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White House refuses to participate in Trump impeachment

WASHINGTON: The White House said yesterday it would refuse to take part in hearings in the US House of Representatives set for next week that will consider what articles of impeachment to bring against President Donald Trump. In a letter

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Pelosi pursues articles of impeachment against Trump

WASHINGTON: Warning that American democracy is at stake, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi directed a House committee yesterday to draft articles of impeachment against US President Donald Trump, a historic step that sets up a fight over whether to

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White House: Trump won’t join impeachment hearing on Wed

WASHINGTON: The White House told Democratic lawmakers on Sunday that US President Donald Trump would not send legal counsel to participate in a congressional impeachment hearing this week, citing a lack of “fundamental fairness.” The White House’s decision was in

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Judge: Former White House lawyer must testify in impeachment probe

WASHINGTON: Former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, a federal judge ruled yesterday, rejecting the administration’s assertion of immunity for officials by declaring that “no one is above the law.” US

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Trump accuses impeachment witness of lying, defends Giuliani

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump yesterday accused a witness in the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry of lying and offered an explanation for his controversial use of his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine policy, saying Giuliani’s crime-fighting abilities were needed to

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Sondland: Trump pushed for investigations on the Bidens

WASHINGTON: A senior US diplomat yesterday described broad involvement at the upper levels of the Trump administration in a pressure campaign against Ukraine, giving testimony that for the first time put the secretary of state and vice president at the

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Pelosi: Nixon was magnanimous to resign after scandal, unlike Trump

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is amplifying her unfavourable comparison of President Donald Trump to fellow Republican Richard Nixon, saying that disgraced president at least cared enough about the country to leave office before his impeachment. The top Democrat in

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Pelosi: Trump has admitted to bribery as impeachment probe intensifies

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said yesterday President Donald Trump already has admitted to bribery in the Ukraine scandal at the heart of a Democratic-led inquiry, accusing him of an impeachable offense under the US Constitution. “The bribe is

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Trump impeachment hearings focus on Ukraine pressure campaign

WASHINGTON: The top US diplomat in Ukraine, testifying yesterday in the first televised hearing of the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, linked the president more directly to a pressure campaign on Ukraine to conduct investigations that would benefit him

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Democrats vow to insulate impeachment inquiry from ‘sham investigations’

WASHINGTON: The impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump will not be allowed to become a venue for “sham investigations” into Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden and his son, the head of a congressional committee leading the probe said yesterday.

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