicans Move to Block Impeachment Witnesses, Driving Toward Acquittal

WASHINGTON — The White House and Senate Republicans worked aggressively on Wednesday to discount damaging revelations from John R. Bolton and line up the votes to block new witnesses that would bring President Trump’s impeachment trial to a swift close. As the Senate entered a two-day, 16-hour period of questioning from senators, Mr. Trump laced […]

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Bernie Will Have to Fight Dirty

When the former Vermont governor Peter Shumlin took to Politico to air his concern that Senator Bernie Sanders will “play dirty” as the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination advances, I thought: If only. Despite mounting mainstream Democratic panic about the prospect of a scorched-earth Sanders campaign, Mr. Sanders’s recent struggles indicate that his greatest […]

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Democrats, Seeking to Pre-empt Trump’s Defense, Delve Into Biden

WASHINGTON — House Democrats sought on Thursday to pre-emptively dismantle President Trump’s core defenses in his impeachment trial, invoking the words of the nation’s founders, Mr. Trump’s allies and the president himself to argue that his pressure campaign on Ukraine was an abuse of power that warranted his removal. On the second day of opening […]

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How Joe Biden Talks About a Touchy Subject: His Son

SPARKS, Nev. — Joseph R. Biden Jr. called an octogenarian voter a “damn liar” and challenged him to a push-up contest. He dismissed a heckler as an “idiot.” He commanded the news media to focus on President Trump instead of the overseas business dealings of his son, Hunter Biden, demanding of one reporter, “Ask the […]

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Emails Show Budget Office Working to Carry Out Ukraine Aid Freeze

The same morning last July when President Trump had his fateful call with Ukraine’s president, White House officials were working behind the scenes to impose the freeze sought by the president on military assistance to Ukraine, reviewing the legal wording they would use to implement the hold, emails released late Tuesday night show. The emails […]

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Democrats Seek More Testimony and Evidence for Impeachment Trial

WASHINGTON — With President Trump’s impeachment trial getting underway, Democrats are intensifying their demands for more testimony and documents that could add to the already voluminous evidence against him and bolster their case by shedding new light on several key questions. Despite the White House strategy of blocking testimony from top officials and rejecting demands […]

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