Ethics and Official Misconduct

The Key Members of the House Intelligence Committee to Watch During Impeachment Hearings

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — When the curtain rises on the first formal day of televised impeachment hearings into President Trump, members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will be seated on the dais, questioning witnesses alongside the lead Democratic and Republican investigators. The committee, affectionately known on Capitol Hill by […]

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White House Ukraine Expert Sought to Correct Transcript of Trump Call

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House impeachment investigators on Tuesday that the White House transcript of a July call between President Trump and Ukraine’s president omitted crucial words and phrases, and that his attempts to include them failed, […]

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Democrats Unveil Proposed Rules for Public Impeachment Proceedings

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers would be allowed to present a formal defense of him and cross-examine witnesses once the House Judiciary Committee begins debate over whether to impeach him, under proposed rules House Democrats unveiled on Tuesday to begin the next, more public phase of their inquiry. A vote […]

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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: What Happened Today

NYT > U.S. > Politics ImageFiona Hill, President Trump’s former adviser on Russia and Europe, arriving Monday on Capitol Hill.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times What happened today Fiona Hill, the president’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe, testified privately before House investigators. She was expected to say that she and other Trump officials strongly […]

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The Trump Impeachment Inquiry: Latest Updates

NYT > U.S. > Politics Here’s what you need to know: House investigators are questioning a former White House Russia aide as the impeachment inquiry gains speed. No stranger to spectacle, Matt Gaetz gets the boot. The White House condemned a violent video as the president pressed his attack on one of its subject. Catch […]

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2nd Official Is Weighing Whether to Blow the Whistle on Trump’s Ukraine Dealings

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — A second intelligence official who was alarmed by President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine is weighing whether to file his own formal whistle-blower complaint and testify to Congress, according to two people briefed on the matter. The official has more direct information about the events than the first whistle-blower, […]

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Trump Was Repeatedly Warned That Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Was ‘Completely Debunked’

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump was repeatedly warned by his own staff that the Ukraine conspiracy theory that he and his lawyer were pursuing was “completely debunked” long before the president pressed Ukraine this summer to investigate his Democratic rivals, a former top adviser said on Sunday. Thomas P. Bossert, who […]

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White House Tried to ‘Lock Down’ Ukraine Call Records, Whistle-Blower Says

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — After hearing President Trump tried to persuade Ukraine to investigate a 2020 campaign rival, senior officials at the White House scrambled to “lock down” records of the call, in particular the official complete transcript, a whistle-blower Members of the House and Senate intelligence committees and a group of […]

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Pelosi Accuses White House of Cover-Up as Maguire Says Case Is ‘Unprecedented’: Live Updates

NYT > U.S. > Politics Video Joseph Maguire, the acting director of national intelligence, appears before the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday.CreditCreditErin Schaff/The New York Times Here’s what you need to know: The acting intelligence chief defended the whistle-blower, calling the complaint “totally unprecedented.” Pelosi accused the White House covering up the Ukraine matter. Maguire […]

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Whistle-Blower Is Said to Allege Concerns About White House Handling of Ukraine Call

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The intelligence officer who filed a whistle-blower complaint about President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine raised alarms not only about what the two men said The Trump-Zelensky Phone Call: Key Takeaways From Two New Documents Sept. 25, 2019 Intelligence Whistle-Blower Law, Explained Sept. 20, 2019 Trump […]

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