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Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal and correct". Learn More


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Republican lawmakers storm hearing room, disrupt Trump impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry devolved into chaos on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting Democratic efforts to impeach him over dealings with Ukraine, stormed into a high-security hearing room and delayed testimony by a witness. More »


Explainer: How does impeachment of a U.S. president work?

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is conducting an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump following complaints about a July 25 phone call in which he pressed Ukraine's president to investigate Joe Biden, a leading contender for the Democratic nomination in 2020. More »


Biden says Trump has no 'sense of empathy' for U.S. middle class

SCRANTON, Pa. (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden attacked President Donald Trump's economic policies on Wednesday, telling voters in the electoral battleground state of Pennsylvania that the middle class is "in trouble." More »


Democrats set December impeachment target, but obstacles abound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers hope to complete their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump by year's end and are coalescing around two articles of impeachment - abuse of power and obstruction, lawmakers and aides told Reuters. More »


Support for impeaching Trump soars among independents: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Support for impeaching U.S. President Donald Trump surged among political independents and rose by three percentage points overall since last week, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Tuesday. More »


Trump could shoot someone and escape prosecution, his lawyer argues

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump told a federal appeals court Wednesday the president does not have to hand over his tax returns to New York state prosecutors because he is immune from criminal investigation. More »


Giuliani associates accused of funneling money to pro-Trump group plead not guilty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two foreign-born Florida businessmen who helped U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, investigate political rival Joe Biden pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to illegally funneling money to a pro-Trump election committee and other politicians. More »


Factbox: Democratic U.S. presidential hopefuls seek contrast with Trump on immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Candidates running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination have been uniformly critical of the immigration policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected after promising to crack down on illegal immigration and bolster enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border. More »


Exclusive: Trump's G7 and trade adviser Kelly Ann Shaw to leave White House - officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's G7 and trade adviser, Kelly Ann Shaw, is leaving his administration for a position in the private sector, White House officials said on Tuesday, marking the departure of one of the most senior women on the president's economic team. More »


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