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Category Archives: Washington

Rep. Val Demings: U.S. Senator McConnell Must Recuse

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed two Articles of Impeachment for President Donald Trump. Said Rep. Demings, “The President has abused his power and obstructed Congress’ ability to hold him accountable for his actions. His use of military assistance to pressure another country to interfere in our election put our national security and our democracy at…

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US Congresswoman Val Demings: House Judiciary Committee votes to impeach President Trump

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Val Demings (D-FL), a member of the House Judiciary Committee, voted for two Articles of Impeachment for President Donald Trump. Short Summaries: Article I: Abuse Of Power “President Trump solicited the interference of a foreign government, Ukraine, in the 2020 United States Presidential election.” “In so doing, President Trump used the powers of…

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A reason Democrats won’t wait: Trump cases tied up in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legal scholar Jonathan Turley told House Democrats that they are rushing the impeachment of President Donald Trump and that they instead could be enlisting the courts to try to help procure the testimony of key figures in Trump’s effort to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden. But that might take…

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House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is pressing forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. ’’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said somberly. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.” Pelosi delivered the historic announcement in solemn tones, drawing on the Constitution and…

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Supreme Court shields Trump’s financial records for now

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is shielding President Donald Trump’s financial records from House Democrats for now. The delay announced late Monday allows the justices to decide how to handle the House subpoena and a similar demand from the Manhattan district attorney at the same time. The House’s quest for the records is not…

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Federal judge: McGahn must comply with House subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Monday ordered former White House counsel Donald McGahn to appear before Congress in a setback to President Donald Trump’s effort to keep his top aides from testifying. The outcome could lead to renewed efforts by House Democrats to compel testimony from other high-ranking officials, including former national security…

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Esper says Trump ordered him to stop SEAL review board

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared on Monday that President Donald Trump ordered him to stop a disciplinary review of a Navy SEAL accused of battlefield misconduct, an intervention that raised questions about America’s commitment to international standards for battlefield ethics. Esper, who initially favored allowing the Navy to proceed with a peer-review…

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What’s next in impeachment: Judiciary Committee up next?

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. Full Coverage: Trump impeachment inquiry In the coming weeks, the House intelligence panel will submit a report to the Judiciary panel, and then Democrats will…

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