Impeachment Report Unveiled by House Intelligence Committee

Detailing their case for impeaching President Donald Trump, House Democrats published a 300-page turn-by-turn narrative Tuesday of an unconstitutional political scheme they say was orchestrated by the 45th president of the United States and enabled by some of his closest confidants.

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Five Years After Sanctions, Russian Cheeses Getting Top Marks

Last month, a pair of former high-school sweethearts became the first Russians to win a gold prize at the cheese industry’s equivalent of the Oscars. The couple’s success shows how far Russia’s cheese-making industry has come since President Vladimir Putin banned Western food imports in 2014 in a tit-for-tat measure over the Ukraine crisis.

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White House Budget Official Questioned Hold on Ukraine Aid

A White House Office of Management and Budget official privately testified that he raised questions over President Donald Trump’s hold on Ukraine aid before being replaced with a political appointee in late July.

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House Committee Blasts White House Agency for Ukraine Funds Abuse

Nearly two months after a Democratic-led House committee initiated an investigation into the White House Office of Management and Budget’s hold-up of security assistance to Ukraine, the panel reported the documents they received show a pattern of abuse in the apportionment process.

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Mystery Grows Over Trump Administration Hold on Lebanon Aid

The Trump administration is withholding more than $100 million in U.S. military assistance to Lebanon that has been approved by Congress and is favored by his national security team, an assertion of executive control of foreign aid that is similar to the delay in support for Ukraine at the center of the impeachment inquiry.

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Bruised by Witness, House GOP Floats Line: Ukrainians, Not Ukraine, Meddled

Now that a former top National Security Council official made abundantly clear that the theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 presidential elections is a false narrative from the Kremlin, House Republicans are on the defensive. Two prominent members emphasized in interviews that they were not talking about the Ukrainian government – but citizens of that former Soviet nation.

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Attorneys-Turned-Lawmakers on Front Lines of Impeachment Inquiry

As bombshell testimonies dropped in televised impeachment hearings amid what one Democrat described Thursday as “Gatling gun fire of myth proposition” from Republicans, eight attorneys-turned-lawmakers were in the room where it happened. 

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Impeachment FOIAs

Two impeachment-related FOIA complaints were filed Wednesday against the State Department: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington wants records on U.S. security assistance and military aid for Ukraine; and the Democracy Forward Foundation wants information on State Department officials’ correspondence about Hunter Biden, both in D.C. Federal Court.

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Trump’s Ukraine Narrative Comes From Russia, Witness Warns

President Donald Trump and some House Republicans have aired a theory that U.S. allies in Ukraine, rather than adversaries in Russia, interfered in the 2016 elections. Testifying before Congress on Thursday, former senior National Security Council official Fiona Hill cleared the air.

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