In the first impeachment proceedings since Bill Clinton's presidency, the focus is on Trump's dealings with Ukraine, ranging from asking the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden to possibly withholding millions in security assistance.
US House panels conducting impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump release transcripts from closed-door depositions with former White House adviser Fiona Hill and current White House adviser Alexander Vindman.
Vice President Mike Pence's aide Jennifer Williams was subpoenaed to give her testimony, while former national security adviser John Bolton's attorney said he had no interest in testifying without being subpoenaed.
Democrats managed to secure the vote that defines the rules for the impeachment probe of President Trump with a 232-196 vote, which had two Democrats and all Republicans voting against the package.
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump's former national security advisor John Bolton has been asked to testify in the impeachment probe examining potential abuse of power by the president, US media reported.
Alexander Vindman, a decorated Iraq War veteran, rocked the White House with devastating testimony on President Donald Trump's alleged extortion of Ukraine as Democrats laid out plans for the public phase of the impeachment inquiry.
US president had earlier called on his fellow Republicans to "get tougher" in fighting the impeachment inquiry, which threatens to end his presidency.
President Donald Trump injected racial overtones into the House impeachment inquiry by comparing the Democratic-led investigation into his handling of US policy toward Ukraine to a “lynching,” which was historically used by whites against black men.
The statement comes a day after Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said there was no quid pro quo during US President Trump's phone call with the Ukraine president that sparked the House investigation.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff citing witnesses says that US President Donald Trump's phone call with Ukranian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was planned in advance and then followed up.
During a campaign stop, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden unexpectedly took the gloves off and explicitly called for impeachment.
US President Donald Trump boiled over at the impeachment inquiry Democrats are pursuing over his July 25 phone call to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
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