Karoun Demirjian, Washington Post

Karoun Demirjian

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Recent articles by Karoun:

Pelosi: ‘I’m not on a timetable. I’m on a mission.’

During a CNN town hall, the House speaker shrugged at the suggestion that she could retire if a Democrat wins the White House in 2020. → Read More

Adam Schiff: Trump’s Ukraine actions constitute bribery. ‘That’s exactly what’s gone on here.’

The House Intelligence chair says it is up to the Judiciary Committee to decide whether to pursue such a charge among articles of impeachment. → Read More

Sondland’s testimony advances likely impeachment charge of obstruction

The ambassador to the European Union’s assertion that the Trump administration kept him from accessing his own emails adds new ammunition to Democrats’ charge that the White House tried to cover up its activities in Ukraine through a campaign of obstruction. → Read More

On eve of open hearings, GOP, Democrats lay out competing cases on impeachment

The memos from Democrats and Republicans show the parties are fundamentally at odds over everything from key pieces of evidence to the legitimacy of the process. → Read More

The Texas teenagers who smuggled immigrants across the southern border

Karoun Demirjian on what we’ve learned from the impeachment inquiry transcripts released this week. Maria Sacchetti on the role U.S. citizens play in immigration smuggling. And Rebecca Tan explains part of the new generation’s enthusiasm for cricket. → Read More

Vindman offers a firsthand account of critical episodes in alleged quid pro quo

His testimony appears to corroborate key comments in the testimony of top diplomat in Ukraine Taylor and challenge some of ambassador to the E.U. Sondland’s testimony. → Read More

Mulvaney continues to back away from quid pro quo, as top diplomat defends Giuliani’s role in Ukraine

The president’s top advisers defended the Trump administration Sunday on Ukraine policy as the House’s Democrat-led impeachment probe heats up → Read More

Trump’s former top Russia adviser to testify in House impeachment probe

Fiona Hill, who resigned from her National Security Council post earlier this year, is expected to speak to House committees about the president’s dealings with Ukraine → Read More

Ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch tells Congress Trump pressured State Dept. to remove her

Yovanovitch, who was recalled from her posting in Ukraine, is meeting with House impeachment investigators. → Read More

White House political appointees overrode career staffers before freezing Ukraine aid

Decision to block money came after debate within budget office over whether intervention was proper. → Read More

Ousted Ukraine envoy expected to testify in impeachment probe despite White House vow not to cooperate, congressional aides say

Marie Yovanovitch was recalled by the Trump administration amid accusations she was biased against the president. → Read More

Clinton-email critics pull a role reversal as Trump administration draws fire for private phone use

Republican lawmakers dismissed concerns about diplomats’ handling of information. → Read More

House Democrats consider masking identity of whistleblower from Trump’s GOP allies in Congress

House Democrats are considering obscuring the individual’s appearance and altering the voice, according to officials. → Read More

U.S. ambassador to European Union to give deposition to House panels in impeachment probe

Gordon Sondland has been ensnared in the investigation after a whistleblower’s complaint about Trump pressing a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a domestic political rival. → Read More

Intelligence community inspector general meets with Congress today about whistleblower complaint

Michael Atkinson notified Congress about the whistleblower’s claims but was blocked from sharing them. → Read More

State Dept. intensifies email probe of Hillary Clinton’s former aides

As many as 130 officials have been questioned in recent weeks by State Department investigators. → Read More

Democrats prepare to move quickly to build case for Trump’s impeachment

Democrats are working against an unofficial deadline of the end of the year to complete impeachment proceedings that currently focus on Trump’s request for ‘a favor’ during a July telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. → Read More

Senate confirms No. 2 military officer following bruising nomination process

Gen. John E. Hyten, head of U.S. Strategic Command, denied allegations of sexual assault from a former aide. → Read More

Intelligence chief Maguire will testify to Congress about whistleblower complaint

His appearance marks the first congressional testimony about an explosive matter that has touched off an impeachment inquiry. → Read More

Trump ordered hold on military aid days before calling Ukrainian president, officials say

The timing of President Trump’s directive raises further questions about his July call with Ukraine’s new leader and apparent desire to see Joe Biden’s son investigated. → Read More