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Day 6 of Trump’s Trial: The ‘Deny Everything’ Defense

You have to hand it to the legal team defending President Trump in the Senate’s impeachment trial: It sticks to its story, even when confronted by new evidence pretty much demolishing that story. In its first day of arguments, on Saturday, the president’s defense asserted repeatedly that the prosecution had failed to present evidence of […]

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5 Takeaways on Trump and Ukraine From John Bolton’s Book

WASHINGTON — President Trump directly tied the withholding of almost $400 million in American security aid to investigations that he sought from Ukrainian officials, according to an unpublished manuscript of a book that John R. Bolton, Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, wrote about his time in the White House. The firsthand account of the […]

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Trump Tied Ukraine Aid to Inquiries He Sought, Bolton Book Says

WASHINGTON — President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton […]

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6 Revelatory Moments From the Video of Trump’s Private Donor Dinner

A video recording released on Saturday of President Trump speaking in 2018 to a group of donors at a private dinner, including two businessmen at the center of the impeachment inquiry, made headlines this weekend for capturing Mr. Trump saying that the ambassador to Ukraine should be removed from her post. The video was recorded […]

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Tape Made Public of Trump Discussing Ukraine With Donors

WASHINGTON — For an hour one evening in 2018, President Trump sat around a table in a private room in his Washington hotel with a group of donors, including two men at the center of the impeachment inquiry, talking about golf, trade, politics — and removing the United States ambassador to Ukraine. The conversation, captured […]

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Lev Parnas Says He Has Tape of Trump Calling for Ambassador’s Firing

WASHINGTON — A former associate of Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer, said on Friday that he had turned over to congressional Democrats a recording from 2018 of the president ordering the dismissal of Marie L. Yovanovitch, the United States ambassador to Ukraine at the time. The associate, Lev Parnas, who worked with Mr. […]

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Lev Parnas Asks Barr to Recuse Himself From Criminal Case

A lawyer for Lev Parnas, the Soviet-born businessman who was involved in the campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate political rivals of President Trump, asked on Monday that Attorney General William P. Barr disqualify himself from overseeing his criminal case because he has too many conflicts of interest. Mr. Parnas, who was charged in October […]

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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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