Donald Trump’s presidency has been upended by an explosive whistleblower complaint that has snowballed into a fast-moving impeachment inquiry.
The scandal has ensnared dozens of people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and resulted in Trump becoming the third president in US history to be impeached.
What is impeachment? How did we get here? And what could happen next?
We hope this guide will help answer these questions. There’s even a table of contents below so you can jump to a specific section.
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Donald Trump’s presidency has been upended by an explosive whistleblower complaint that has snowballed into a fast-moving impeachment inquiry, ensnaring dozens of people on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and posing the most immediate threat to Trump’s presidency yet.
What is impeachment? Impeachment doesn’t mean automatic removal from office. The impeachment process can be thought of as somewhat analogous to a criminal proceeding, even though impeachable offences don’t have to be criminal offences. The House, like a grand jury, collects evidence, hears testimony, and drafts articles of impeachment – or charges – against the president.
Now that a majority of the House has voted to impeach the president on a charge of abusing his office and a charge of obstructing Congress, the Senate will hold a trial where both sides present their cases and senators act as jurors. If two-thirds of senators vote to convict the president on the charges brought by the House, the president is removed from office.
How did we get here? And what could happen next?We hope this guide will help answer these questions. We highly recommend you read the entirety of this story so you can be as informed as possible, but you can also jump to a specific section from the table of contents below.
Table of contents
First, here’s a 60-second explanation of what’s going on:
In early September, an anonymous whistleblower complaint lodged by a member of the intelligence community said that in a series of events culminating in a July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Trump used “the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.”
The complaint detailed concerns that Trump, days after withholding a nearly $US400 million military-aid package, used the call with Zelensky to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
Hunter Biden served on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian oil-and-gas company, from 2014 to 2019. Trump and his allies have, without evidence, accused Biden of using his power as vice president to urge Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating Burisma in order to protect Hunter.
The whistleblower’s complaint has been corroborated by the White House’s summary notes of the July 25 call, White House officials themselves, and the sworn testimony of several career diplomatic and national-security officials.
Multiple diplomats testified under oath that the Trump administration explicitly conditioned lifting the hold of the military aid to Ukraine on Zelensky publicly announcing investigations into Burisma and a discredited conspiracy theory that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election to benefit Hillary Clinton.
On Wednesday, December 18, the House of Representatives passed two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abusing his office and obstructing Congress.
After an impasse between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over whether witnesses would appear at the trial, Pelosi transmitted the articles to the Senate and appointed impeachment managers in mid-January.
After Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts swore in every Senator opening arguments from each side began last Wednesday.
Here are the key players, broken down by group. Click on their names to learn more about their role in the Trump-Ukraine scandal and impeachment inquiry:
White House officials:
President Donald Trump, who asked Zelensky to do him “a favour” related to an investigation into Burisma and the 2016 election.
Vice President Mike Pence, whom Trump used as a conduit to further get the message across to Ukraine that it needed to investigate corruption to get US support.
Jennifer Williams, a State Department official detailed to the Vice President’s office who listened in on the July 25 call and testified before Congress.
Mick Mulvaney, the acting chief of staff, who in a press briefing undermined Trump’s impeachment defence by confirming that the administration withheld the aid in exchange for an investigation into the Democratic National Committee server.
Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel and the White House’s first line of legal defence against the impeachment inquiry.
Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Eastern European affairs on the National Security Council who listened to the July 25 call and raised concerns about it to his superiors.
Current and former Trump administration officials:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who was also on the July 25 call with Ukraine. Pompeo is also accused of misrepresenting his involvement in the matter and obstructing congressional investigations into it.
John Bolton, the former national security adviser, who is said to have pushed back on the idea of conditioning assistance to Ukraine for investigations. He could soon testify before Congress.
Former NSC senior director for Eurasian and Russian affairs Fiona Hill, who gave powerful testimony to Congress about the efforts to pressure Ukraine into announcing investigations into the Bidens.
Attorney General William Barr, whom Trump entangled in the impeachment inquiry by asking Ukraine to work with Barr on corruption investigations and requesting that Barr hold a press conference clearing Trump of wrongdoing.
Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, whom Trump tried to blame for the Ukraine call after the fact. Perry is set to leave the administration at the end of this year.
Pentagon official Laura Cooper, who testified on November 20 that the DOD was aware of the freeze placed on the aid to Ukraine by late July, almost a month earlier than had been previously reported.
Intelligence community officials:
Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire, who transmitted the whistleblower complaint to Congress and was the first witness to testify publicly about its contents.
Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community inspector general, whom the whistleblower initially filed their complaint to.
The anonymous whistleblower.
Current and former diplomats:
Kurt Volker, the former US special representative for Ukraine, who gave critical testimony to Congress about the extent of Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s involvement in the Trump-Ukraine saga.
Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, a Trump appointee who testified that the pressure on Ukraine to investigate the Bidens was “insidious” and at least improper, if not illegal.
Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, a Vietnam veteran and career diplomat who gave explosive and damning testimony to Congress that it was his “clear understanding” that “security assistance money would not come until” Zelensky “committed to pursue the investigation.”
Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, a career diplomat who gave powerful and damning testimony that Trump and Giuliani pushed her out of her position for standing in the way of their efforts to compel Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
David Holmes, a political counselor at the US embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine who publicly testified along Hill about Giuliani and Sondland’s efforts to trade military aid for Ukraine announcing investigations into Burisma.
President Volodymyr Zelensky, a former comedian and first-time president who was elected this April on a platform of cleaning up corruption in Ukraine.
Viktor Shokin and Yuriy Lutsenko, former Ukrainian prosecutors-general who were involved in the investigations into Burisma Holdings.
Members of Congress:
Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, the person taking charge of the impeachment inquiry, subpoenaing witnesses, and holding hearings.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is guiding the trajectory of the impeachment inquiry in the House and recently called for a vote on a resolution to formalise the terms of the inquiry’s public phase.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who would set the agenda for an impeachment trial in the Senate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate who ran point on US-Ukraine relations in the Obama administration.
Hunter Biden, Joe Biden’s eldest son, who served on the board of the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings from 2014 to 2019.
Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personal attorney who served as an unofficial envoy to Ukraine and roped various diplomats into his efforts to demand that Ukraine investigate the Bidens and the 2016 election He’s now the focus of a federal investigation.
Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, two business associates of Giuliani’s who were recently charged with federal campaign-finance violations in connection with their Ukrainian lobbying work. Parnas is cooperating with the impeachment inquiry.
Asking a foreign government for material campaign aid is not only unprecedented from a US president, but it could even violate campaign finance laws against soliciting campaign contributions or help from foreign nationals.
Beyond the immediate threat to Trump and those in his inner orbit, the Trump-Ukraine scandal could have lasting geopolitical consequences that reverberate for years to come.
Ukraine is highly dependent on American military aid to defend itself from incursions from Russia. Ukraine has been engaged in a hot war with Russia, a US adversary, since 2014, when Russia invaded and annexed the peninsula of Crimea, a contested territory.
In his testimony to Congress, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, an expert on Eastern European affairs on the National Security Council, expressed concern about the military and political implications of the administration withholding the aid.
Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, also testified that the US withholding aid and signalling less support for Ukraine could further embolden Russia to take more aggressive military action and contribute to further destabilization of the region.
The possible outcomes
The impeachment process traditionally begins in the House Judiciary Committee, which on Friday passed two articles of impeachment against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
On December 18, the full House of Representatives voted to pass the abuse of power article by a vote of 230 to 197 to 1 and the obstruction of Congress article by a vote of 229 to 198 to 1.
The Senate is currently holding a trial where Trump will either be convicted or acquitted. Currently, Trump’s lawyers are presenting opening arguments in his defence.
For Trump to be removed from office, two-thirds of the US Senate – 67 members – must vote to convict him of articles of impeachment. Currently, the Senate consists of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents who caucus with Democrats.
If Trump is not convicted in the Senate, he stays in office, and it will be left up to the American people to reelect him or vote him out of office in 2020.
Here’s a timeline of events from our past coverage:
Trump tweets that he ‘NEVER’ told John Bolton that Ukraine aid was tied to investigations
Former national security adviser John Bolton says Trump directly confirmed a Ukraine quid pro quo in a conversation last year
A full video has been released showing Trump speaking with donors and calling for the firing of the ambassador to Ukraine
The White House is reportedly worried that House Democrats will continue to dig up damaging information on Trump after the impeachment trial
Democrats are having a field day after Trump’s lawyers accidentally made the strongest case to call witnesses in his impeachment trial
Day 1 of the Trump defence team’s opening arguments in his impeachment trial was a masterclass in disinformation
‘Give America a fair trial. She’s worth it’: House Democrats wrap their opening arguments in Trump’s historic impeachment trial
‘Take her out’: New recording appears to feature an angry Trump telling associates to ‘get rid of’ the US’s ambassador to Ukraine after he was told she bad-mouthed him
Even Trump’s strongest Republican allies are praising House Democrats’ impeachment presentation
Fox News legal analyst says there is ‘ample and uncontradicted’ evidence that Trump should be removed from office
‘If the truth doesn’t matter, we’re lost’: On day 2 of opening arguments, House prosecutors hammered Trump for abusing his power and laid the groundwork to remove him from office
GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz praised Democrats’ impeachment presentation and skewered Trump’s defence as looking like ‘an 8th-grade book report’
Trump says he doesn’t want John Bolton to testify in his impeachment trial because ‘he knows some of my thoughts’
House prosecutors wrap day one of opening arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial by imploring the Senate to choose country over party
Adam Schiff just highlighted a new discrepancy in Trump’s justification for freezing military aid to Ukraine
28 senators who were in Congress for Clinton’s impeachment, and how they voted then
Mitch McConnell pulled a ‘Machiavellian’ move to swing Trump’s impeachment trial in his favour
New poll on the eve of Trump’s impeachment trial finds that 51% of Americans think he should be removed from office
Trump is struggling to convince even his own base that they shouldn’t hear new evidence in his impeachment trial
Trump’s lawyers confirm their impeachment playbook is to argue the charges are ‘constitutionally invalid’ and should be tossed
The White House called the Democrats’ impeachment case against Trump a ‘dangerous attack’ in its first formal response
Trump’s defence team in his Senate impeachment trial will include Alan Dershowitz and Ken Starr
Meet the 7 House Representatives who will argue the case for convicting Trump in his upcoming impeachment trial
Trump lavished praise on Giuliani, then hinted he may throw him under the bus by denying any knowledge of a letter his attorney sent Ukraine’s president
The oath senators just took at the start of the impeachment trial is essentially meaningless
Ukraine launches criminal investigation into alleged surveillance of US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch
No tweeting: Senators have to keep quiet, stay off iPhones, and remain seated during Trump’s impeachment trial
House passes resolution to transmit Trump articles of impeachment to Senate to kick off trial
Nancy Pelosi just announced House impeachment managers for Trump’s trial – here’s what they do
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announces impeachment managers for Trump’s Senate trial
Giuliani associate Lev Parnas threw Trump under the bus in a new interview, saying the president ‘knew exactly what was going on’ in Ukraine the whole time
A GOP congressional candidate allegedly behind the surveillance of Marie Yovanovitch called her a ‘scumbag’ on Twitter, and spread conspiracy theories about Ukraine
A handwritten note on Ritz-Carlton paper shows Giuliani associate Lev Parnas spelling out his top goal for Ukraine’s president: Announce a criminal probe into Joe Biden
Lawyer for diplomat Marie Yovanovitch demands investigation after explosive documents suggest she was surveilled in Ukraine
Explosive new documents involving Rudy Giuliani and a Ukrainian associate show the shocking extent of Trump’s pressure campaign
Explosive new report says Russia hacked the Ukrainian company Burisma – most likely to get dirt on the Bidens
White House reportedly expects several GOP senators to break ranks and call for witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial
Most Americans think Trump’s escalation of tensions with Iran was driven by his upcoming impeachment trial
Susan Collins says she’s working with a small group of Republicans to ensure there will be witnesses at Trump’s impeachment trial
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will send Trump articles of impeachment to Senate next week
Trump reportedly told associates he killed Qassem Soleimani because he was under pressure from GOP senators before his impeachment trial
Trump’s impeachment trial could start as soon as next week
Pressure mounts on Nancy Pelosi to release articles of impeachment as Democrats side with Republicans on moving forward with a trial
John Bolton just became Trump and the GOP’s worst nightmare
Former national security adviser John Bolton says he is ‘prepared to testify’ in Trump’s impeachment trial
Not even Trump is distracted from impeachment by his assassination of Soleimaini
Like Trump, Clinton also launched an Iraq airstrike as his impeachment inquiry was heating up
The House of Representatives may not be done impeaching Trump
Explosive new documents reveal the lengths to which the Justice Department went to conceal the Pentagon’s concerns about Trump’s Ukraine aid freeze
Top Democrat says bombshell report about withheld military aid to Ukraine is a ‘game changer’ ahead of Senate impeachment trial
Judge tosses ex-White House aide’s lawsuit over impeachment testimony
Trump’s secret plan to pressure Ukraine reportedly pitted administration officials against each other
Joe Biden walks back his remarks about defying a congressional subpoena, but adds he is ‘not going to pretend’ that it isn’t a Republican-led stunt
The Democratic candidates whose supporters are most pro-impeachment are not who you expect
Joe Biden says he would not comply if he were subpoenaed to testify in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial
‘Trump is powerless’: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is doing to the president what no one else has in the 3 years since he took office
A stark call for Trump’s removal by an evangelical Christian magazine suggests there are cracks in his previously rock-solid base
Here’s what’s next for the Senate vote on impeachment
Trump was impeached with more votes against him than any other president
Trump’s impeachment means more for history than it does for today, and he still has a big shot at winning reelection
Democrats are playing hardball on impeachment, and it’s depriving Trump of the one thing he wants most for his reelection
TRUMP IMPEACHED: House of Representatives charges the president with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
WHIP COUNT: Here’s which members of the House voted for and against impeaching Trump
Trump took the stage at a campaign rally in Michigan while the House voted to impeach him: ‘It doesn’t really feel like we’re being impeached’
Trump created a bizarre split-screen moment by holding a campaign rally in a battleground state as the House voted to impeach him
Trump and Republican lawmakers have compared his impeachment to Jesus’ crucifixion, the bombing of Pearl Harbour, and the Salem witch trials
As impeachment debate wound down, House majority leader Steny Hoyer delivered a moving speech imploring Republicans to choose country over party
Rudy Giuliani smears former ambassador Marie Yovanovitch on Twitter and baselessly accuses her of ‘obstructing justice’
Trump said Rudy Giuliani took a fresh trip to Ukraine in search of dirt on Joe Biden ‘out of love’ for the US
Here are the biggest takeaways from the House Judiciary Committee’s official impeachment report accusing Trump of committing ‘multiple federal crimes’
‘I needed Yovanovitch out of the way’: Rudy Giuliani made a dangerous admission about his role in ousting a former US ambassador
30 House Democrats are pushing for Rep. Justin Amash to be an impeachment manager in Trump’s Senate trial
A new Fox News poll found that a majority of voters think Trump abused his power and should be impeached
The New York Times editorial board calls for Trump’s impeachment
Lindsey Graham says Trump’s impeachment trial will ‘die quickly’ in the Senate
House Judiciary Committee passes 2 articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
Mitch McConnell says he’s ‘taking his cues’ from Trump’s lawyers as the GOP mulls a strategy for an impeachment trial
Here are all the major newspaper editorial boards that support impeaching Trump
The public servants Trump smeared as ‘traitors’ and ‘human scum’ are Time magazine’s 2019 ‘Guardians of the Year’
Republicans are homing in on 3 main defences of Trump amid the Ukraine scandal. Here’s why none of them hold up.
House Democrats unveil 2 articles of impeachment against Trump, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress
Republicans hijacked the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearings and turned them into a circus
‘This a trap that Giuliani and Trump literally walked into’: Russia may know more about the Ukraine scandal than we do
White House says it won’t participate in Trump impeachment hearing
Nancy Pelosi made her case for articles of impeachment at a CNN town hall. Here are the 5 biggest takeaways.
Nancy Pelosi says House will move forward with articles of impeachment against Trump
Nancy Pelosi lambasted a reporter for asking if she hated the president, then stormed offstage: ‘Don’t mess with me when it comes to words like that’
Joe Biden tore into an Iowa voter who claimed he sent his son Hunter to work in Ukraine, calling him a ‘damn liar’ and challenging him to a push-up contest
The biggest takeaways from the House Judiciary Committee’s first public impeachment hearing
3 legal experts forcefully testified on Wednesday that Trump abused his power and should be impeached
The GOP’s only impeachment witness on Wednesday contradicted his own previous testimony
Progressive impeachment legal witness Pamela Karlan unexpectedly cited Brett Kavanaugh to argue foreign nationals shouldn’t interfere in US elections
One of the nation’s top constitutional experts unloaded on Trump in Wednesday’s impeachment hearing, saying he committed ‘impeachable high crimes’ and abused power
GOP Rep. Devin Nunes’ phone calls with Giuliani and one of his indicted Ukraine associates showed up in the House’s impeachment report
House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report found that Trump engaged in a quid pro quo with Ukraine and obstructed Congress’ impeachment inquiry
Ukraine’s president rejected one of Trump’s main defences for withholding military aid, but denied there was a quid pro quo
A recent court ruling could open the floodgates and let Congress haul in all of Trump’s allies who have refused to testify in the impeachment inquiry
2 US officials were so disgusted Trump withheld military aid from Ukraine that they resigned
Rudy Giuliani was angling for a 6-figure business deal with a corrupt Ukrainian prosecutor while pushing him to get political dirt on the Bidens
Women are the biggest supporters of impeachment and want Trump removed by an 18-point margin
Trump knew about the whistleblower complaint prior to unfreezing military aid to Ukraine a bombshell new report says
House impeachment investigators reportedly have secret recordings of Trump and Rudy Giuliani, given to them by Giuliani’s associate Lev Parnas
The US Supreme Court ruled to temporarily shield Trump’s financial records from Congress
‘Presidents are not kings’: Judge rules that former White House counsel Don McGahn must testify before Congress related to Mueller investigation
Former White House counsel Don McGahn has been ordered to testify before Congress. Experts say the court ruling may encourage Bolton and other top Trump officials to come forward in the impeachment probe.
A confidential White House review reportedly found emails from top officials trying to justify Trump’s Ukraine military-aid block
Moderate Republicans went all in defending Trump at the impeachment hearings, which means Democrats have no chance to win them over
Rudy Giuliani says he has ‘files’ on the Bidens that will be released ‘if I disappear’
State Department documents link Mike Pompeo to Rudy Giuliani in the months leading up to Yovanovitch’s recall
The 5 impeachment witnesses who locked down the Democrats’ case against Trump
Ukraine’s President Zelensky said he didn’t feel pressured by Trump. Here’s why that’s bogus.
There’s a huge loophole in the GOP’s claim that Trump’s sale of Javelin missiles to Ukraine shows his support for the country
Trump essentially admitted on live TV to doing the thing he’s accused of in the impeachment inquiry
John Bolton says his Twitter account was ‘supressed unfairly’ after he left the Trump White House, and he dropped a cryptic hint that a bombshell revelation may be coming soon
Here are the most important takeaways from every day of Trump’s impeachment hearings
Fiona Hill and David Holmes gave powerful testimony about how everything was about to ‘blow up’ with Trump and Ukraine. Here are the biggest takeaways from their impeachment-inquiry hearing.
Former NSC official Fiona Hill gave a master class on what it means to be a non-partisan fact witness
Former NSC official Fiona Hill blasted sexist attitudes about women’s anger in her impeachment testimony, and people love her for it
Impeachment witness Fiona Hill said she thought Gordon Sondland’s testimony about Biden wasn’t ‘credible’
Fiona Hill slams Republican lawmakers who’ve promoted ‘politically driven falsehoods that so clearly advance Russian interests’
Republicans are using massive signs to defend Trump so the cameras can catch them in the televised impeachment hearings
A Pentagon official unexpectedly blew up Trump’s defence in the Ukraine scandal and Gordon Sondland threw everyone under the bus. Here are the biggest takeaways from Wednesday’s impeachment hearings.
Defence Department official gives bombshell testimony that US and Ukrainian officials asked about frozen military aid on the same day as Trump’s call with Zelensky
Republicans are grasping at straws after EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland blew up one of their last defences of Trump
Trump’s ambassador to the EU says the president ordered him against his will to work with Rudy Giuliani on Ukraine
Cameras captured Trump’s Ukraine talking points, written in giant Sharpie letters: ‘I want nothing. I want no quid pro quo.’
The GOP warned Ambassador Sondland that he’d be ‘smeared’ by Democrats in the impeachment hearing before turning around and smearing him themselves
Rapper A$AP Rocky was a surprise focal point of Ambassador Sondland’s impeachment hearing testimony
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.
Republicans tried to smear Alexander Vindman by implying the US military officer has dual loyalty to Ukraine
Kurt Volker completely reverses his previous impeachment testimony and now says he thought discussions about political investigations were ‘inappropriate’
Republicans called Kurt Volker to testify and he promptly shut down the right wing’s biggest allegation against Joe Biden
Devin Nunes used all his time in the impeachment hearing to try to out the Ukraine whistleblower
23 photos show the key moments of Trump’s impeachment so far
Ambassador Sondland said Trump doesn’t ‘give a s—‘ about Ukraine except when it benefits him personally, official testifies
Marie Yovanovitch took aim at Trump, Rudy Giuliani, and top brass at the State Department in damning testimony
Marie Yovanovitch gave powerful and incriminating testimony in the Trump impeachment hearing. Here are the biggest takeaways.
Trump attacked Marie Yovanovitch as she testified about learning she was fired while honouring an assassinated corruption activist
Experts say Trump’s attacks on Marie Yovanovitch during the impeachment hearing amount to witness intimidation
Marie Yovanovitch was met with resounding applause and cheers after testifying for almost 7 hours in Trump’s impeachment inquiry
Congressional Republicans are repeating many baseless conspiracy theories in Trump’s impeachment inquiry. Here’s why they’re all bogus.
‘Sondland told Trump that Zelensky ‘loves your arse”: Official who overheard a call between Trump and a US ambassador testifies Trump asked about Ukraine investigations
Fox News anchor Chris Wallace called the impeachment testimony ‘very damaging’ to Trump. The network earlier ran a graphic referring to Bill Taylor as a ‘never Trumper.’
See the viral exchange where a Republican tried calling out Trump’s whistleblower during the blockbuster impeachment hearings and a Democrat had the perfect response
Bill Taylor and George Kent’s vivid testimony in the first open impeachment hearing blew up Trump’s defence in the Ukraine scandal
Bill Taylor and George Kent gave devastating testimony in the first Trump impeachment hearing. Here are the biggest takeaways.
A top State Department official blew a hole through one of Trump’s main talking points in the impeachment hearing
Longtime diplomat Bill Taylor testifies that he had never seen a US president make foreign aid conditional on their personal or political interests
Top US diplomat Bill Taylor revealed details of a previously unknown phone call between Trump and Gordon Sondland in his bombshell impeachment hearing testimony
State Department official George Kent accuses Rudy Giuliani of ‘infecting’ US-Ukraine relations with ‘false information’ and a ‘smear campaign’ in impeachment hearing testimony
Trump wants to fire the intelligence watchdog who told Congress about the whistleblower’s complaint
A Pentagon official’s newly released testimony further devastated Trump’s central impeachment defence that Ukraine aid freeze wasn’t linked to search for Biden dirt
Republicans are trying to shift the argument over impeachment to what was going on inside Trump’s mind, after testimony tore apart defences based on fact
Aides reportedly tried to anticipate the fallout from Biden’s son’s dealings in Ukraine back in 2014 but were shut down because he was consumed by grief
A businessman involved in Giuliani’s quest for Biden dirt claims he was sent on a mission to broker a ‘quid pro quo,’ and his testimony could be highly damaging for Trump
John Bolton’s lawyer dropped an intriguing hint that shows why he could be the most dangerous witness against Trump
House Intelligence members say committee has evidence of a Trump-Ukraine ‘extortion scheme’
House Republicans requested that Hunter Biden and the whistleblower publicly testify in impeachment hearings
Here’s how Trump could be impeached, removed from office, and still win re-election in 2020
Trump’s former top Russia adviser Fiona Hill’s impeachment testimony paints damning picture of pressure put on Ukraine
Here are the biggest takeaways from Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman’s blockbuster testimony against Trump
Ukraine was about to cave to Trump’s demands. Then the public found out about the whistleblower.
Rudy Giuliani lawyers up as federal prosecutors investigate and the impeachment inquiry ramps up
Transcript of Bill Taylor’s testimony underscores extreme lengths Trump went to in urging Ukraine to investigate Bidens
Adam Schiff announces public hearings in impeachment probe will begin next Wednesday
Former diplomat Kurt Volker says Rudy Giuliani was a ‘direct conduit’ to Ukraine and demanded they publicly announce an investigation into the Bidens
Gordon Sondland, US ambassador to the EU, is the latest witness to confirm a quid pro quo between Trump and Ukraine
An indicted businessman with ties to Rudy Giuliani is willing to comply with Trump impeachment inquiry
It looks like Trump and Giuliani’s efforts to intimidate and bully the former Ukrainian ambassador went much further than publicly known
Ukraine is firing the prosecutor who discussed a probe of the Bidens with Giuliani
Trump’s ex-Ukraine envoy said she felt ‘shocked’ and threatened when Trump told Ukraine’s president she was ‘going to go through some things’
The whistleblower at the heart of the impeachment inquiry has offered to answer written questions from House Republicans, lawyer says
Former White House official testified that military aid to Ukraine was held up by Trump’s demand to investigate Joe Biden
House passes resolution formalising impeachment inquiry into Trump as GOP continues to slam process
Former national security adviser John Bolton asked to testify in House impeachment inquiry
House Democrats took an important step in the impeachment inquiry, throwing a wrench into the GOP’s biggest defence
A top White House official is about to blow a hole through Trump’s main defence about the Ukraine call
It looks like the Trump administration’s pressure campaign against Ukraine may have gone further than freezing military aid
Intelligence veterans say Republicans storming a secure congressional facility was a ‘thuggish’ and ‘offensive’ stunt that risked national security
House Republicans stormed a closed-door impeachment hearing and refused to leave – and Trump approved of it
Ukraine just threw a huge wrench into Trump’s key defence denying a quid pro quo
Trump’s Ukraine envoy gave ‘damning’ testimony to Congress that prompted ‘sighs and gasps’ from people in the room
Putin and Hungary reportedly ‘poisoned’ Trump’s view on Ukraine and reinforced his belief that the country was ‘hopelessly corrupt’
8 Trump officials made stunning revelations about how the president and Giuliani weaponised the State Department
Mick Mulvaney publicly confirms Trump held up Ukraine aid for political gain
Gordon Sondland, a central figure in the Ukraine scandal, threw Trump and Giuliani under the bus in his opening statement to Congress
Trump’s White House counsel Pat Cipollone is the first line of defence when it comes to batting back House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry
The floodgates are opening as Trump officials publicly defy his orders and more whistleblowers come out of the shadows
FBI officials were ‘rattled’ and ‘blindsided’ by Trump’s call for Ukraine to manufacture dirt on Joe Biden
Prosecutors are scouring Rudy Giuliani’s bank records and business dealings in Ukraine as part of a widening criminal investigation
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether Rudy Giuliani violated foreign lobbying laws in Ukraine
Ex-Ukraine envoy says she was fired on ‘unfounded’ and ‘false’ grounds after standing up to Trump and Giuliani
A federal court ordered Trump’s accounting firm to turn over 8 years of his taxes to Congress
2 of Rudy Giuliani’s associates who prosecutors say helped him dig up dirt on Joe Biden have been charged with campaign finance violations
A White House adviser is flip-flopping on whether China gave him information on Joe Biden’s son after Trump asked Beijing to investigate the Bidens
White House says Trump ‘cannot permit his administration’ to cooperate with the ‘partisan and unconstitutional’ impeachment inquiry
A White House official who listened in on Trump’s Ukraine call described it as ‘crazy’ and ‘frightening’
The State Department blocked Ambassador Gordon Sondland from testifying to Congress about the Ukraine scandal
Trump is reportedly blaming Rick Perry for his infamous call with the Ukrainian president
House Democrats subpoena the White House and Mike Pence as part of impeachment inquiry
A 2nd intelligence official is considering filing a whistleblower complaint about Trump and Ukraine
Trump brought up Joe Biden during a June phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping
Trump reportedly personally ordered the removal of ambassador to Ukraine after people said she was impeding Biden investigations
Newly revealed text messages show Trump diplomats’ internal turmoil over his pressure on Ukraine
Trump’s conspiracies are reaching a fever pitch amid revelations that the whistleblower went to Congress before filing their complaint
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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’
2 top Trump deputies drafted a statement for Ukraine’s president committing him to pursuing political investigations for Trump
The Trump whistleblower told the House Intelligence Committee about their concerns before filing an official complaint
The State Department’s watchdog will tell Congress about efforts to intimidate officials from cooperating with the Trump impeachment inquiry
Mike Pompeo made at least 4 significantly misleading statements about his role in the Trump-Ukraine phone call
Trump used Mike Pence to tell Ukraine the US would withhold military aid while demanding that it investigate corruption
Pompeo confirms he was on Trump’s Ukraine call after previously dodging questions about it
Trump’s false theory that whistleblower requirements changed just before the complaint over his Ukraine call got shut down by the intelligence watchdog
The White House is ‘paralysed’ and ‘teetering on the edge of a cliff’ as it grapples with Ukraine fallout and ‘Hurricane Rudy’
‘Pure insanity’: Intelligence veterans are floored by Barr’s ‘off the books’ overtures to foreign officials about the Russia probe
Mike Pompeo reportedly took part in Trump’s July 25 phone call with Ukraine’s president
Trump pressed Australia’s prime minister to help Attorney General Barr investigate the origins of the Russia probe
Former Ukrainian prosecutor says Giuliani repeatedly pushed him to investigate the Bidens
A top State Department official at the centre of the Ukraine whistleblower complaint just resigned
Justice Department veterans say Trump could be accused of breaking 4 laws in the Ukraine whistleblower scandal
Rudy Giuliani claims that he’s ‘the real whistleblower’ and that no one will know the real story on Trump and Ukraine ‘if I get killed’
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Whistleblower says White House officials were ‘deeply disturbed’ by Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president and worried they ‘had witnessed the president abuse his office for personal gain’
Acting DNI Joseph Maguire undermined the GOP’s entire argument against the whistleblower in one sentence
The White House has a complete transcript of Ukraine call but hid it in a possible abuse of power, whistleblower complaint says
Trump suggested the whistleblower who filed a complaint against him is guilty of treason, which is punishable by death
The whistleblower who filed an explosive complaint against Trump is reportedly a CIA officer once assigned to the White House
The US’s top intelligence watchdog found Trump’s conduct so alarming it could expose him to blackmail
The Trump whistleblower raised concerns that the White House handled records of the call with Ukraine’s president in an ‘unusual’ way
Trump mentioned a wild conspiracy theory about the DNC and the Russia probe in his phone call with Ukraine’s president
Ukrainian officials say Trump would only talk to Zelensky ‘if they would discuss the Biden case’ in their July phone call
Nancy Pelosi brought a combative attitude to a phone call with Trump before launching an impeachment inquiry
The notes on Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president hint at a quid pro quo over investigating Joe Biden’s son
The US’s top spy agency referred the Trump whistleblower complaint to the DOJ for criminal investigation. The DOJ decided not to investigate.
Trump aides were so afraid he’d pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden that they tried to derail his call with the Ukrainian president
Trump tried to negotiate with Pelosi on the whistleblower complaint after she announced an impeachment inquiry. Pelosi told him to take a hike.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just announced the House will launch a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump amid whistleblower scandal
Trump confirms he withheld military aid from Ukraine before pressing Zelensky to probe Biden
Trump reportedly slammed the brakes on a $US400 million military-aid package to Ukraine days before he asked its president to investigate Joe Biden
‘DEFCON 1’: US officials are rocked by a whistleblower complaint involving Trump’s talks with a foreign leader
The US’s top spy agency just dropped a big hint that an ‘urgent’ whistleblower complaint involves Trump or someone close to him
A major whistleblower complaint at the US’s top spy agency involves a Trump phone call with a ‘promise’ to a foreign leader
The acting director of national intelligence is withholding a mysterious whistleblower complaint of ‘urgent concern’ that may involve Trump
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