Apr 12, 2017

Here's who believes Trump's wiretapping claim

This morning on Fox Business, President Trump boasted that he's had "so many people" tell him that he was right about his claim that Obama had his "wires tapped" for political reasons. "What they did was horrible," he said.

Quick review: There was an investigation into the situation after Trump's first wiretapping tweet allegation, but it didn't prove anything. Then there was a twist in the plot when House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes announced he'd received evidence of the Obama administration spying on Trump's people. But it later came out that Nunes got his info from Trump's people after he was caught on White House grounds in security footage. Eventually, Nunes dropped out of the investigation and it will continue without him.

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Prosecutors say Lev Parnas hid $1 million payment from Russia

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A judge has rejected a request by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York to revoke bail for Lev Parnas for making false statements about his assets, including a $1 million payment he allegedly received from Russia in September.

The latest: In a filing Tuesday, prosecutors said the money came from a Swiss lawyer to Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch fighting extradition to the U.S. on bribery and racketeering charges. Firtash, who is believed to have links to Russian organized crime, is represented in the U.S. by Trump-allied attorneys Joseph DiGenova and Victoria Toensing.

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The road to Trump's impeachment

Trump and Zelensky shake hands during a meeting in New York in September. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

In six months, a phone call between President Trump and Ukraine's president escalated into a full-blown crisis that is culminating in Trump's impeachment.

What's next: Assuming the House approves articles of impeachment later tonight, Trump will face a trial in the Senate next month — which is likely to end in his acquittal, since Senate Republicans have already been openly dismissive about the merits of the case against him.

Go deeperArrowDec 18, 2019

Trump rallies Michigan supporters minutes into his impeachment

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President Trump called his impeachment a "political suicide march for the Democratic Party" as the House of Representatives cast two fateful votes Wednesday night.

The big picture: Trump became America's third president to be impeached after the House voted on charges of abuse of power and obstruction. But supporters remained unfazed at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan, showing up through slushy snow wearing MAGA hats and "deplorables" gear to get a look at the president.

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