National Newswatch

Trump claims Marie Yovanovitch refused to hang his portrait in embassy in Ukraine

Nov 22 2019 — President Trump attacked former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday, saying she was “not an angel” and claiming she refused to hang his framed photograph in the embassy in Kiev for at least a year. “This ambassador that everybody says was so wonderful, she wouldn’t hang my picture in the embassy,” Mr. Trump […]

Trump doubles down on debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory

Nov 22 2019 — — U.S. President Donald Trump is still promoting a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, a day after a former White House security adviser called it a “fictional narrative.” Trump called in to “Fox & Friends” on Friday and said he was trying to root out corruption in the Eastern European nation […]

Lindsey Graham Begins Senate Investigation Into The Bidens

Nov 21 2019 — — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting documentation on former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s work in Ukraine on Thursday, as the week’s public impeachment inquiry hearings in the House drew to a close. In his two-page letter, Graham asked for a […]

Former national security official says Trump sent ambassador on ‘domestic political errand’

Nov 21 2019 — — A former national security official said a U.S. ambassador carried out a controversial “domestic political errand” for U.S. President Donald Trump on Ukraine, an allegation undercutting a main line of the president’s defence, as the impeachment inquiry continued Thursday in Washington. Fiona Hill told U.S. House investigators she came to realize Ambassador Gordon Sondland wasn’t […]

Impeachment: Hill says Ukraine election meddling a ‘fictional narrative’ distracting from Russia

Nov 21 2019 — — A former White House Russia analyst sternly warned Republican lawmakers — and implicitly President Donald Trump — to quit pushing a “fictional” narrative that Ukraine, not Russia interfered in the 2016 election as they defend Trump in the impeachment inquiry. In Thursday testimony, Fiona Hill, a career expert on Russia, and David Holmes, a State […]

U.S. Democratic debate: Presidential candidates clash, again, over ‘Medicare for All’

Nov 21 2019 — — The top Democratic presidential candidates are clashing over a “Medicare for All” plan to provide universal, government-run health insurance — again. Wednesday’s tussle began with squabbles over a program that some Democrats worry could alienate swing voters who are wary of fully government-run health care and fear it would be extraordinarily difficult to get through […]

Prince Andrew stepping back from royal duties

Nov 20 2019 — — The Duke of York is stepping back from royal duties for the “foreseeable future” due to the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Prince Andrew said his links with the convicted sex offender had become a “major disruption” to the Royal Family. In a statement, he said he deeply sympathised with Epstein’s victims and “everyone who has been […]

Sondland testimony targets Trump, Pompeo and confirms deal with Ukraine

Nov 20 2019 — — Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland is pointing the finger at President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former national security adviser John Bolton in explosive public testimony on Wednesday in which he says explicitly there was a “quid quo pro” linking a White House visit for Ukraine’s president to investigations into Trump’s […]

Sondland testifies at pivotal impeachment hearing — live updates

Nov 20 2019 — In the most high-stakes testimony in the impeachment inquiry yet, the House will hear testimony from the U.S. diplomat who discussed efforts to pressure Ukraine directly with President Trump. Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the EU, will appear before the House Intelligence Committee Wednesday morning to explain his shifting testimony, as well as conversations […]