5 questions for Attorney General William Barr on the Ukraine scandal

President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr walk through the White House in May. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Chief question: Will Barr protect Trump from the Ukraine scandal? Just months after public scrutiny over his part in the rollout of the Mueller report had faded, Attorney General William Barr is back in the spotlight. The release of a readout of a July call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has once…

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The White House has released a redacted version of a whistleblower’s complaint

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) emerges from a meeting with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, on September 24, 2019. | Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images The document’s release closely followed a memo outlining a call between Trump and Ukraine’s president. The White House released a redacted version of the whistleblower complaint that has spawned an impeachment inquiry in the House of Representatives late Wednesday. Congresspeople who have…

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Trump just debuted his 3 main defenses against the Ukraine scandal

President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly on September 25, 2019, in New York City. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images One strategy is mocking Democrats: “We can’t beat him. Let’s impeach him.” At a press conference on Wednesday, President Donald Trump addressed questions about the Ukraine scandal that has threatened his presidency. And although the White House had just hours before released a readout of a…

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Trump and the Ukrainian president met today. Here’s what you missed.

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the sidelines of the United Nations on September 25. 2019. | SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images It happened on the sidelines of the UN, hours after the White House released a transcript of their July 25 call that’s at the center of a whistleblower complaint. President Donald Trump met on Wednesday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the foreign leader at the center of the…

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Here’s what comes next in the House’s impeachment inquiry

Nancy Pelosi announces the House of Representatives is pursuing a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. | Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images What happens now? We break it down on Today, Explained. Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday afternoon that she’d be asking the House of Representatives to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump over his phone conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The call in question may have triggered…

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Why Ukraine is at the center of the latest Trump scandal

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky attends a luncheon during the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2019. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The country has always been at the center of Trump’s scandals. The transcript summary of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky released on Wednesday makes one thing perfectly clear: Ukraine has replaced Russia as the foreign nation that will most be on Americans’ lips in the weeks ahead. Trump is embroiled…

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Why Vox Media says it bought New York Media

New York Media CEO Pam Wasserstein and Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff. | Piotr Sikora, Vox Media My boss Jim Bankoff and New York Media’s Pam Wasserstein talked to me about their deal. I still have questions. Last night, I learned that Vox Media, my employer, is buying New York Media, the publisher behind New York magazine and sites like Vulture and the Cut. This morning, I interviewed Vox Media CEO Jim Bankoff and New…

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