Volodymyr Zelenskiy

US House set to vote to impeach Trump

The US House of Representatives is set to take a momentous and deeply polarizing vote Wednesday when it is likely to impeach President Donald Trump on charges of abusing his office and obstructing a congressional probe.

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Judiciary Committee’s First Impeachment Hearing

US President Donald Trump solicited foreign interference to boost his re-election chances, undermined national security and ordered an "unprecedented" campaign to obstruct Congress, the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday in a report that lawmakers will use as the basis of any formal impeachment charges.

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Trump scandal threatens to derail Ukraine's anti-corruption efforts

Ukrainians are accustomed to powerful forces meddling in their judicial system, Anne Applebaum, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and expert on central and Eastern Europe, tells The World's host, Marco Werman. But even as they find corruption foisted on them by their most important ally in Washington, DC, Ukrainians have remained determined to root out unethical practices in their own country.

US diplomat thought it was 'crazy' to withhold Ukraine aid: texts

As part of his Thursday testimony to members of the US House of Representatives, former US envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker turned over text messages between himself, diplomats in Kyiv and others involved with Ukraine, including President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who played a major part in the administration's dealing with Kyiv.

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Presidents aren't immune to treason convictions. Just look to Ukraine.

Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president's actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.