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In US politics, height matters and Trump knows it

Washington, United States | AFP | When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies — by mocking their stature — he is weaponizing a long-standing maxim of US presidential politics: taller guys tend to win the White House. Trump — who stands at about 6’3″ (1m90) depending on which source you …

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White House rejects participation in ‘baseless’ impeachment probe

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House blasted the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as “completely baseless” Friday, signalling it would not seek to defend the president in Democratic-led hearings to draw up formal charges against him. But Republicans demanded that Joe Biden’s son Hunter, the lawmaker leading the …

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How Trump’s impeachment will unroll

Washington, United States | AFP | The start of open hearings in the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump on Wednesday will give the American public their first chance to witness live the explosive showdown between Democrats and Republicans over the US leader’s future. The hearing before the House Intelligence Committee …

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Democrats subpoena White House as impeachment probe intensifies

Washington, United States | AFP |  Democratic lawmakers on Friday demanded that the White House turn over documents related to allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine for political favors, as the explosive impeachment investigation against the US leader intensified. The congressional committees leading the probe cranked up the heat on …

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White House accused of cover-up over Trump-Ukraine call

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House scrambled to “lock down” records of President Donald Trump’s phone call pressing for Ukraine’s interference in next year’s US election, an incendiary whistleblower complaint released Thursday alleged, in the latest episode of an intensifying impeachment drama. The complaint caps a stunning week …

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More than ever, Mike Pompeo at helm of Trump foreign policy

Washington, United States | AFP |  Speaking at the White House after John Bolton’s surprise exit as national security adviser, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn’t hide a smile of satisfaction. With the departure of Bolton, Pompeo has become the undisputed king of President Donald Trump’s foreign policy — with the …

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Trump fires hawkish national security chief Bolton

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the firing of hawkish national security advisor John Bolton, a move widely seen as boosting the president’s push to negotiate with US foes in Afghanistan, North Korea and other trouble spots. Trump, who said he had disagreed “strongly” with …

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Trump on summer vacation but not in summery mood

Berkeley Heights, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump is on summer vacation. Just don’t call it that. “It’s never a vacation,” he said before leaving the White House last Friday for the 10-day non-vacation at his luxury golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The former real estate dealer …

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