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Biden accuses Trump of ‘abuse of power' in whistleblower scandal

29 days ago   |   By Politico

DES MOINES, Iowa - An angered Joe Biden on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of “using every element of his presidency to try and smear me,” and called for an investigation into Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president. “You should be asking him the question: why is he on the phone with a foreign leader, trying to intimidate a foreign leader?” Biden said. “This appears to be an overwhelming abuse of power. To get on the phone with a foreign leader who is looking for help from the United States and ask about me and imply things... this is outrageous. You have never seen...
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Trump Says He Had ‘Perfectly Fine' Call With Ukraine Leader

Trump Says He Had ‘Perfectly Fine' Call With Ukraine Leader

29 days ago   |   By Fortune

President Donald Trump urged the new leader of Ukraine this summer to investigate the son of former Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the matter said. Democrats condemned what they saw as a clear effort to damage a political rival, now at the center of an explosive whistleblower complaint against Trump.
It was the latest revelation in an escalating controversy that has created a showdown between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration, which has refused to turn over the formal complaint by a national security official or even describe its contents.
Trump is...
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For Biden, Whistle-Blower Complaint Could Cut 2 Ways

29 days ago   |   By NY Times

Reports that President Trump sought help from the Ukranian government could offer former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. both opportunities and risks.
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Biden to Trump: Make Your Call With Ukraine Public

Biden to Trump: Make Your Call With Ukraine Public

29 days ago   |   By Newser

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal wandered into the fray of the Trump whistleblower flap , backing up unconfirmed reports that what set off the hubbub was a July phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Journal reported that Trump "repeatedly" asked Zelensky to work with attorney...
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Trump tries to move Ukraine scandal's focus toward Biden

Trump tries to move Ukraine scandal's focus toward Biden

29 days ago   |   By Politico

President Donald Trump on Saturday sought to deflect the glare of the Ukraine whistleblower controversy onto Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, echoing a public campaign by his allies to discredit his potential political opponent while continuing to play down his own role in it. "The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Government fire a prosecutor who was investigating his son, or they won't get a very large amount of U.S. money, so they fabricate a story about me and a perfectly...
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Trump flips media reports on Ukraine call as Biden ‘disaster'

Trump flips media reports on Ukraine call as Biden ‘disaster'

29 days ago   |   By New York Post

President Trump disputed media reports he pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden's son Hunter - and sought to turn the story against his potential 2020 electoral foe Saturday. “Nothing was said that was in any way wrong,” Trump tweeted of his July phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Instead, Trump wrote,...
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Biden's LGBTQ record draws scrutiny at Iowa presidential forum

29 days ago   |   By National Post

CEDAR RAPIDS - Former Vice President Joe Biden's decades-long record on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues was scrutinized on Friday in Iowa at the first major forum focused on the topic during the 2020 Democratic presidential nominating contest.
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Joe Biden Denounces Report Trump Urged Ukraine President to Investigate the Former Vice President's Son

29 days ago   |   By Time

Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday decried reports that President Donald Trump urged the president of Ukraine to look into his son's business dealings there.
Biden said in a statement that if the reports are true, “Then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse his power and abase our country.”
The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said Trump should release the transcript of his July phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “so that the American people can judge for themselves.”
Biden released the statement after news organizations reported...
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Mulvaney defends Ukraine statements, says he didn't offer to resign

Mulvaney defends Ukraine statements, says he didn't offer to resign

Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday again denied any “quid pro quo” in the handling of U.S. military funds to Ukraine, though acknowledging his White... Read more ...

Nancy Pelosi In Jordan For 'Vital Discussions' Amid Escalating Syria Crisis

Nancy Pelosi In Jordan For 'Vital Discussions' Amid Escalating Syria Crisis

The House speaker was part of a bipartisan delegation of U.S. lawmakers that met with Jordan's King Abdullah II on Saturday. Read more ...

Defense chief: U.S. troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

Defense chief: U.S. troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT - Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under current plans all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will... Read more ...

Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

Trump says his Doral resort will no longer host G7 summit

President Donald Trump announced Saturday that next year's G-7 conference will not take place at his Doral resort. "Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational... Read more ...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders At Comeback Rally In Queens

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Endorses Bernie Sanders At Comeback Rally In Queens

The Sanders campaign estimated that the rally drew nearly 26,000 attendees, which would make it the largest Democratic presidential rally of this cycle. Read more ...

Justin Amash Claims 'Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset'

Justin Amash Claims 'Hillary Clinton Is A Donald Trump Asset'

The Michigan congressman rebuked Clinton's suggestion that Tulsi Gabbard is a Russian asset, warning it helps Trump. Read more ...

How Bernie Sanders' heart attack helped convince Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to...

How Bernie Sanders' heart attack helped convince Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to publicly endorse him, after months of indecision

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders ' presidential campaign as he was hospitalized in Nevada following a heart attack. But the freshman congresswoman was... Read more ...

Stephanie Grisham: Mick Mulvaney 'Did A Great Job' At Disastrous Press Briefing

Stephanie Grisham: Mick Mulvaney 'Did A Great Job' At Disastrous Press Briefing

That was the briefing in which Trump's chief of staff admitted there was a quid pro quo with Ukraine. Read more ...

Experts Dismiss Trump's Threat to Sue Network

Experts Dismiss Trump's Threat to Sue Network

President Trump's lawyers and reelection campaign have threatened CNN with a lawsuit for falsely calling itself a news organization. "Never in the history of this country has a... Read more ...

Supreme Court Steps Into Case Over Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Supreme Court Steps Into Case Over Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The CFPB, a federal consumer finance watchdog agency, was created as part of the Dodd-Frank legislation in response to the financial crisis. Read more ...