Tag: Holmes, David (Diplomat)

A Senate Trial Could Put Trump’s Use of Aggressive Defense Tactics to Their Biggest Test

WASHINGTON — Over four decades in public life, President Trump has sought to bend business, real-estate and political rivals to his will. Facts that cut against his position have been declared false. Witnesses who have questioned his motives have been declared dishonest. Critics of his behavior are part of a corrupt, shadowy effort aiming to […]

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Trump Attacks Impeachment Inquiry and Accuses a Witness of Lying

ImagePresident Trump and Melania Trump at the White House on Thursday.Credit…Samuel Corum for The New York Times WASHINGTON — President Trump on Friday lashed out at the impeachment process and said a key witness — who swore under oath to be truthful — made up his testimony. In a 53-minute phone interview with “Fox & […]

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Stephen Colbert Takes Issue With Likening Rudy Giuliani to a Hand Grenade

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. Loud and Clear The […]

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The Impeachment Hearings Revealed a Lot — None of It Great for Trump

In his opening statement on Thursday, the last day of the scheduled public hearings in the House’s impeachment inquiry, Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, expressed his hope that “today’s hearing marks the merciful end of this spectacle in the impeachment committee.” One can understand Mr. Nunes’s eagerness to be done […]

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Hill and Holmes Impeachment Hearings: What We’ve Learned So Far

WASHINGTON — David Holmes, a career diplomat and political counselor to the United States embassy in Ukraine, and Fiona Hill, a former Europe and Russia expert at the White House, schooled lawmakers on Thursday on the United States’ geopolitical relationship with Ukraine and provided some new details about the efforts to pressure Ukraine to announce […]

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Who Is David Holmes, the U.S. Embassy Official Testifying Today?

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee will take turns on Thursday questioning David Holmes, a career diplomat who said he was told President Trump cared more about investigating his political rivals than about the welfare of Ukraine. As a political counselor to the United States Embassy in Ukraine’s capital, Mr. Holmes was privy […]

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Impeachment Inquiry Updates: Fiona Hill and David Holmes to Testify

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFiona Hill, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe will testify to the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.Credit…Erin Schaff/The New York Times The basics: Who, what, when and how to watch. Who: Ms. Hill and Mr. Holmes will testify during a morning session. There is no afternoon […]

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What to Watch For in Day 5 of the Trump Impeachment Hearings

The final House impeachment hearing of the week gets underway Thursday morning with joint testimony by Fiona Hill, a former Europe and Russia expert at the White House, and David Holmes, an embassy official in Kyiv. Ms. Hill is expected to describe her concerns about the Ukraine pressure campaign and those of John R. Bolton, […]

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Donald Trump’s Gordon Problem

Over the first three days of testimony in the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, Republicans have tried out a number of defenses. After the Wednesday testimony of Gordon Sondland, Trump’s ambassador to the European Union, almost all of them have been incinerated. Throughout the proceedings, Devin Nunes, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, […]

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Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign

WASHINGTON — Gordon D. Sondland, the diplomat at the center of the House impeachment inquiry, kept Secretary of State Mike Pompeo apprised of key developments in the campaign to pressure Ukraine’s leader into public commitments that would satisfy President Trump, two people briefed on the matter said. Mr. Sondland informed Mr. Pompeo in mid-August about […]

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