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Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. Learn More


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U.S. House impeachment inquiry into Trump to question career diplomat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives' impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump turns on Tuesday to George Kent, a U.S. career diplomat who has spent much of his career fighting corruption in Ukraine and elsewhere. More »


Impeachment inquiry, Warren-Biden matchup highlight U.S. Democratic debate

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (Reuters) - Twelve top White House contenders will take part on Tuesday in the first Democratic debate since the launch of an impeachment inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate leading rival Joe Biden. More »


Scrambling to limit damage, Trump tells Turkey to stop its Syria invasion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday demanded Turkey stop its military incursion in Syria and imposed new sanctions on the NATO ally as Trump scrambled to limit the damage from his much-criticized decision to clear U.S. troops from Turkey's path. More »


U.S. Senator Graham says he strongly supports Trump on Turkey sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been critical of President Donald Trump's decision to pull American troops out of northeast Syria, said on Monday he strongly supports Trump's decision to sanction Turkey over its invasion of Syria. More »


As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. More »


Trump ex-Russia adviser Fiona Hill testifies in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's former Russia adviser testified for more than nine hours on Monday behind closed doors, the latest witness summoned in the impeachment inquiry against the U.S. president over his request that Ukraine investigate a political rival. More »


In 2020 campaign fight, Biden backers worry about being outgunned by Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As Joe Biden squares off against a bevy of Democratic challengers at a U.S. presidential debate on Tuesday, his fiercest opponent will not be sharing the stage with him. More »


Biden aims campaign finance and ethics proposals at Trump

(Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden would look to ban private money from federal elections, his campaign said on Monday in a plan for government ethics that doubled as an attack on President Donald Trump. More »


Factbox: Six things to watch at the Democratic debate in Ohio

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twelve Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday in the party’s fourth debate of the nominating contest for the November 2020 U.S. election. More »


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