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Impeachment guide: The 9 witnesses testifying this week

House Democrats have set up the stage for a jam-packed slate of witnesses in the second week of public hearings of the impeachment inquiry.Over the course of three days, nine witnesses will tell their sides of the story as the House examines… Source: The Hill

Pompeo expected to announce softening of US position on Israeli settlements

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will reportedly announce a relaxation of U.S. policy towards the construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank, a move that is supported by Israel’s government but will likely be condemned… Source: The Hill

Democratic impeachment investigators looking at whether Trump misled Mueller

Democrats are looking into President Trump’s potential obstruction of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, including whether the president misled Mueller, as part of the impeachment inquiry, a House Judiciary Committee counsel told a panel… Source: The Hill

Trump cheers 'cordial' meeting with Fed chairman

President Trump on Monday met in person with Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the White House to discuss the economy and inflation. Trump, who has regularly criticized Powell and sought to… Source: The Hill

EPA chief arrives in Israel for water management conference

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler is visiting Israel this week, where the Trump official will deliver the keynote address at a water management conference.A press release from the EPA on Sunday said that Wheeler… Source: The Hill

Trump attacks Pence aide who called Ukraine call 'inappropriate'

President Trump railed against Jennifer Williams, a career foreign service officer and staffer to Vice President Pence, after she told lawmakers in closed-door testimony that Trump’s July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky… Source: The Hill

Giuliani: Impeachment proceedings a 'travesty'

President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani called the House impeachment proceedings a “travesty” in a tweet Sunday following the first week of public hearings.Giuliani, who some witnesses have testified was involved in the White House’s… Source: The Hill

Schiff knocks Mulvaney over failure to testify in impeachment probe

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) knocked acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney late Saturday over his failure to testify in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Schiff in a statement also condemned Mulvaney… Source: The Hill

Budget official says he didn't know why military aid was delayed: report

White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) official Mark Sandy, who testified in the impeachment inquiry Saturday, told congressional investigators that he did not know why aid to Ukraine was held up, The New York Times reported, citing two… Source: The Hill

Trump to tour Apple factory with Tim Cook on Wednesday

President Trump will tour an Apple manufacturing plant in Austin, Texas, with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday. White House spokesman Judd Deere confirmed an Austin American-Statesman report that the tour would occur in a tweet… Source: The Hill

Obama-era homelessness official removed by Trump administration

Matthew Doherty, executive director of the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH), announced Friday that he had left his position at the behest of the Trump administration.Doherty wrote in an email to co-workers the same day that the… Source: The Hill

Trump begins 'portions' of annual physical exam

President Trump on Saturday began portions of his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in… Source: The Hill

Barr defends Trump's use of executive authority, slams impeachment hearings

Attorney General William Barr on Friday offered a strident defense of President Trump’s use of executive authority and slammed House Democrats’ impeachment investigation as an effort to undermine him.“While the President has certainly thrown out the… Source: The Hill

White House backs Stephen Miller amid white nationalist allegations

The White House is standing by senior adviser Stephen Miller as he faces calls from dozens of Democrats to resign after newly released emails showed he circulated material linked to white nationalism to conservative media before… Source: The Hill

Trump opens new line of impeachment attack for Democrats

President Trump opened himself up to a new line of attack from Democrats by vigorously criticizing the record of a former ambassador to Ukraine who he ousted earlier this year after she faced a smear campaign from his personal lawyer.  … Source: The Hill

Yovanovitch impeachment testimony gives burst of momentum to Democrats

Democrats’ impeachment inquiry received a boost of momentum from the Friday testimony of Marie Yovanovitch, who faced public attacks by President Trump as she detailed in personal terms how a shadowy smear campaign successfully led to her removal as… Source: The Hill

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