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Recent articles by Christal:

Trump draws backlash from GOP, Democrats over Yovanovitch tweet

Yovanovitch called Trump’s comments “very intimidating” after House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., read them aloud during the hearing. → Read More

Trump impeachment inquiry to go public with Bill Taylor, George Kent testimony: the latest

The impeachment inquiry will move into the public eye Wednesdayas House Democrats call their first two witnesses –William Taylor and George Kent. → Read More

Eager to witness 'history,' people, protesters huddle outside Trump impeachment inquiry hearing

Protesters wearing “arrest Trump” T-shirts and dozens of people anxious to witness the hearing crowded outside the hearing room at the U.S. Capitol. → Read More

GOP dismisses first impeachment hearing as boring: 'Everybody has their impression of what truth is'

"When we start to look at the facts, everybody has their impression of what truth is," said Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C. → Read More

House Democrats announce first public hearings in Trump impeachment inquiry

The first public impeachment hearings will be held on Nov. 13 with Ambassador William Taylor and Deputy Assistant Secretary George Kent. → Read More

Who are the 14 witnesses in the Trump impeachment inquiry and what have they said?

Here are the witnesses who have been interviewed in the Trump impeachment inquiry, why they matter and what we know about their testimony. → Read More

Read the transcript of Kurt Volker's testimony in the Trump impeachment inquiry

Volker became a star witnesses of the impeachment inquiry after he turned over a series of text messages between U.S. officials discussing Ukraine. → Read More

Impeachment inquiry: House releases hundreds of pages of testimony from Yovanovitch, McKinley

The House released hundreds of pages of testimony from former Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch and former State Department aide Michael McKinley. → Read More

Collin Peterson, Jeff Van Drew, the only two Democrats who voted against a Trump impeachment inquiry

Although only two Democrats broke from the party to oppose the impeachment inquiry, it could help Republicans make the case that opposition is bipartisan. → Read More

House impeachment resolution passes as Republicans shout 'objection': the latest

The House erupted into brief chaos as Republicans shouted “OBJECTION!” as the resolution passed on a 232-196 vote. → Read More

Former national security adviser John Bolton scheduled to testify in impeachment inquiry

Some lawmakers have indicated they would be open to subpoenaing John Bolton to compel his testimony if he does not show up on Nov. 7. → Read More

Two State Department Ukraine experts set to testify in impeachment inquiry

Two State Department officials who serve as experts on Ukraine are scheduled to appear before lawmakers investigating in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. → Read More

Ron Johnson says his involvement in Ukraine will not cause him to recuse himself from a Senate impeachment trial

Sen. Ron Johnson said his involvement in Ukraine is not a reason to recuse himself from a Senate impeachment trial. → Read More

'I was concerned': Trump's top Ukraine expert to tell impeachment investigators he reported troubling conduct twice to superiors

Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is planning to testify that he notified superiors twice about concerns that President Trump those working for him were linking Ukrainian aid with investigations into Biden, 2016. → Read More

Mitt Romney: a solitary GOP voice battling Trump for the soul of the Republican Party

Mitt Romney sat down to reflect on his legacy, the state of Utah and what he calls a false assumption he's recruiting Republicans to turn on Trump. → Read More

George Kent, Ukraine-Russia expert, testifies before Congress as part of impeachment inquiry

George Kent, an expert on Ukraine and Russia who serves as a deputy assistant secretary at the State Department, appeared Tuesday before lawmakers. → Read More

Former Donald Trump Russia adviser Fiona Hill to appear before lawmakers in impeachment probe

Fiona Hill, President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser, will testify before Congress as part of the House's impeachment inquiry examining Ukraine. → Read More

Ex-Ukraine ambassador Marie Yovanovitch tells lawmakers Trump 'pressured' State Department to remove her

Marie L. Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is considered a key witness in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. → Read More

Energy Secretary Rick Perry subpoenaed in House impeachment inquiry

Energy Secretary Rick Perry became the latest member of President Donald Trump's cabinet to be subpoenaed by House Democrats in the rapidly escalating impeachment inquiry. → Read More

Pompeo misses subpoena deadline to turn over Ukraine documents in impeachment inquiry

The State Department's failure to comply with the subpoena comes amid an increasingly high-stakes standoff between the executive branch and Congress. → Read More