Tag: Trump

Top Democrat pulls trigger on impeachment, Trump defiant

by Michael Mathes Top US Democrat Nancy Pelosi gave the green light Thursday to draft articles of impeachment against Donald Trump, as the embattled president vowed he would "win" the coming fight. By asking the House Judiciary Committee chairman to draw up the charges, Speaker Pelosi...

Trump on quest for foreign wins — and drama — in election year

by Shaun TANDON President Donald Trump has shattered norms and niceties on the world stage in his nearly three years in office. Entering an election year, Trump is unlikely to slow down as he seeks what has largely eluded him -- a headline-grabbing victory. The tycoon-turned-president...

Trump committed impeachable crimes, scholars tell Congress

by Paul Handley and Michael Mathes Three constitutional scholars on Wednesday bolstered Democrats' case for impeaching Donald Trump by saying the president's actions seeking foreign interference in US elections were clear grounds for removal, as the inquiry kicked into high gear in Congress. But reflecting the...

World stocks rattled as Trump says no China trade deadline

Global equities mostly retreated Tuesday after US President Donald Trump warned there was no deadline for doing a trade deal with China. The announcement added to trade uncertainty already stoked by Washington's re-imposition of metal tariffs on Argentina and Brazil and threats of steep levies...

US court blocks resumption of federal executions

A US appeals court ruled on Monday that the government could not resume its use of capital punishment, in a setback for President Donald Trump's advocacy of the death penalty. Attorney General Bill Barr announced in July that the Federal Bureau of Prisons would adopt...

Trump conduct ‘beyond anything Nixon did’: House impeachment chair

President Donald Trump, by withholding military aid from Ukraine to demand dirt on a potential 2020 election rival, went beyond anything done by disgraced predecessor Richard Nixon, the Democratic chair of the House impeachment panel alleged Thursday. "What we've seen here is far more serious...

Trump emissary Sondland takes hot seat in impeachment hearings

by Paul HANDLEY A key actor in President Donald Trump's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine for dirt on his political rivals will be in the hot seat Wednesday as Democrats build their case for impeaching the US leader. Numerous witnesses have fingered Gordon Sondland, the US...

Trump says will ‘strongly consider’ testifying in impeachment probe

by Sebastian Smith President Donald Trump said Monday he is "strongly" considering accepting a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. A live appearance by Trump before the House Intelligence Committee running the probe is unlikely, given the high legal risks. Underlining the...

North Korea ‘no longer interested’ in summits with US: KCNA

North Korea is "no longer interested" in summits with the US unless Washington offers new concessions in their nuclear negotiations, Pyongyang said Monday, hours after Donald Trump hinted at the prospect. "You should act quickly, get the deal done," Trump tweeted Sunday, referring to North...

Key moments from Day Two of Trump impeachment hearing

by Chris Lefkow Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, delivered more than five hours of dramatic testimony on Friday before the congressional committee  holding impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump. Here are key moments from the second day of public hearings in the Democratic-controlled House...