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Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

Why a question about Ukraine sent Mike Pompeo into a rage

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo allegedly verbally harassed an NPR reporter for having the audacity to ask him about his leadership ... of the State Department. During a Friday interview with Pompeo on US policy toward Iran, All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly asked the secretary of state whether he owed an apology to…
Trump’s hold of Ukraine aid was illegal, according to the US government’s top watchdog

Trump’s hold of Ukraine aid was illegal, according to the US government’s top watchdog

The US government’s top internal watchdog has determined that the Trump administration broke the law when it withheld military aid to Ukraine last year after Congress had approved its disbursal. Coming on the very day the Senate is swearing in the judge in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, the finding could potentially bolster Democrats’ case…
In a bid for peace, Ukraine swaps 200 prisoners with pro-Russian separatists

In a bid for peace, Ukraine swaps 200 prisoners with pro-Russian separatists

The Ukrainian government exchanged 200 prisoners with pro-Russian separatists in the embattled eastern region of the country on Sunday afternoon — a move experts say represents a step toward peaceful relations between Ukraine and Russia, which have been locked in a conflict for more than five years. The prisoner swap was agreed upon earlier this…
Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev Parnas

Devin Nunes was directly involved in the push for Biden Ukraine investigations, says Lev...

Ed MacMahon, a lawyer for Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas, who faces charges of campaign finance violations, has told the Daily Beast that his client helped Republican Rep. Devin Nunes arrange meetings meant to advance the Ukrainian investigations into the Biden family that are at the center of the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald…
Trump reportedly wanted Bill Barr to give a press conference about his Ukraine call

Trump reportedly wanted Bill Barr to give a press conference about his Ukraine call

Attorney General William Barr has mostly stayed quietly on the sidelines in the Ukraine impeachment investigation — apparently to President Donald Trump’s irritation. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump had wanted Barr to hold a press conference declaring the president had done nothing wrong in his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr…
Lindsey Graham keeps moving the goalposts to downplay Trump’s Ukraine dealings

Lindsey Graham keeps moving the goalposts to downplay Trump’s Ukraine dealings

On Tuesday, US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland revised his original testimony to congressional impeachment investigators — and confirmed that the Trump administration withheld military aid to Ukraine as leverage to try and get the new Ukrainian government to do political favors for Trump. In short, Sondland confirmed the existence of a quid…
Read: Top State Department official’s testimony outlining Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo

Read: Top State Department official’s testimony outlining Trump’s Ukraine quid pro quo

William Taylor, the top US diplomat in Ukraine, used his opening statement in testimony for the congressional impeachment inquiry on Tuesday to say that there was, indeed, a quid pro quo. What’s more, President Donald Trump knew all about it and even ordered it. The ambassador told three Democratic-led House committees that Trump made military…
The White House admits to a Ukraine quid pro quo. Just not that one.

The White House admits to a Ukraine quid pro quo. Just not that one.

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney admitted — on camera, in front of reporters, in the White House briefing room — that the Trump administration withheld military aid to Ukraine to get it to investigate absurd, debunked conspiracy theories President Donald Trump believes in. That’s a clear quid pro quo — something the…
This 2016 letter proves that GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense

This 2016 letter proves that GOP attacks on Biden over Ukraine are nonsense

Trump’s core argument against Joe Biden is that then-Vice President Biden improperly used the power of his office to get a Ukrainian general prosecutor fired in order to stop him from investigating a Ukrainian gas company that Biden’s son Hunter served on the board of. The reality is that the Obama administration — as well…
Report: Mike Pompeo listened to Trump’s July 25 Ukraine call

Report: Mike Pompeo listened to Trump’s July 25 Ukraine call

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly listened in on the July 25 phone call between US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky — indicating that the State Department’s top official was aware of the president’s efforts to coerce a foreign leader to investigate Trump’s 2020 opponent. The Wall Street Journal’s Courtney McBride first…

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