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The GOP’s own witnesses blew up their case and a Purple Heart recipient was accused of disloyalty. Here are the biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s impeachment hearings.

The second week of public impeachment hearings began Tuesday with four officials testifying about how President Donald Trump tried to strong-arm Ukraine into delivering politically motivated investigations. Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, and Jennifer Williams, a State Department official, offered firsthand accounts […]
The GOP’s own witnesses blew up their case and a Purple Heart recipient was accused of disloyalty. Here are the biggest takeaways from Tuesday’s impeachment hearings.
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Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were ‘inappropriate’

Kurt Volker, the former US envoy to Ukraine, made a substantial change in his testimony during Tuesday’s impeachment hearings before Congress. Volker has been accused of working with President Donald Trump‘s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and US ambassador to the EU, Gordon Sondland, to pressure Ukraine to investigate Trump’s political […]
Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were ‘inappropriate’
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Former diplomat Kurt Volker says Rudy Giuliani was a ‘direct conduit’ to Ukraine and demanded they publicly announce an investigation into the Bidens

In excerpts of his testimony to Congress, former US Special Representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker says that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani served as a backchannel between Trump and Ukrainian officials. Volker also said Giuliani personally demanded Ukraine put out a statement announcing the investigations into former Vice […]
Former diplomat Kurt Volker says Rudy Giuliani was a ‘direct conduit’ to Ukraine and demanded they publicly announce an investigation into the Bidens
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Gordon Sondland, a central figure in the Ukraine scandal, threw Trump and Giuliani under the bus in his opening statement to Congress

Gordon Sondland, the US’s ambassador to the European Union, will turn on President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani when he testifies in Congress’ impeachment inquiry on Thursday. Sondland will tell lawmakers he was against Trump’s decision to conduct Ukraine policy through Giuliani, according to his opening statement. He […]
Gordon Sondland, a central figure in the Ukraine scandal, threw Trump and Giuliani under the bus in his opening statement to Congress
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Trump’s top diplomat in Ukraine said in a text message that it was ‘crazy’ to withhold aid in exchange ‘for help with a political campaign’

Kurt Volker, the US’s former special envoy to Ukraine, told Congress that President Donald Trump’s chief diplomat in Ukraine said it was “crazy” to withhold military aid in exchange for political favours. “I think it’s crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign,” Bill Taylor, the US’s […]
Trump’s top diplomat in Ukraine said in a text message that it was ‘crazy’ to withhold aid in exchange ‘for help with a political campaign’