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Trump under fire for intervening in Roger Stone case

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump faced fresh accusations of abuse of power Tuesday after appearing to pressure the Justice Department to seek a lighter prison sentence for his longtime political aide Roger Stone. Stone was convicted in November last year of lying to Congress, tampering with …

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Sanders wins in New Hampshire as Biden crashes and burns

Manchester, United States | AFP |  Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire’s high-stakes Democratic primary on Tuesday, according to US network projections, leaving rivals including party stalwart Joe Biden in his wake as he staked his claim to challenge President Donald Trump in November. Sanders, the flag-bearer for the party’s progressive wing, …

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Top hopefuls Buttigieg, Sanders under fire in Democratic debate

Manchester, United States | AFP |  White House hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg — riding neck-and-neck in the polls ahead of the next Democratic primary contest — come under sustained attack on the debate stage from rivals seeking to challenge Donald Trump in November. Buttigieg, a former mayor of South …

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Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Friday fired two of the highest profile witnesses in his impeachment probe, sparking accusations that he is on a campaign of revenge. Trump recalled his ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland, just hours after Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a …

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Republican veteran Romney stands alone after Trump vote

Washington, United States | AFP | He said he expected to be “vehemently denounced” and it did not take long. When Republican Party veteran Mitt Romney voted for US President Donald Trump to be removed from office at his impeachment trial, the backlash was fast and furious. Trump has now lashed …

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Trump takes impeachment victory lap over ‘vicious’ Democrats

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump celebrated his impeachment acquittal Thursday in a rambling, emotional speech raging against the investigations that have overshadowed his entire administration. Trump gathered scores of loyal Republican legislators, his legal team, wife Melania and White House aides in the ceremonial East Room and …

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From sex scandals to impeachment: the unsinkable Donald Trump

Washington, United States | AFP |  Impeached for abuse of power, President Donald Trump’s acquittal by the Senate is just the latest escape for the real estate tycoon turned politician who has repeatedly defied the odds. The following are some of the events that could have torpedoed his political fortunes: – …

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Venezuela’s Guaido meets Trump but overshadowed by impeachment

Washington, United States | AFP |  Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido on Wednesday visited the White House like a head of state, but President Donald Trump’s impeachment drama overshadowed the moment. Guaido, who with US support has been seeking for more than a year to topple leftist president Nicolas Maduro, pulled …

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In political triumph, Trump acquitted of all impeachment charges

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump drew on staunch Republican support Wednesday to defeat the gravest threat yet to his three-year-old presidency, winning acquittal in the Senate on impeachment charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Only the third US leader ever placed on trial, …

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Four takeaways from Trump impeachment trial

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump was expected to be acquitted Wednesday after a two-week impeachment trial in the Senate. The drama has divided Americans and their institutions and confirmed Trump’s tight grip on his Republican Party, while also showcasing the oratorical and other skills of the chief …

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