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Fox PoliticsNov 19, 2019
Trump impeachment hearings: Live updates from day three
The third day of the House impeachment hearings are scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.

CNN PoliticsNov 19, 2019
Four witnesses to testify Tuesday at back-to-back public impeachment hearings
The House's impeachment hearing marathon is underway.

Politics - U.S. HouseNov 19, 2019
Who Is Alexander Vindman? White House Aide Reported Ukraine Concerns
The decorated combat veteran and top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council will be the first active-duty military officer to take part in the public impeachment hearings.

Former White House Physician: 'Neurological Issue'... (Drudge Report)
Trump's Ukraine call gets scrutiny with White House officials' testimony (Politico)

The Daily BeastNov 19, 2019
Ron Johnson, the Senator With an Outsized Role in the Ukraine Saga
STR/NurPhoto/GettyAmong the 100 U.S. senators who could decide President Trump's fate in an impeachment trial, only one of them can claim to be a fact witness to the allegations at hand as much as they can claim to be a juror: Sen. Ron Johnson.

The two-term Wisconsin Republican chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's panel on Europe, and as part of that role, he has been as engaged as anyone in Congress on matters involving Ukraine. As a result, he has become a go-to lawmaker for the White House for the region.

But in the issues at the heart of the House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry, Johnson has played an even more outsized role than his jurisdiction entails. The senator has been an inescapable presence in the Ukraine saga: Not only has he been present for several key events in the timeline of Trumpworld's apparent push to get Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, Johnson has also had personal conversations with many of the major figures involved, from Trump to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to U.S. Ambassador to the E.U. Gordon Sondland.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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New York Times PoliticsNov 19, 2019
Impeachment Hearings: Live Updates as Vindman and Williams Begin Testimony
President Trump says his call with Ukraine's leader was "perfect," but top White House officials are expected to disagree as Democrats continue to build their case for removing Mr. Trump from office.

Reuters PoliticsNov 19, 2019
Democrat Warren vows to use 'every tool' to combat white nationalist violence
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday if elected to the White House she would use "every tool" at her disposal to combat white nationalist violence, beginning with directing the FBI and Justice Department to put a renewed focus on domestic terrorism.

Drudge ReportNov 19, 2019

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CNN PoliticsNov 19, 2019
House to vote on short-term funding bill to avert shutdown ahead of looming deadline
The House of Representatives is expected to vote on Tuesday to approve a short-term funding bill in an effort to avert a government shutdown before funds expire later in the week.

CNN PoliticsNov 18, 2019
Impeachment inquiry's first witness to testify again -- publicly
Kurt Volker, the former US special envoy for Ukraine who was the first witness to testify in the House impeachment inquiry, remains a key figure in Democrats' Ukraine probe as he prepares to testify publicly Tuesday.

Fox PoliticsNov 18, 2019
Democrats' make-or-break week of impeachment hearings kicks off, as contradictions surface in testimony
The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in back-to-back-to-back live sessions.

House Democrats Adopt a Sharper, Simpler Vocabulary (New York Times Politics)

Fox PoliticsNov 18, 2019
No mention of Bidens, Burisma while Ukraine military aid was held up, State official testifies
David Hale, the State Department's No. 3 official, testified in a Nov. 6 closed-door deposition that no one in the Trump administration or any "government channel" ever mentioned former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter as a reason for withholding aid from Ukraine, according to a transcript of his remarks released late Monday by House Democrats in their impeachment inquiry.

New York Times PoliticsNov 18, 2019
White House Denies Trump Health Emergency
Two days after a mysterious, unannounced hospital visit, President Trump's physician issued a late-night statement attributing it to "regular, primary preventative care."

The Daily BeastNov 18, 2019
Sondland to U.S. Diplomat, Trump Only Only Cares About ‘Big Stuff' Like the Biden Investigation
Chip SomodevillaThe U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told State Department officials and staffers in Kiev that Donald Trump didn't "give a shit about Ukraine" and only cared about the country launching an investigation into 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter. 

That's according to a newly released transcript from the deposition of David Holmes, a U.S. diplomat based in Kiev who testified before House impeachment investigators last week. 

During the Nov. 15, closed-door hearing, Holmes told investigators that he accompanied Sondland and two other department staffers to a restaurant in Kiev where he asked the EU ambassador about President Trump's thoughts on Ukraine.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

PoliticoNov 18, 2019
Yes, It's OK to Speculate on the President's Health
Given the record of this White House, and the long history of presidential medical coverups, it's almost a responsibility.

Fox PoliticsNov 18, 2019
Biden's South Carolina firewall remains firm, poll suggests
A new public opinion survey in South Carolina - the first southern state to vote in the race for the White House - shows former Vice President Joe Biden holding a large lead over his rivals for the Democratic nomination.

Reuters PoliticsNov 18, 2019
White House indicates support for stopgap bill to avoid government shutdown: McConnell
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday the Trump administration had voiced support for legislation providing temporary funds for an array of federal agencies through Dec. 20 to avert shutdowns at the end of this week.

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CNN PoliticsNov 18, 2019
House Republicans ask GOP senator for info on Ukraine
House Republicans are asking a Republican senator who spoke to President Donald Trump and the US Ambassador to the European Union about the freezing of US security aid to Ukraine to provide information relevant to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

The Daily BeastNov 17, 2019
Gordon Sondland Stepped in ‘And Things Went Really Off the Rails'
Pablo Martinez MonsivaisUkrainian officials arrived at the White House on July 10 expecting something approaching normal. They were in Washington for a scheduled meeting with then-National Security Adviser John Bolton with a plan to propose a new path for U.S.-Ukrainian relations under the umbrella of energy and security cooperation. All seemed to go well—until U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland stepped in. "That's when things really went off the rails," one person in the room said. 

It's been widely noted in testimonies by multiple House impeachment witnesses that Sondland interrupted the conversation between Bolton and the Ukrainians when he suggested that the Kyiv officials open investigations into Hunter Biden and the gas company he worked for if they wanted President Volodymyr Zelensky to land a White House meeting with Donald Trump. 

Bolton immediately cut the get-together short, witnesses said, in an attempt to save what had until then been a normal meeting. But what's been less clear—until now—is what happened moments later, when Sondland guided the Ukrainians into the White House's Ward Room. Three individuals familiar with the conversation described what happened next. 

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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