Nov 8, 2019

First look: A national security lens on impeachment

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Bolton's lawyer says McGahn ruling does not apply to national security officials

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Charles Cooper, an attorney who represents former national security adviser John Bolton and his deputy Charles Kupperman, argued Tuesday that a ruling that found former White House counsel Don McGahn must comply with a congressional subpoena does not apply to national security officials.

Why it matters: House Democrats had hoped that Bolton and other officials may use the ruling, which is being appealed, to justify cooperating with the impeachment inquiry.

Go deeperArrowNov 26, 2019

Impeachment hearings: House Democrats announce next witnesses

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The House Intelligence Committee has scheduled eight witnesses for public hearings next week as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced in a news release Tuesday.

The latest: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert, and Gordon Sondland, U.S. ambassador to the EU, are among those scheduled to appear.

Go deeperArrowNov 13, 2019

John Bolton claims White House refused access to his Twitter account

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton returned to Twitter on Friday with a series of cryptic posts and a claim that the White House refused to grant him access to his personal Twitter account.

Why it matters: House Democrats have sought his testimony in the ongoing impeachment inquiry because he is considered a key witness in the Ukraine investigation. While there's online speculation his tweets could be tied to that, it's also worth noting that he has a forthcoming book about his time in the Trump White House.

Go deeperArrowUpdated Nov 22, 2019