• Biden Administration December 18, 2021 7:43 am

    Senate Confirms Big Slate of Biden Ambassadors to End 2021

    The Senate has confirmed more than 30 ambassadors and other Biden administration nominees after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer agreed to schedule a vote on sanctions on the company behind the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will deliver natural gas from Russia to Germany

  • Biden Administration November 23, 2020 9:27 am

    5 Things to Know About Linda Thomas-Greenfield

    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Here are five things to know about the career diplomat.

  • Donald Trump November 16, 2019 10:44 pm

    Trump Emissary Ties President Closer to Ukraine Pressure

    Gordon Sondland, President Donald Trump’s emissary to the European Union, had a message when he met with a top Ukrainian official. Sondland said vital U.S. military assistance to Ukraine might be freed up if the country’s top prosecutor “would go to the mike and announce that he was opening the Burisma investigation,” a U.S. official told lawmakers. Burisma is the...

  • Donald Trump November 16, 2019 4:57 pm

    Fact Check: Impeachment Hearings And That Trump Tweet

    Over two days, the hearings by the House Intelligence Committee featured a variety of statements at odds with the known facts. Each day, the committee’s top Republican wrapped into his opening statement the provocative claim that Democrats went on a hunt for naked pictures of the president in a flailing attempt to come up with dirt on him. The lawmaker...

  • Donald Trump November 15, 2019 1:35 pm

    Amb. Yovanovitch Responds to Trump's Tweet During Testimony, Calls It ‘Very Intimidating'

    Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, responds to a tweet President Donald Trump published about her record as an ambassador.

  • Congress November 9, 2019 1:36 am

    Trump Tried Hard to Win Ukraine Biden Probes: Officials

    There was no hinting around, it was a straight-out trade, two key White House officials told impeachment investigators. If Ukraine’s new leader wanted an Oval Office welcome from Donald Trump — and he did — he would have to open a public probe into the president’s Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son. “There was no ambiguity,” said Lt. Col....

  • Donald Trump November 7, 2019 7:47 pm

    The Words Trump Had to Hear: Investigations, Biden, Clinton

    There were three words President Donald Trump wanted to hear from the Ukraine president: Investigations, Biden, Clinton. That’s according to the transcript, released Thursday, of an impeachment inquiry interview with career State Department official George Kent. “Potus wanted nothing less than President Zelenskiy to go to the microphone and say investigations, Biden and Clinton,” Kent testified. “Basically there needed to...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2019 11:55 am

    Impeachment Moves Forward

    The House of Representatives votes to move forward with impeachment of President Trump, setting the stage for public hearings.

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2019 9:55 am

    Impeachment Inquiry Focuses on White House Lawyers

    The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action. Deepening their reach into the West Wing, impeachment investigators have summoned former national security adviser John...

  • Donald Trump November 1, 2019 9:55 am

    Impeachment Inquiry Focuses on White House Lawyers

    The House impeachment inquiry is zeroing in on two White House lawyers privy to a discussion about moving a memo recounting President Donald Trump’s phone call with the leader of Ukraine into a highly restricted computer system normally reserved for documents about covert action. Deepening their reach into the West Wing, impeachment investigators have summoned former national security adviser John...

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 2:57 pm

    Trump Pick for Russian Envoy Grilled Over Ukraine

    The second-highest-ranking State Dept. official faces off with senators demanding to know why he didn’t know more about the Trump administration’s backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv.

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 3:48 pm

    Trump Pick for Russia Envoy Grilled by Senators on Ukraine

    The No. 2 official at the State Department faced off Wednesday with senators demanding to know why he didn’t know more about the Trump administration’s backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, issues now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into the president. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, President Donald Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 3:48 pm

    Trump Pick for Russia Envoy Grilled by Senators on Ukraine

    The No. 2 official at the State Department faced off Wednesday with senators demanding to know why he didn’t know more about the Trump administration’s backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, issues now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into the president. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, President Donald Trump’s...

  • Donald Trump October 30, 2019 3:48 pm

    Trump Pick for Russia Envoy Grilled by Senators on Ukraine

    The No. 2 official at the State Department faced off Wednesday with senators demanding to know why he didn’t know more about the Trump administration’s backchannel diplomacy with Ukraine and the dismissal of the former U.S. ambassador to Kyiv, issues now at the heart of the impeachment inquiry into the president. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, President Donald Trump’s...

  • California October 29, 2019 4:54 pm

    Vindman Delivers “Extremely Disturbing” Testimony

    Highly decorated Iraq War veteran and top Ukraine expert testifies about his concerns, and warnings, in the wake of President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukraine’s president.

  • United Nations October 24, 2019 8:51 pm

    Turkish and Syrian Ambassadors Clash at UN Security Council

    The Turkish and Syrian ambassadors clashed Thursday at their first U.N. Security Council encounter since Turkey launched a cross-border offensive earlier this month following the withdrawal of U.S. forces. The council met on Syria’s humanitarian situation, but the members’ top concerns were the state of a Russian-Turkish cease-fire agreement that divides up the border region and prospects for next week’s...

  • Donald Trump October 18, 2019 6:38 pm

    Trump Touts Turkey Cease-Fire, Even as It Appears Shaky

    President Donald Trump punched back Friday at criticism that his Syria withdrawal is damaging U.S. credibility, betraying Kurdish allies and opening the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State. He touted a cease-fire agreement that seemed at risk as Turkey and Kurdish fighters differed over what it required and whether combat had halted.

  • Donald Trump October 15, 2019 2:57 pm

    George Kent, State Department's Ukraine Expert, Testifies in Impeachment Inquiry

    George Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state in the European and Eurasian Bureau, is testifying to Congress behind closed doors as part of the Democrats’ impeachment probe into President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. Kent arrived on Capitol Hill under a congressional subpoena after the State Department ordered several former and current administration officials not to appear for scheduled...

  • Donald Trump October 15, 2019 4:45 am

    Former White House Adviser Strongly Objected to Ukrainian Ambassador's Ouster: Source

    Fiona Hill, a former White House adviser on Russia, told House impeachment investigators behind closed doors Monday that she had strongly and repeatedly objected to the ouster earlier this year of former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a person familiar with the testimony. Yovanovitch testified Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to fire her. Hill...

  • Donald Trump October 14, 2019 10:06 am

    Current and Former Diplomats to Testify in Impeachment Inquiry

    Fiona Hill, President Trump’s former top adviser on Russia and Europe, and European Ambassador Gordon Sondland will appear before Congress this week to testify on efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Joe and Hunter Biden. NBC’s Tracie Potts reports.

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