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As Talks With Putin Loom, Ukraine Looks in Vain for U.S. Help

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KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainians are used to hearing the West call for stability in their country. This fall, the roles have reversed. “Ukraine would very much like to see a stable political situation in the States,” Oleksandr Turchynov, the previous Ukrainian president’s national security adviser, said in an interview. The...
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Elizabeth Warren Singles Out Billionaires in New TV Ad

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WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has found a favorite set of adversaries in the 2020 presidential race: America’s billionaires. In a new TV ad, Ms. Warren singles out a series of billionaires who have spoken out against her, showing footage of them and repeating her call for a wealth tax...
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Impeachment Briefing: What Happened on Day 1 of Public Hearings

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This is the Impeachment Briefing, The Times’s newsletter about the impeachment investigation. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weeknight. William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department official, were the first public witnesses of the impeachment...
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Behind a Star Witness, Democrats Take Their Impeachment Case to the Public

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WASHINGTON — William B. Taylor Jr. was the witness that Democrats had hoped Robert S. Mueller III would be but was not — the image, at least, of a wise, fatherly figure with Kevlar credibility expressing restrained but unmistakable disapproval of what he found when he turned over the rock....
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On Capitol Hill, Old-School Washington Keeps Circus at Bay

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WASHINGTON — After so much noise, a formal feeling fell upon the Capitol. The civil servants had entered the room. In a sense, seriousness itself stood trial on Wednesday as William B. Taylor Jr., the top American diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a top State Department official, strode...
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What We Learned From the First Day of Public Impeachment Hearings

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WASHINGTON — The House of Representatives held its inaugural open impeachment hearing on Wednesday, taking public testimony for the first time since endorsing the formal inquiry into allegations against President Trump. William B. Taylor Jr., the top United States diplomat in Ukraine, and George P. Kent, a senior State Department...
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Roger Stone Lied to Protect Trump, Prosecutors Argue at Trial

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According to the prosecutors, Mr. Stone falsely named Randy Credico, a New York radio host, as his go-between with WikiLeaks in July and August 2016. In fact, they said, he was relying on an author and conspiracy theorist named Jerome Corsi. Mr. Stone also falsely told the committee that he...
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Court Rejects Trump’s Appeal in Fight to Keep Financial Records From Congress

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WASHINGTON — A full federal appeals court on Wednesday let stand an earlier ruling that President Trump’s accounting firm must turn over eight years of his financial records to Congress, bringing the case to the threshold of a likely Supreme Court battle. In the latest of a string of court...
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Elizabeth Warren Singles Out Billionaires in New TV Ad

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WASHINGTON — Senator Elizabeth Warren has found a favorite set of adversaries in the 2020 presidential race: America’s billionaires. In a new TV ad, Ms. Warren singles out a series of billionaires who have criticized her, showing footage of them and repeating her call for a wealth tax on the...
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Read William Taylor’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

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Although I spent the morning of July 26 with President Zelensky and other Ukrainian officials, the first summary of the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call that I heard from anybody inside the U.S. government was during a phone call I had with Tim Morrison, Dr. Hill’s recent replacement at the NSC,...
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Who Is Ambassador Taylor? Key Witness in the Impeachment Inquiry

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WASHINGTON — A Vietnam War veteran with decades of diplomatic experience, William B. Taylor Jr. has provided some of the sharpest objections so far to the Trump administration’s shadow foreign policy campaign in Ukraine. At the State Department, Mr. Taylor is known for candor — even if it puts him...
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Impeachment Hearings Open With Revelation on Trump’s Ukraine Pressure

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The public hearings marked a turning point for House Democrats from which they are unlikely to turn back. After months of pursuit of Mr. Trump and years of Democratic agony over his flouting of political norms, the Ukraine inquiry now appear to have too much momentum to be turned back...
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Deval Patrick Tells Democrats He Will Run in 2020 Presidential Race

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NEW ORLEANS — Former Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts told senior Democrats Wednesday that he will enter the presidential race, according to two party officials, reversing his decision last year to forgo a run and adding yet more volatility to an unusually fluid Democratic primary. Mr. Patrick was calling a...
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After Heart Attack, Bernie Sanders Takes Long Walks and Eats Salads

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“I do think his age is playing into peoples’ decision, as well as perceived electability,” said Rachel Bly, the Democratic chairwoman in Poweshiek County, Iowa. Ms. Warren, she added, was “seen as more electable.” With that in mind, Mr. Sanders has displayed newfound determination to prove his resilience, an objective...
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Who Is Bill Taylor? Key Witness in the Impeachment Inquiry

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WASHINGTON — A Vietnam War veteran with decades of diplomatic experience, William B. Taylor Jr. has provided some of the sharpest objections so far to the Trump administration’s shadow foreign policy campaign in Ukraine. At the State Department, Mr. Taylor is known for candor — even if it puts him...
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Read George Kent’s Prepared Opening Statement From the Impeachment Hearing

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• Later, I became aware that Hunter Biden was on the board of Burisma. Soon after that, in a briefing call with the national security staff in the Office of the Vice President, in February 2015, I raised my concern that Hunter Biden’s status as board member could create the...
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Who Is George Kent? State Dept. Official Who Described Trump’s Actions as ‘Wrong for the Rule of Law’

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WASHINGTON — As the senior State Department official in charge of Ukraine, George P. Kent was so alarmed by what he viewed as President Trump’s efforts to initiate “politically motivated prosecutions” there that he wrote a memo about it over the summer — weeks before an anonymous whistle-blower’s explosive complaint...

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