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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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Trump set for Senate acquittal in boost to reelection campaign

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump was set to win acquittal from impeachment in the Senate on Wednesday, hours after his partisan State of the Union speech triggered unprecedented protests from Democrats in a seething display of US political divisions. The Democratic-led House of Representatives impeached Trump for …

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Unity in shreds as triumphant Trump makes case for re-election

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address became a shocking display of US divisions Tuesday with Democrats protesting the Republican’s boasts before their leader, Nancy Pelosi, ripped up her copy of the speech on live television. The House speaker’s gesture at the very end …

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Confusion as delays mar Iowa White House contest

Des Moines, United States | AFP |  Americans kicked off the first vote of the 2020 presidential race Monday in Iowa, but delayed results in the state’s Democratic caucuses triggered hours-long waits and growing confusion on the ground. Iowa is a closely-watched test for the frontrunners, far-left Senator Bernie Sanders and …

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