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Recent articles by William:

Bombshell book: What we know about John Bolton's allegations about Trump and Ukraine

Former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly claims in his book that Trump directly tied military aid to Ukraine to investigations. → Read More

Trump impeachment trial back today with defense team's second day of opening arguments

Trump said in a tweet Sunday he thought two hours was all his legal team had needed to take apart the Democrats' case against him. → Read More

Democrats demand Bolton testify after NYT report Trump directly told him Ukraine aid tied to investigations

President Donald Trump told John Bolton he wanted to freeze military aid to Ukraine until it investigated his Democratic rivals, a report said. → Read More

'He has not paid the price, yet': Trump tweet about Schiff crossed the line, Democrats say

Democrats said President Trump crossed a line Sunday, characterizing a tweet that said Adam Schiff "has not paid the price, yet," as a "threat." → Read More

Senate should remove Trump, majority of independent voters say in Fox News poll

Overall, 50% of registered voters said in a Fox News poll that President Trump should be convicted and removed in the Senate; 44% said he should not. → Read More

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin tells climate change activist Greta Thunberg to get an economics degree

Thunberg, 17, spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where she made an impassioned plea for the world to stop using fossil fuels. → Read More

'Donald, you're just jealous': Trump and billionaire 2020 Democrat Tom Steyer trade insults on Twitter

"Steyer is a major loser. Just doesn't get it," Trump tweeted Wednesday. Tweeted Steyer: "Donald, you're just jealous nobody wants to say hi to you." → Read More

Bernie Sanders surges into first in CNN national poll; Joe Biden maintains lead in another

Sen. Bernie Sanders surged into first place in a new CNN poll, the first time a CNN poll did not find Joe Biden alone at the top since the race began. → Read More

The rules for the Trump impeachment trial are set after fiery marathon Senate session: Here's what happened

The general procedures outlining how the impeachment trial will move forward were set after a Senate session that stretched into early Wednesday. → Read More

Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown 'fine' with Hunter Biden testifying in Trump impeachment trial

Several Republicans who oppose new witnesses say House Democrats rushed the impeachment process. → Read More

'Everybody brings some negatives': Sanders says gender an obstacle for female candidates

"I think everybody has their own sets of problems. I’m 78 years of age. That’s a problem," Sanders said when asked if gender hurts female candidates. → Read More

Graham, Dershowitz say effort to dismiss articles of impeachment 'dead' as they prepare for trial

Alan Dershowitz, who joined Trump's defense team, plans to argue that even if Trump did everything he is accused of, his acts aren't impeachable. → Read More

Trump loses almost every matchup with top 2020 Democrats in Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan, polls find

Out of all the matchups with top Democrats in the three swing states Trump only led Buttigieg and Warren in Wisconsin. → Read More

'I remember that call': Devin Nunes recalls 'odd' chat with indicted Giuliani associate Parnas

"I remember that call, which was very odd, random, talking about random things," Nunes told Fox on Wednesday. → Read More

'Red herring': Trump, Barr say killing of Iran's Soleimani was justified, whether or not threat was imminent

"I do believe that this concept of imminence is something of a red herring," Attorney General William Barr said of the debate over killing Iranian Gen. Soleimani. → Read More

'Democrats have to do better': Van Jones says no one in 'dispiriting' debate looked ready to beat Trump

"Democrats have to do better than what we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out," Van Jones said → Read More

'We can't change the rules midstream': DNC Chair Tom Perez defends commitment to diversity despite lack of it in Iowa debate

"I take a back seat to no one in my commitment to diversity and inclusion," said Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. → Read More

Defense secretary Mark Esper didn't see specific evidence of Iran plot against 4 US embassies

Trump did not say there was "tangible" evidence Iran planned to attack the embassies, only that he believed it to be probable, Esper said. → Read More

Pelosi warns McConnell, Senate Republicans they will 'pay a price' if they engage in 'cover-up'

The biggest concessions Nancy Pelosi wanted from Mitch McConnell was to allow witnesses and for documents to be allowed to be submitted for evidence. → Read More

'Collateral damage': Canadian CEO says 'narcissist' Trump to blame after Iran downs Ukraine airliner

"I am very angry, and time isn’t making me less angry," tweeted Maple Leaf Foods CEO Michael McCain, whose colleague was killed in the downed flight. → Read More