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Impeachment inquiry shows Trump at the center of Ukraine efforts against rivals

President Trump listens to Italian President Sergio Mattarella in the East Room at the White House on Oct. 16, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford.

WASHINGTON – Two Cabinet secretaries. The acting White House chief of staff. A bevy of career diplomats. President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. And at the center of the impeachment inquiry, the president himself. Over two weeks of closed-door testimony, a ...

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Several national security officials raised alarms about Ukraine policy before and after Trump call

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – At least four national security officials were so alarmed by the Trump administration’s attempts to pressure Ukraine for political purposes that they raised concerns with a White House lawyer both before and immediately after President Donald Trump’s July ...

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Trump wanted Ukraine to launch investigations before meeting with Zelensky, State Dept. texts show

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WASHINGTON – House investigators released numerous text messages late Thursday night illustrating how senior State Department officials coordinated with the Ukrainian president’s top aide and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer to leverage a potential summit between the heads of state ...

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Giuliani engaged parade of Ukrainian prosecutors

Rudolph Giuliani, former mayor of New York, in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York on Jan. 12, 2017. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by John Taggart.

WASHINGTON – Rudy Giuliani spent months cultivating current and former prosecutors in Ukraine with a particular goal: Help President Donald Trump in next year’s election by ensuring that Ukrainian authorities pursued allegations that could damage his Democratic rivals. But the ...

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A quick guide to Trump’s false claims about Ukraine and the Bidens

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has long relied on repetition to spread his falsehoods into the national discourse. As the whistleblower complaint about his dealings with Ukraine has led to a possible impeachment crisis, he has repeated previously fact-checked claims ...

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Acting intelligence chief defends his handling of whistleblower complaint

Acting Director of National Intelligence, Joseph Maguire, appears before the House Intelligence Committee in Washington on Sept. 26, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

WASHINGTON – Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire defended his decision not to immediately share with Congress an extraordinary complaint by an intelligence community whistleblower alleging that President Donald Trump used his office to solicit interference by a foreign ...

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Justice Department rejected investigation of Trump phone call just weeks after it began examining the matter

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – Justice Department officials took less than a month to abandon an inquiry into President Donald Trump’s communications with his Ukrainian counterpart about investigating former vice president Joe Biden – reigniting concerns among Democrats and legal observers that the ...

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Trump ordered aid frozen; more Democrats want impeachment

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ordered his staff to freeze nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine a few days before a phone call in which he pressured the Eastern European nation’s leader to investigate the family of political ...

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