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Pelosi adds a new element -- bribery -- plus more impeachment inquiry news of the day

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued on Thursday that President Donald Trump's actions in the Ukraine scandal constitute "bribery" and that Trump has admitted to it himself. She's the... More>>

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Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting

By Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins, CNN President Donald Trump met with Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone in an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon in which the so-called Horowitz report... More>>

Lawyer says Trump budget official will testify in impeachment inquiry if subpoenaed

By Sara Murray, CNN A career attorney for the Office of Management and Budget plans to testify behind closed doors for the impeachment inquiry should he receive a subpoena, his attorney told CNN on Thursday. More>>

Ethics panel announces Florida Democrat faces investigation over allegations of relationship with a staffer

By Clare Foran, CNN The House Ethics Committee announced on Thursday that Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings of Florida is facing an investigation over allegations of a relationship with one of his staffers. More>>

Nikki Haley: 'I do think we should always protect whistleblowers'

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Former US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that she believes "we should always protect whistleblowers," a notable departure from President Donald Trump and some congressional... More>>

Erdogan showed GOP senators 'surreal' propaganda video during WH meeting

By Betsy Klein, Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak, CNN During a meeting in the Oval Office Wednesday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pulled out an iPad to show a small group of Republican senators and... More>>

Condoleezza Rice says Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden is 'out of bounds'

By Devan Cole, CNN Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who has largely remained silent on issues concerning President Donald Trump, said Monday that the President's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate Joe... More>>

4 Things to know as former US ambassador to Ukraine steps into the impeachment spotlight

Analysis by Marshall Cohen, CNN The next round of public impeachment hearings is scheduled for Friday, with former US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch preparing to take center stage. More>>

Trump asks Supreme Court to block subpoena for tax returns

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to block a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for copies of his financial records and tax returns, teeing up a test of... More>>

Democratic leaders eye US-Mexico-Canada trade vote before the year ends

By Haley Byrd, CNN House Democrats look increasingly likely to approve President Donald Trump's revised North American Free Trade Agreement before the end of the year, even as Capitol Hill is consumed with contentious... More>>

Trump hikes price tag for US forces in Korea almost 500% as Seoul questions alliance

By Nicole Gaouette, CNN Secretary of Defense Mark Esper landed in South Korea on Thursday to navigate renewed threats from an "enraged" North Korea and newly heightened strain in the alliance with Seoul that congressional... More>>

'Medicare for All' looks like a political loser for Democrats

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The fault lines in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary are clear when it comes to health care. More>>

Trump asked the Pentagon to explore trench on the border, Pentagon advised against it

By Priscilla Alvarez, Ryan Browne and Tammy Kupperman, CNN The Pentagon pushed back against President Donald Trump's request to construct a trench along the US-Mexico border to stop illegal border crossings, according... More>>

Diplomat who overheard bombshell call between Trump and Sondland set to testify

By Kylie Atwood and Nicole Gaouette, CNN A US diplomat who overheard President Donald Trump ask the US Ambassador to the EU about the status of "investigations" during a cellphone conversation in a Kiev restaurant is set... More>>

'Someone who has never been hungry for the spotlight': Meet the ambassador at the center of the Ukraine controversy

By Jennifer Hansler and Chandelis Duster, CNN Editors' note: This story, which originally published on October 10, has been updated with recent events in advance of Marie Yovanovitch's testimony Friday at an open... More>>

Top Democrats privately concede major shift in public opinion on impeachment is unlikely

By Manu Raju and Jeremy Herb, CNN House Democrats are publicly holding out hope that historic impeachment hearings will persuade a vast majority of the American public that President Donald Trump committed high crimes and... More>>

READ: Trump team asks Supreme Court to block subpoena of President's tax returns

By CNN President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to block a Manhattan grand jury subpoena for copies of his financial records and tax returns, teeing up a test of Trump's expansive claims of immunity. More>>

Bill Clinton: Impeachment shouldn't stop Trump from working with Democrats

By Chandelis Duster and Kevin Liptak, CNN Former President Bill Clinton on Thursday said the House Democrats' impeachment probe should not prevent President Donald Trump from working with Democrats on issues such as... More>>

RNC to host annual meeting at Trump National Doral

By Kaitlan Collins, Allie Malloy and David Wright, CNN The Republican National Committee will hold their annual winter meeting at President Donald Trump's National Doral Miami resort in Florida, CNN has learned. More>>

Deval Patrick announces presidential campaign

By Dan Merica and Jeff Zeleny, CNN Deval Patrick officially announced a late-entry 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday, thrusting the former Massachusetts governor into an already crowded field of Democratic candidates... More>>

Pelosi argues Trump has admitted to 'bribery' in Ukraine scandal

By Clare Foran, CNN House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued on Thursday that the President's actions in the Ukraine scandal constitute "bribery" and that President Donald Trump has admitted to it himself, the latest and most... More>>

What won't change when Donald Trump releases the April Ukraine call

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large At some point in the next 24(ish) hours, President Donald Trump is expected to release a rough transcript of an April telephone conversation he had with Ukrainian President... More>>

Trump appears poised to release transcripts after lengthy internal debate

By Kevin Liptak, Jim Acosta and Pamela Brown, CNN President Donald Trump appears poised to make good on his vow to release a transcript of his first phone call with the Ukrainian President after a month-and-a-half-long... More>>

Russian spies likely intercepted ambassador's cell phone call with Trump

By Zachary Cohen and Kevin Collier, CNN US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland's cell phone call to President Donald Trump from a restaurant in Ukraine this summer appears to be a shocking security breach... More>>

Here is who made the November debate stage

By Dan Merica, CNN Ten Democratic presidential candidates have qualified for the November debate, the Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday. More>>

Republican Matt Bevin concedes defeat in Kentucky governor's race

By Adam Levy and Kate Sullivan, CNN Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin conceded defeat on Thursday to Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear. More>>

Jon Huntsman announces bid for Utah governor

By Raymond Arke, CNN Jon Huntsman on Thursday announced his bid for a third term as Utah's governor, saying it was "time to give back to our home state again." More>>

GOP senator blocks Dem's effort to push gun bill amid California shooting

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN An impromptu effort to pass a gun background check bill in the Senate unanimously was quickly nixed by a Republican senator who said it would infringe on Second Amendment rights, as news of a... More>>

Neither party has unified behind a Senate impeachment trial strategy

By Phil Mattingly, CNN The US Senate does not currently have a timeline set for a potential impeachment trial should the House send one their way, senators and aides have made clear to CNN in recent days, making apparent... More>>

Apprehensions at the US-Mexico border continue to decline

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Customs and Border Protection apprehended more than 42,000 migrants at the southern border in October, continuing a downward trend in arrests after record highs earlier this year, acting CBP... More>>

Controversial Trump judicial pick Steven Menashi confirmed 51-41

By Ted Barrett The Senate has confirmed controversial judicial nominee Steven Menashi, a lawyer in the White House counsel's office, to the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals by a vote of 51-41. More>>

FEMA nominee says he does not know the causes of climate change

By Gregory Wallace, CNN The Trump administration's nominee to lead the Federal Emergency Management Agency repeatedly said Thursday he doesn't know the reasons behind climate change, despite his agency often being... More>>

Impeachment hearings air to a divided nation

By Maeve Reston, Kyung Lah and Daniella Diaz, CNN As the first public impeachment hearing in more than two decades aired Wednesday, Americans watched the spectacle unfold with curiosity, skepticism and a measure of dismay... More>>

State Department watchdog finds Trump appointees smeared career employee

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN High-ranking Trump administration political appointees within the State Department improperly retaliated against a career civil servant, according to a long-anticipated report by the... More>>

Bill Taylor is Donald Trump's impeachment nightmare

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Bill Taylor was everything Democrats hoped he would be. And everything Republicans feared he might be. More>>

CNN and The Des Moines Register to release 2020 Iowa caucus poll Saturday

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN CNN and The Des Moines Register will release their fifth Iowa poll on Saturday, providing a look as to where 2020 presidential candidates stand in the crucial early voting state less than... More>>

With a focus on Ukraine, Trump made 67 false claims last week

By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN President Donald Trump made 67 false claims last week, 27 of them related to Democrats' impeachment inquiry. More>>

Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner host book party on first night of impeachment hearings

By Kate Bennett, CNN Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, two of President Donald Trump's senior advisers, threw a book party on the evening of the first public impeachment hearings. More>>

Here's how the impeachment hearings will work

By Devan Cole and Phil Mattingly, CNN The first public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump began this week, with Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of... More>>

House committee subpoenas agency for Trump DC hotel documents

By Caroline Kelly The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee issued a subpoena to the General Services Administration on Thursday for documents concerning the Trump International Hotel's lease of its... More>>

The Democratic field is a mess with Iowa just 81 days away

Analysis by Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten, CNN There are two races happening at the moment in the 2020 Democratic presidential contest. More>>

Senate report: Whistleblowers blast Trump administration's immigration policies

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Trump administration's immigration policies have taken a toll on some of the officers tasked with carrying them out, according to a scathing report by Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley. More>>

Kellyanne Conway says 'nothing new' in impeachment hearing despite new revelations

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway argued Thursday that there was "nothing new" in the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry -- despite the top US diplomat in Ukraine... More>>

Michael Bloomberg to skip New Hampshire primary

By Kevin Bohn and Devan Cole, CNN Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will not file for the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire, a senior Bloomberg adviser confirmed to CNN on Thursday, following a plan to... More>>

Exclusive: Trump DC hotel sales pitch boasts of millions to be made from foreign governments

By Kara Scannell and Gloria Borger, CNN In its effort to sell off the lease to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, the Trump Organization has put together a glossy investor brochure complete with pictures... More>>

What Roger Stone's trial revealed about Trump and Mueller

By Katelyn Polantz and Marshall Cohen, CNN Almost six months after special counsel Robert Mueller formally ended his investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia in 2016, a wealth of new information about... More>>

'From the bottom of my heart': Bernie Sanders bounces as health scare fades

By Gregory Krieg, Annie Grayer and Ryan Nobles, CNN Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez capped her debut on the Iowa hustings in support of Bernie Sanders last week with a blunt call to action. More>>

After one day of TV hearings, the impeachment battle lines remain the same

By Michael Warren Thirty-eight minutes into his opening statement during Wednesday's impeachment hearing, Amb. Bill Taylor, the career foreign service officer and top US diplomat to Ukraine, paused, took a drink of... More>>

New revelations from first public hearings paint damning portrait of Trump

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN Dramatic new disclosures on Day 1 of the House impeachment hearings painted an incriminating picture of Donald Trump as a President instinctively willing to sacrifice America's... More>>

Appeals court hands Trump another loss, saying Congress can seek his tax returns

By Katelyn Polantz, Ariane de Vogue and Paul LeBlanc, CNN An appeals court has denied for the second time President Donald Trump's attempt to stop an accounting firm from turning over his financial documents to the... More>>

GOP senators air concerns during unusual White House meeting with Erdogan

By Betsy Klein, Sarah Westwood and Phil Mattingly, CNN A small group of Republican senators who traditionally focus on foreign policy issues attended a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Turkish President... More>>

Trump declares himself a 'big fan' of Turkey's strongman leader Erdogan

By Kevin Liptak, CNN President Donald Trump emerged from hours of talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday to declare himself a "big fan" of Turkey's strongman leader. More>>

Ukraine accusations come to life in public hearings. Here's the latest in the impeachment inquiry

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN Diplomat Bill Taylor on Wednesday played the role of the unimpeachable truth-telling Vietnam vet in Congress that a lot of people thought Robert Mueller would play. More>>

Impeachment hearing testimony further connects President to Ukraine pressure

By Jeremy Herb and Manu Raju, CNN The top US diplomat in Ukraine told Congress Wednesday of a previously unknown conversation President Donald Trump had the day after his phone call with the Ukrainian President, in which... More>>

GOP senators take tough line with Erdogan on Syria and Russia in White House meeting

By Jeremy Diamond, Jim Acosta and Kevin Liptak, CNN A handful of Republican senators on Wednesday warned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a candid and at times tense meeting that Turkey will face US sanctions... More>>

Barr blames impeachment inquiry for derailing gun legislation efforts

By David Shortell, CNN Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that efforts in Washington to pass gun legislation in the wake of a spate of deadly mass shootings have been derailed because of the impeachment... More>>

AOC on impeachment hearings: Republicans must 'decide what their role is going to be in the scope of history'

By Caroline Kelly, CNN Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Wednesday put the onus on Republicans to take a stand following the kickoff of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump and Ukraine. More>>

Deval Patrick tells allies he's running for president

By Jeff Zeleny, CNN Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told friends and allies in phone calls on Wednesday that he has made a decision to run for president, two people familiar with the matter say. More>>

US Defense Department Inspector General declines to open probe into Ukraine aid delay

By Zachary Cohen, CNN The US Defense Department Inspector General's Office is declining to open an investigation into why military assistance to Ukraine was delayed by the Trump administration. More>>

Chad Wolf is the new acting Homeland Security secretary

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Chad Wolf is now the acting Homeland Security secretary, according to a department spokesperson, making him the fifth person to lead the third largest department in the federal government under... More>>

'Truth matters': Prosecutors urge jury to convict Roger Stone for lying to protect Trump

By Geneva Sands, Katelyn Polantz and Giulia McDonnell, CNN Prosecutors closed their criminal trial of Republican politico Roger Stone on Wednesday by making a forceful argument that the longtime Washington operator had... More>>

Whistleblower timeline: Team Trump contacts and Ukraine

By Kevin Liptak, Paul LeBlanc and Olanma Mang, CNN President Donald Trump's acknowledgment that he discussed former Vice President Joe Biden in a July call with Ukraine's president has intensified scrutiny on his... More>>

Quick timeline of Trump-Ukraine events that led to impeachment hearings

By Zachary B. Wolf, CNN The impeachment inquiry centers on claims that President Donald Trump used US tax dollars as bait to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to open investigations that could damage former... More>>

Sign-ups slip in initial days of Obamacare open enrollment

By Tami Luhby, CNN Lower premiums and additional choices have yet to draw more people to Obamacare for 2020 as open enrollment begins. More>>

Donald Trump *definitely* didn't pay attention to the impeachment hearing

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Even as the public debate over his presidential future opened on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump wasn't paying it any mind. More>>

What the first public impeachment hearing tells us about the path forward

Analysis by Marshall Cohen, Kylie Atwood and Kevin Liptak, CNN The first public impeachment hearing on Wednesday lived up to the hype, and the daylong affair gave both parties plenty to chew on as the inquiry moves forward. More>>

Roger Stone associate denies direct contact with WikiLeaks founder during trial

By Katelyn Polantz, Geneva Sands, Devan Cole and Olanma Mang, CNN Roger Stone's criminal trial exposed on Thursday a pile of lies in texts and emails Stone sent to or received from others -- with testimony peppered by... More>>

Bannon testifies Trump campaign viewed Stone as access point to WikiLeaks

By Geneva Sands, David Shortell, Shimon Prokupecz and Caroline Kelly, CNN Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said in court on Friday that he and the Trump campaign viewed Roger Stone, a longtime Donald Trump... More>>

Federal judge presses Justice Department to release Mueller interview summaries in CNN lawsuit

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN A federal judge has prioritized the Justice Department's public release of witness interview summaries from Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation, suggesting Wednesday that more... More>>

Mississippi Democrat Mike Espy announces he will run for Senate against Cindy Hyde-Smith

By Chelsey Cox, CNN Mike Espy, a Mississippi Democrat whose heated special Senate runoff against Cindy Hyde-Smith in 2018 turned into a nationally watched affair, announced on Tuesday that he will challenge her to a... More>>

Most important takeaways from the first day of public impeachment hearings

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The House Intelligence Committee opened historic impeachment hearings Wednesday to investigate whether President Donald Trump (and his allies) abused his office in an attempt... More>>

How CNN got the secret Mueller interview documents

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN The release of the Mueller report was just the beginning. The headlines about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation this weekend came after months of legal pressure from CNN and others... More>>

Jimmy Carter 'up and walking' after hospitalization, pastor says

By Devon M. Sayers and Chandelis Duster, CNN Former President Jimmy Carter is "up and walking" after undergoing an operation Tuesday to relieve pressure on his brain, a family pastor said on Wednesday. More>>

Republicans shrug off impeachment hearings as 'boring'

By Kevin Liptak, CNN Heading into Wednesday's first public impeachment hearing, Republicans had argued the facts weren't there to impeach President Donald Trump. And they complained the proceedings were taking... More>>

House expected to pass spending bill next week as shutdown deadline looms

By Alex Rogers, CNN House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said on Wednesday that the House is expected to pass a spending bill next week to fund the federal government through December 20, just before a November 21 deadline to... More>>

Staff lawyers to take star role in first public hearings on impeachment

By Alex Rogers, CNN The underpaid and overworked lawyers on Capitol Hill will have their turn in the spotlight on Wednesday, as Daniel Goldman and Steve Castor emerge from their temporary home in the basement of the... More>>

Diplomat testifies EU ambassador said Trump's interest in Ukraine was 'investigations of Biden'

By Kevin Liptak, Kylie Atwood and Marshall Cohen, CNN Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, revealed new information in his opening statement during the first public impeachment hearing about President Donald... More>>

Trump administration proposes rule that would deny work permits to some asylum seekers

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Wednesday proposed a rule that would bar asylum seekers who illegally crossed the border from obtaining work authorization and delay when permits can be... More>>

Ruth Bader Ginsburg misses court due to illness

By Ariane de Vogue, CNN Supreme Court Reporter Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was not on the bench for oral arguments Wednesday due to illness, according to Chief Justice John Roberts. More>>

George Conway says he is 'horrified' over GOP's impeachment defense of Trump

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Conservative lawyer George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said Wednesday he's "horrified" and "appalled" with the Republican Party's defense of... More>>

Pompeo downplays impeachment inquiry ahead of diplomats' public testimony

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Just hours before two State Department officials become the first public witnesses in the House impeachment probe, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday dismissed that inquiry as "noise" and... More>>

Read: The most important documents related to the Trump impeachment inquiry

null The impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump has left quite a paper trail, which started with a whistleblower complaint about Trump's interactions with the President of Ukraine, led to the White House... More>>

Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan endorses Joe Biden

By Devan Cole, CNN Former Democratic presidential candidate Rep. Tim Ryan endorsed Joe Biden's presidential bid Wednesday, saying the former vice president has the ability to win swing states President Donald Trump won... More>>

Cuccinelli expected to be elevated to acting deputy secretary of Homeland Security

By Priscilla Alvarez and Pamela Brown, CNN Ken Cuccinelli is expected to be placed in the number two post at the Department of Homeland Security by Chad Wolf, the incoming acting Homeland Security Secretary, after legal... More>>

Convicted US soldier could soon have sentence commuted after Trump ordered review of charges, lawyer says

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN A US service member who was found guilty in 2013 of second-degree murder for ordering his men to fire on three men on a motorcycle in Afghanistan could soon have his sentence commuted by President... More>>

Suspicionless phone searches at the border are unconstitutional, court rules

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN A federal court ruled Tuesday that suspicionless searches of international travelers' smartphones and laptops at US ports of entry are unconstitutional. More>>

'Don't get discouraged': Jimmy Carter's church prays for his recovery after hospitalization

By Devon Sayers and Darran Simon, CNN A small crowd gathered Tuesday at former President Jimmy Carter's church where they prayed for his recovery hours after he underwent an operation to relieve pressure on his brain... More>>

How to watch Wednesday's impeachment hearing

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN The House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump is moving into its next phase this week with its first televised hearings. More>>

What, exactly, is Hillary Clinton doing?

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton was asked whether she might -- still -- run for president in 2020. Here's part of how she responded: More>>

Trump impeachment hearings today will echo through the ages

Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN The gravity and drama of the first televised impeachment hearings into Donald Trump's presidency on Wednesday will imprint themselves on history and reverberate far from Washington. More>>

Mulvaney's 'incomprehensible' legal maneuvering angers many

By Pamela Brown, Kevin Liptak, Katelyn Polantz, Jim Acosta and Kaitlan Collins, CNN The White House is entering a pivotal phase of impeachment proceedings amid internal consternation over legal strategy and fresh... More>>

How the impeachment hearings will work

By Phil Mattingly, CNN Make no mistake about it: Democrats all but acknowledge there will be a vote to impeach President Donald Trump. But this week, and the hearings that follow, mark an enormously important piece of that... More>>

Democrats' 2020 uncertainty has heavyweights thinking about a run

By Maeve Reston, CNN Three Democratic heavyweights this week have dangled the possibility of a 2020 White House run, a reflection of the extraordinarily unsettled nature of the Democratic field only a few months before... More>>

Washington Post: White House to livestream border wall construction

By Caroline Kelly, CNN White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and other administration aides are planning to launch 24-hour web cameras at the southern border to livestream wall construction, The Washington Post reported... More>>

Washington Post: Indicted Giuliani associate said he discussed Ukraine with Trump at donor dinner

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy Giuliani, has told associates that he and his business partner, Igor Fruman, discussed Ukraine with President Donald Trump at an April 2018 donor dinner, The... More>>

Report on probe into Russia investigation may be nearly finished

By David Shortell, Katelyn Polantz and Evan Perez, CNN Multiple witnesses who interviewed with the Justice Department Inspector General's Office as part of its probe into the opening of the Russia investigation have... More>>

Trump 2016 details hidden in Mueller report revealed in Roger Stone trial

By Katelyn Polantz, Geneva Sands and Giulia McDonnell, CNN Candidate Donald Trump expected leaks during the 2016 campaign that could hurt Hillary Clinton -- and his campaign openly welcomed them, a former top campaign aide... More>>

GOP's defense of Trump, Democrats' rebuttal and more from the impeachment inquiry

Analysis by Zachary B. Wolf, CNN The day before the first public hearings of the impeachment inquiry, House Republicans published an 18-page memo arguing that the system focused on President Donald Trump is flawed, that he... More>>

READ: Next week's schedule of public impeachment hearings

By CNN The House Intelligence Committee announced Tuesday that it will hear publicly next week from eight officials who have already appeared for closed-door depositions in the impeachment inquiry. More>>

GOP senators divided on whether to watch impeachment hearing

By Ted Barrett, CNN Republican senators are split on whether they will watch Wednesday's first public hearing in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. More>>

Chad Wolf moves one step closer to becoming acting DHS chief

By Priscilla Alvarez, CNN Chad Wolf cleared a vote Tuesday that paves the way for him to become undersecretary for the Office of Strategy, Policy and Plans at the Department of Homeland Security -- and eventually acting... More>>

Five things to watch for the first public impeachment hearing

By Jeremy Herb, CNN The impeachment inquiry is going public, a pivotal step for House Democrats as they try to make their case to the country that President Donald Trump should be the third president in US history to be... More>>

Stephen Miller privately promoted stories from white nationalist and fringe media organizations

By Oliver Darcy, CNN Stephen Miller, the controversial senior White House policy adviser who holds hardline views on immigration, promoted stories from white nationalist and fringe media organizations to staffers of the... More>>

Impeachment investigators slate open hearings for 8 more witnesses next week

By Jeremy Herb, CNN The House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday announced it will hear publicly from eight witnesses over three days next week, in another sign Democrats are pushing to complete their impeachment... More>>

Career diplomat told to keep his 'head down' is now set to testify publicly in the impeachment inquiry

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN A career diplomat who said he was told to "keep (his) head down" after being attacked by the President's personal lawyer will become one of the first people to testify in public as part of the... More>>

Is Pete Buttigieg peaking too soon?

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The last 48 hours may well be the best 48 hours of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg's 2020 presidential campaign. More>>

Hillary Clinton says 'many, many, many people' pressuring her to consider 2020 presidential run

By Paul LeBlanc, CNN Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said "many, many, many people" were pressuring her to consider a 2020 presidential bid, but held that it is "absolutely not in my plans." More>>

Leading the House impeachment inquiry is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

By Brian Rokus When Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California decided to join the House Intelligence Committee in 2008, leading an impeachment inquiry one day wasn't quite what he anticipated. More>>

New York Times: Trump floated firing intel watchdog who shared whistleblower complaint

By Caroline Kelly, CNN President Donald Trump has raised firing the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, for deeming a whistleblower complaint regarding the President's Ukraine dealings to be... More>>

Fate of DACA immigrants may hang on vote of Chief Justice Roberts

By Joan Biskupic, CNN Legal Analyst and Supreme Court Biographer At the close of Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over the fate of certain young undocumented immigrants, the question appeared to be: What will John Roberts do? More>>

Democratic voters want the 2020 field to shrink, not grow

By Dan Merica and Jeff Zeleny, CNN Two more Democrats are considering joining the 2020 presidential primary, despite voters sending signals for months that they are largely happy with their choices and would like the field... More>>

US has surveillance video of a possible war crime by Turkish-backed forces in Syria

By Ryan Browne and Jennifer Hansler, CNN As President Donald Trump prepares to welcome Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to the White House on Wednesday, two US defense officials tell CNN that the US military is... More>>

Hate crimes remain at heightened levels, FBI report finds

By Devan Cole and Josh Campbell, CNN The number of hate crime incidents reported to the FBI last year remain at the heightened levels they surged to in 2017, according to statistics released Tuesday by the bureau. More>>

The top US diplomat to Ukraine came out of retirement for the job. Now he's a key impeachment witness.

By Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood, CNN Ambassador Bill Taylor came out of retirement to lead the US embassy in Kiev -- a decision he did not take lightly. Now the longtime diplomat is a central figure in the House... More>>

Supreme Court justices seem split on DACA ruling

By Ariane de Vogue and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN The Supreme Court appeared to struggle Tuesday with the Trump administration's efforts to terminate the Obama-era program shielding hundreds of thousands of undocumented... More>>

Impeachment has stagnated in the polls. That happened with Nixon, too.

Analysis by Harry Enten, CNN This week is arguably the most important to date in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. It's the first time there will be public testimony, which comes at a time when the... More>>

Jimmy Carter recovering in hospital after surgery to relieve pressure on his brain

By Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Former President Jimmy Carter is recovering at a hospital in Atlanta after undergoing an operation Tuesday morning to relieve pressure on his brain, according to the Carter Center. More>>

Rahm Emanuel has a 2020 warning for Democrats

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large The 2018 midterms and the 2019 off-year elections were very, very good for Democrats. More>>

Fact-checking Trump's barrage of anti-impeachment tweets

By Daniel Dale, CNN President Donald Trump has lashed out again at Democrats' impeachment push, tweeting a rapid-fire series of arguments in his own defense over three tweets Tuesday morning. More>>

Don't lose sight of the impeachment forest for the trees

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large It's easy to feel overwhelmed by the ongoing impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump's conduct toward Ukraine. More>>

Pete Buttigieg joins top tier of candidates in new Iowa poll

By Grace Sparks South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg joined the leaders of the Democratic race for president in Iowa, up 14 percentage points since August, according to a new Monmouth University poll of likely... More>>

Dr. Ronny Jackson seriously considering a run for Congress

By Kevin Bohn and Kevin Liptak, CNN Dr. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's former chief physician and one-time nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, is seriously considering running for a Texas congressional... More>>

Mark Sanford suspends 2020 presidential campaign

By Rebecca Buck, CNN Mark Sanford, the former South Carolina governor and congressman who two months ago launched a longshot primary challenge to President Donald Trump, suspended his candidacy Tuesday. More>>

Ahead of public testimony, Bill Taylor reaffirms US support for Ukraine

By Jennifer Hansler, CNN Ahead of his public appearance before the impeachment probe into President Donald Trump, Ambassador Bill Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, penned an op-ed in a Ukrainian news magazine this... More>>

Giuliani builds his new defense strategy as impeachment hearings loom

By Michael Warren and Pamela Brown, CNN Rudy Giuliani has a cold. On the phone from Chicago, through sniffles and with a gravelly voice, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer spends 20 minutes on a Monday afternoon... More>>

Mulvaney will not pursue court fight over subpoena

By Katelyn Polantz, CNN Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney no longer plans to sue in federal court over his House subpoena in the impeachment probe. More>>

Michael Bloomberg visits Arkansas to file for state's Democratic presidential primary

By Dan Merica and Cristina Alesci, CNN Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is in Arkansas to file for the state's Democratic presidential primary, in the latest sign he is seriously considering a late entry into... More>>

Inauguration galas, an intimate dinner, and a White House party: Trump's 10 interactions with indicted Giuliani associates

By Andrew Kaczynski, Nathan McDermott and Em Steck, CNN President Donald Trump has had at least 10 encounters with Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, the indicted associates of Rudy Giuliani the President has adamantly claimed... More>>

The case for and against impeaching President Donald Trump

Analysis by Marshall Cohen, CNN Thousands of pages of transcripts are piling up, and top minds from both political parties are preparing their best strategy as the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump... More>>

House Republicans lay out central defenses of Trump in memo ahead of public impeachment hearings

By Phil Mattingly, Manu Raju and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN The Republican staff on the three panels involved in the impeachment investigation have drafted a detailed memo, circulated to GOP members of all three... More>>

Clock ticking as lawmakers move to avoid government shutdown

By Phil Mattingly, CNN Lawmakers (and reporters) are largely in a state of suspense as negotiators prepare for a very big week on the spending talks to avoid a potential government shutdown. More>>

Elizabeth Warren on getting men to vote for a woman: 'How about we give them a tough smart woman to vote for'

By Daniella Diaz, CNN Amid personal attacks from Vice President Joe Biden about her policies and her campaign, Sen. Elizabeth Warren was asked by a voter on Monday about how to get men to vote for a woman for president. More>>

Widow of Elijah Cummings to run for his seat in Congress

By Kaanita Iyer, CNN Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, widow of US Rep. Elijah Cummings, announced Monday that she will run in the special election for her late husband's former seat in Congress. More>>

Biden hits Warren's 'you do it my way' attitude and 3 other CNN town hall takeaways

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