The weekend in Trump-Ukraine-impeachment news, explained

President Donald Trump on September 26, 2019. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images From House subpoenas to a lot of Trump tweets. The Trump-Ukraine story developed rapidly last week: An impeachment inquiry launched on Tuesday, the transcript of President Donald Trump’s phone call with the Ukrainian president was released on Wednesday, and the formal whistleblower complaint that started it all was published Thursday. The major stakes haven’t really shifted since then: Trump asked Ukraine to investigate his…

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9 questions about the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower scandal you were too embarrassed to ask

President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during a meeting in New York, on September 25, 2019. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images Why is it catching on? Could it really mean the end of Trump’s presidency? And why is so much of American politics about Ukraine these days? In the course of just two weeks, a previously unknown scandal sprawled to imperil Donald Trump’s presidency. News broke that the Trump administration was withholding a mysterious whistleblower…

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McConnell: If the House impeaches, the Senate has “no choice” but to take it up

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a press conference where he was asked questions on the potential of impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump on September 24, 2019, in Washington, DC. | Win McNamee/Getty Images The Senate would need to hold a recorded vote to “reinterpret” existing rules on impeachment. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday said the Senate would have “no choice” but to move forward with impeachment proceedings if the…

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