Tag Archives: Ukraine

Ukraine Reviews Probes Into Biden’s Son’s Company

The Associated Press reports: Ukraine’s Prosecutor General said on Friday that his office is reviewing all the cases that were closed by his predecessors, including several related to the owner of a gas company where former Vice President Joe Biden’s son sat on the board. Ruslan Ryaboshapka’s comments came amid an impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump that relates …

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Text Messages Detail Trump’s Pressure On Ukraine

Business Insider reports: The US House Intelligence, Oversight and Reform, and Foreign Affairs Committees released a trove of text messages between top US diplomats’ revealing their internal turmoil regarding Ukraine, on Thursday night. The content of the messages range from Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal lawyer, military aid to Ukraine, and, investigations, among other topics. The messages are between Bill Taylor, …

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Ukraine Envoy Told Giuliani That Biden Info Was False

The Washington Post reports: The former U.S. special envoy for Ukraine told House investigators on Thursday that he warned President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudolph W. Giuliani, that Giuliani was receiving untrustworthy information from Ukrainian political figures about former vice president Joe Biden and his son, according to two people familiar with his testimony. Kurt Volker, who resigned last week after …

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Fox Legal Analyst Andrew Napolitano: Trump’s Action With Ukraine Is “Criminal And Impeachable Behavior”

Andrew Napolitano writes for Fox News: The House of Representatives has begun to gather evidence in an effort to determine if President Trump has committed impeachable offenses. The Constitution defines an impeachable offense as “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” The president need not have committed a crime in order to be impeached, but he needs to have …

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Former Ukraine President: Biden Did Nothing Improper

Bloomberg reports: Ukraine’s recently departed president, Petro Poroshenko, says that Joe Biden never asked him to open or close any criminal cases, adding to the list of Ukrainian officials saying they saw him do nothing improper involving his son. Speaking out to the news media for the first time on the matter, Poroshenko rebutted claims made by President Donald Trump …

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Trump Involved Pence In Ukraine Pressure Campaign

The Washington Post reports: President Trump repeatedly involved Vice President Pence in efforts to exert pressure on the leader of Ukraine at a time when the president was using other channels to solicit information that he hoped would be damaging to a Democratic rival, current and former U.S. officials said. Trump instructed Pence not to attend the inauguration of Ukrainian …

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Live Video: Trump Holds Presser With Finnish President

NPR reports: Finnish President Sauli Niinistö again meets his US counterpart Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday. Ahead of the meeting and joint press conference, press attention focused more on Ukraine than Finland. Before meeting Niinistö, Trump had not taken part in a press conference for more than a week, during which time Democrats in the House of …

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Pompeo Confirms He Was On Ukraine Call [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Addressing reporters in Rome during an overseas visit, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that he was on the July call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelesnky. “I was on the phone call,” he told the press. “I know precisely what the American policy has been with respect to Ukraine. It’s been remarkably consistent, and …

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Miller: Ukraine Is A Phony, Made-Up, Deep State Plot

“I’m talking about the deep state, Lou. Everything we are trying to do to make working Americans have a better future is constantly blocked and sabotaged by the deep state, and we are breaking through and we are winning and we’ll keep on winning. “But what you have with this current non-scandal, non-controversy, made-up, phony story from this fake whistleblower …

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Former US Envoy To Ukraine To Testify On Thursday

NBC News reports: Kurt Volker, the former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine who resigned his post last week after his name appeared in a whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump’s dealings with the Ukraine, will testify in the House’s impeachment inquiry on Thursday, two committee aides told NBC News Tuesday. Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine who was …

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Top Democrats Warn Pompeo Of Possible Obstruction Charge For “Stonewalling” And Intimidating Witnesses

Axios reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent a letter to the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Tuesday accusing Democrats of “an attempt to intimidate, bully, and treat improperly” officials from the State Department who have been asked to cooperate in the Trump-Ukraine investigation. The chairmen of the House Foreign Affairs, Intelligence and Oversight committees responded to Pompeo on Tuesday …

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Grassley Defies Trump On Protecting Whistleblower

Politico reports: Sen. Chuck Grassley moved to stave off attacks and the unmasking of a federal whistleblower who first divulged President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president, a move at odds with many of the president’s defenders. In a statement, the Iowa Republican, who has long fashioned himself a defender of whistleblowers, said the fact that the individual’s knowledge of …

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Liz Cheney: Trump’s Ukraine Call Was A Political Setup

Reuters reports: Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) called out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tweet, saying the Ukraine call at the center of a scandal involving President Trump “is starting to seem like a political set up.” Cheney cited Pelosi’s interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes” on Sunday night, in which the Speaker said she had talked to Trump about …

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Wall Street Journal: Pompeo Was On The Ukraine Call

The Daily Beast reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was on the July 25 call between President Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart that was the subject of a bombshell whistleblower complaint, The Wall Street Journal reports. The newspaper reports that Pompeo was one of the administration officials who listened in on the call, according to a senior State Department official. …

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Impeachment Poll Sees 20-Point Swing In One Week

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters are divided on impeaching and removing President Trump from office, 47 – 47 percent – closing a 20 point gap from less than a week ago, according to a Quinnipiac University Poll released today. In the poll released on September 25th, voters said that the president should not be impeached and removed 57 …

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House Intel Committee Serves Giuliani With Subpoena

The Associated Press reports: Rudy Giuliani, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has been issued a subpoena by the House Intelligence Committee in connection with Trump’s talks with the Ukrainian government. Giuliani received a subpoena from the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on Monday, following that committee’s consultation with the Foreign Affairs, Oversight and Reform, and Judiciary committees. “The committees …

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Ukraine President: We Won’t Release Transcript Of Call

Reuters reports: Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that Kiev was unlikely to publish its version of a transcript of a July 25 phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the heart of an impeachment inquiry in Washington. The White House published its summary of the call last week. It showed Trump, a Republican, asking Zelenskiy to investigate …

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New Poll Shows Majority Now Support Impeachment

Mother Jones reports: A majority of Americans approve of House Democrats’ pursuit of a formal impeachment inquiry, according to a new CBS poll conducted by YouGov. The poll, which was published on Sunday night, found that 55 percent of the survey participants supported an impeachment inquiry. Of those, 35 percent said they strongly support it and 20 percent said they …

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Adam Schiff: The Whistleblower Has Agreed To Testify

Splinter News reports: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff confirmed on Sunday that the whistleblower who denounced President Donald Trump’s inappropriate phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will appear before the committee to testify “very soon.” Appearing on ABC News’ This Week, Schiff said the whistleblower would appear with their attorneys, but not “minders” from either the Justice Department …

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Trump: You Can’t Impeach Me, I’m Much Too Fabulous

The Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker nails it: Donald Trump is not the first American president staring down impeachment to nurse a deep sense of persecution and self-pity. But he is the first to broadcast that mentality to the world. Trump has been determined to cast himself as a singular victim in a warped reality – a portrayal that seems part …

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