President Trump should have felt gleeful on July 25, the day after former special counsel Robert S. Mueller III testified to Congress in a slog of a hearing about the Russia investigation that failed to galvanize House Democrats to pursue impeachment.But when Trump picked up the phone at 9:03 a.m. in the White House residence for a 30-minute chat with the newly elected president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, his political enemies clearly were still on his mind.Trump’s attempts to persuade Zelensky to help investigate a potential Democratic rival in his 2020 race, as well as a critical part of the 2016 race, transformed the conversation into a crucial piece of evidence for the fourth impeachment proceedings in the nation’s history.The latest scandal has unfolded with remarkable speed even in Washington’s hypersonic news cycle and reflects Trump’s fixation on personal grievances, seemingly at any cost. It’s only been one week since the first reports … [Read more...] about News Analysis: Trump faces storm of his own making
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Niko Price, Associated Press Updated 3:05 am PST, Friday, December 14, 2018 FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018 file photo, a demonstrator waves the French flag on a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstration against the rise of fuel taxes. Across the world, people are questioning truths they had long held to be self-evident, and they are dismissing some of them as fake news. They are replacing traditions they had long seen as immutable with haphazard reinvention. In France, people who feel left behind by a globalizing world have spent the last few weeks marching and rioting to protest a government they call elitist and out of touch. less FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2018 file photo, a demonstrator waves the French flag on a burning barricade on the Champs-Elysees avenue with the Arc de Triomphe in background, during a demonstration against the rise ... more … [Read more...] about Analysis: In democracies’ political chaos, new model emerges
WASHINGTON (AP) — The more that special counsel Robert Mueller and federal prosecutors reveal, the darker grow the legal clouds over President Donald Trump. Trump's own Justice Department has now implicated him in a crime, accusing him of directing illegal hush-money payments to women during his 2016 presidential campaign. Mueller keeps finding new instances of Trump associates lying about their contacts with Russia during an election the Kremlin worked to sway in the Republican's favor. The president hasn't been charged with any crimes. He may never be. Whether a president can be prosecuted while in office remains a matter of legal dispute. But Trump also hasn't been cleared of wrongdoing. Each new legal filing underscores that the president is a central figure in investigations that already have brought down several people who worked closely with him and remain a threat to others in Trump's orbit. Even if the president is never charged with illegal activity, the months of … [Read more...] about Analysis: Russia probe threatens Trump, those in his orbit
Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press Published 1:17 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 A policeman stands watch outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case that has set off a diplomatic furor among the three countries and complicated high-stakes U.S.-China trade talks. less A policeman stands watch outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018. A Canadian court granted bail on Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States' request in a case ... more Photo: Andy Wong, AP Photo: Andy Wong, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 A policeman stands watch outside the Canadian Embassy in Beijing, … [Read more...] about Analysis: China plays hardball with ex-diplomat’s seizure