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Can the fact that Trump issued a Do Not Testify be used in impeachment articles?

Can Congress create an article of impeachment for obstruction of justice because President Trump told his people not to come when subpoenaed?
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Does Trump's no-testimony directive cover the putative Senate trial as well?

Trump has issued a directive that has been used a reason by some of his (present and former) officials to not testify in the impeachment hearings so far, including Bolton and Mulvaney. Does this Trump ...
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What is the “drug deal” Ambassador Bolton refers to?

During the course of Trumpeachment hearings, Fiona Hill, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for European and Russian Affairs, has testified that John Bolton, then National Security ...
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If Biden weren't a 2020 candidate, would a quid pro quo to investigate corruption be impeachable? [on hold]

The US government uses quid pro quos (QPQs) regularly to enforce its political will on entities it does business with: hostage negotiating, pushing of ideals, conflict resolution, etc, etc, ad ...
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How is the April Trump-Zelenskiy call related to the July call?

Today before the hearing (and read out loud by Nunes during the hearing), the Trump administration released notes about an April call between Trump and Zelenskiy The April call is pretty mundane and ...
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Isn't any conversation with the US president quid-pro-quo?

One of the big deals right now is the question of whether there was quid-pro-quo in the July 25 phone call between president Trump and Zelinsky. Isn't every conversation with the US president a ...
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How can the Trump Impeachment hearings be so split on party lines?

From what I've been hearing, it seems to me that the impeachment proceedings involving President Trump are split completely along party lines. This goes to the extent that while Democrats are saying ...
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Why is it news that Trump was overheard talking to Sondland about “the investigation” on July 25?

According to many accounts of the first day of impeachment testimony, Ambassador Bill Taylor's aide, David Holmes, counselor for political affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, overheard President ...
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Why was ambassador Sondland involved in Ukraine?

Ambassador Sondland is ambassador to the EU. So why was he involved in Ukraine, a country that is not even in the EU? I understand that Ukraine is considering joining the EU but why was he so heavily ...
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Why has no one requested the tape of the Trump/Ukraine call?

Given that the transcript released is not word for word and that it contains a disclaimer explaining it's not a 'verbatim transcript', why has no one, whether Democrats seeking to impeach, or ...
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What does Ambassador Taylor have to do with the Trump impeachment inquiry?

The first open hearing was today, and it was with Ambassador Talylor and Mr. Kent. Why would they need to speak to the Ambassador? He was not involved in the phone call. I mean, he may be the ...
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Connection Between July Phone Call and Recall of Ambassador Yovanovitch [duplicate]

As I was listening to the live impeachment hearings, I heard two things: a) The July phone call between Trump and Ukraine about investigating Biden's son and possible quid-pro-quo. b) The recall of ...
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Is the Ukraine Transcript word for word? [duplicate]

When I google "Ukraine transcript" first result that shows up is a PDF hosted on whitehouse.gov. Is this transcript a word-for-word replication of the phone call that took place between President ...
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What does impeached but not removed from office mean [duplicate]

I have been googling around about the Trump impeachment and would like to get some facts straight. What does "impeached but not removed from office" mean? Clinton was impeached, but not removed from ...
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Has the State Department IG released any info about Giuliani’s anti-Yovanovich campaign?

A month ago, Steve Linick, Inspector General (IG) for the US Department of State, briefed eight Congressional Committees behind closed doors concerning a campaign by President Trump’s lawyer Rudy ...
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Why does the media continue to hide the identity of the Trump-Ukraine whistle blower when they have already been outed?

Setting aside usually polarised US politics, the situation (at least for an outsider like me) looks quite bizarre. The identity of the whistle blower has been common knowledge among anyone who ...
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Could Lindsey Graham be forced to read the transcript and make a public statement about it? [closed]

In the context of the Trump Impeachment Inquiry, Lindsey Graham has repeatedly stated publicly that he is not even going to review the evidence against Trump. Now, he is a Lawyer himself, which leads ...
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In the US, what happens if Congressional subpoenas are defied?

In the ongoing attempts by Democrats to impeach Donald Trump, the media reports that the White House has refused to cooperate with the probe. Example. As I understand things now there are witnesses ...
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How would the whistleblower remain anonymous if they testified?

Republicans are reportedly looking to bring the whistleblower who kicked off the Ukraine investigation in to testify before the committee. Republicans' witness list is due Saturday morning and one ...
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Polling on Impeachment

Any polls out there indicating the public's pulse on the impeachment? Specifically interested in moderates or independents and swing states.
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What is the connection between quid pro-quo and the Trump investigation?

Another question on the site has the following title: Have their been any personal attacks on Sondoland after his change in testimony on the quid-pro-quo? This is not the only time I've seen this ...
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Have there been any personal attacks on Sondland after his change in testimony on the quid-pro-quo?

The BBC has reported (on Nov 6) that Trump envoy Gordon Sondland revises testimony on Ukraine aid [...] "I now recall speaking individually with Mr Yermak, where I said resumption of US aid ...
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Who did the Trump-Zelinsky phone call whistleblower give his report to?

Right now, American politics is dominated by an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. The thing that caused this inquiry was a whistleblower's report about a phone call Trump made with the leader ...
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Was the whistle-blower's (12 Aug 2019) complaint deemed credible?

Despite rhetoric to the contrary, did the Inspector General (Michael Atkinson- IGIC) determine that the whistle-blower's complaint appeared credible? This question can be answered factually. The ...
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Does the House Resolution about the Impeachment Inquiry change anything?

Today (Oct 31) the house passed a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry. I assume this was not a necessary step as the inquiry was underway before the resolution. Does this resolution ...
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What is Trump's position on the whistle blower allegations? What does he mean by “witch hunt”?

Last night, on a major US TV network there was a Trump ad about the "Witch Hunt" and ongoing impeachment proceedings. It was unclear from the ad, if Trump's position is that he didn't take the ...
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Has Vindman commented on his conversations with Ukrainian officials?

On Monday, the New York Times published a story about the fact that Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, a Ukraine expert serving on the National Security Council, was going to testify in the House’s ...
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Does the Presidential Records Act apply to the Trump/Zelensky telephone call 25 July 2019?

In light of the reported testimony of Lt Col Vindman here, wherein the assertion is made that the raw (software captured) transcript does not agree with the publicly released TELECON, specifically ...
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Is there evidence for Col. Vindman being a “Never Trumper”?

The BBC writes As the testimony was due to begin, Mr Trump suggested Col Vindman was a "Never Trumper witness" in a tweet. But there's no evidence mentioned in support of that statement in that ...
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Trump Impeachment tallies in the House?

Are there any reliable tallies of those in the House that are supportive of impeachment of President Trump versus those that are not? I imagine most aren't on the public record, but curious if someone ...
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Why it is a big deal whether or not Adam Schiff talked to the whistleblower?

I'm wondering why the news media focuses on the problem of whether or not Adam Schiff talked to the whistleblower before filing the complaint or not such as this. I would appreciate it if somebody ...
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What does it mean that the transcript of the Trump-Zelinsky phone call is “not a verbatim transcript”?

The transcript of the phone call between President Trump and President Zelinsky states that it "is not a verbatim transcript". What does this mean? How do we know they are not hiding something, or ...