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Was the President obligated to notify Congress of a hold on funds to Ukraine? [closed]

During Testimony before the House Committee, Mark Sandy, Office of Management and Budget, said concerns about the hold on military aid caused at least two officials within the Office of Management and ...
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Are impeachment hearings having an effect on public opinion?

Is there evidence that impeachment hearings are changing public opinion (in either direction). If so, how much is public opinion changing? Or are both parties (public opinion) pretty much immovable - ...
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Did the Mueller report find that Trump committed any felonies?

In an answer to this question, @Peter said that: ...the Mueller Report ... would have resulted in multiple felony charges for any American other than the president. Is this a true statement? ...
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Who are the missing witnesses John Turley is referring to when speaking against impeachment?

On the BBC, there was an article citing 4 law experts called by the US House to discuss whether Trump's Ukraine activities fall within the scope of "high crimes and misdemeanors" as described in ...
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Why try to impeach Trump now?

I'm unclear why Democrats are trying to impeach Trump at this particular point in time. The U.S. 2020 elections are less than a year (about 11 months) away, so why risk an impeachment move now when ...
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Why is Zelinsky believed when he says he felt no pressure?

One of the Republican defenses against a possible quid-pro-quo is that Zelinsky did not feel any pressure. We know this because he said he did not feel pressure. But, why do we believe this statement ...
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Can an impeached president in the US run again for office [duplicate]

If the President is thrown out of office can he run again and is his term considered completed?
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Do Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman have anything to do with the Trump impeachment?

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman are associates of Rudy Giuliani - Trump's personal lawyer. They have been charged with election finance violations - they had connections to a Russian Oligarch and sent ...
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Trump impeachment and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

I am taking no position here on whether Trump should be impeached or not, but I am curious if the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can be relevant for the impeachment process (say, because of the ...
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Is there obstruction of justice in stopping McGahn?

A judge determined that McGahn (former white-house counsel) must testify despite the directions from Trump that he should not. Is this being looked at as possible obstruction of Justice? Or simply an ...
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What was the point of the Smear Campaign on Yovanovitch?

In order to remove Yovanovitch from her post as ambassador to Ukraine, Trump had his lawyers (aka Giuliani) bash her first. (Quote from NPR: "Giuliani, Trump's personal lawyer, and his associates had ...
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Can Adam Schiff refuse to testify because of a conflict of interest?

In the upcoming Senate "trial" of Donald Trump, can Adam Schiff reject a subpoena to appear because he presided over the House proceedings? I find it unusual that someone could both officiate in and ...
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Can the President refuse a subpoena from a Congressional impeachment hearing?

Many Trump supporters remain unconvinced by the testimony that has been given during the impeachment inquiry, and say they want to hear what the President has to say in a formal context (as opposed to ...
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In the Trump impeachment hearings, why are so many witnesses heard?

(As it may be relevant as context, I'm German living in Germany, and I am not associated with one of the parties in the US. I tend to agree more with the Democrats) In the impeachment hearings for ...
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HoR witnesses told to report to the lawyers. Why?

Several times now witnesses before the House Select Committee were either told by their superiors or self-reported to NSC laywers. Why and what were the lawyers expected to do? I may have missed ...
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Why are Trump's handwritten notes being focused on in the news?

The news articles appear to focus strongly on those notes that say "I WANT NO QUID PRO QUO" and the like. I appear to be missing the relevance of this, since the news seems to be focusing on the fact ...
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Have Congressional Democrats asked the DOJ to justify not investigating Trump over Ukraine?

In June 2016, when then-FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server, Congressional Republicans criticized ...
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What arguments have been made for not impeaching Trump?

Are there any arguments for Trump not getting impeached, besides the argument that Ukraine actually did not do anything so the quid pro quo never happened? EDIT: To be clear, I'm not asking for an ...
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Can Vice President Pence be impeached before President Trump?

As I understand, the current vice president Mike Pence is next in line for the presidency should president Trump be removed from office. However, there's some links between Mike Pence and the ...
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Have Senate Republicans called any witnesses that Devin Nunes wanted to testify?

On November 6, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee led by Congressman Devin Nunes sent a letter to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff containing a list of witnesses they ...
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Why is it ethical for Ambassador Sondland to have been given an ambassadorship for campaign contributions?

Ambassador Sondland donated 1 million dollars to Trumps inauguration, and then was appointed to a high profile ambassadorship. He never worked in the government previously, has no credentials, no ...
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Who is the person deposed on Saturday and “in charge” of the foreign aid, according to Nunes?

In the public hearing of Sondland today, Nunes repeatedly referred to a private deposition (apparently on Saturday) of a person whose name he did not disclose but who is apparently very important ...
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How could hearsay be better evidence than direct?

In this video, Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley can be heard saying "hearsay can be much better evidence than direct", in reference to the Democrats' impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. The ...
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Is there a timeline of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump?

As one would expect, impeachment proceedings pretty much monopolize the media and occupy congress's time. Is there an end in sight to the investigations into President Trump? Whether he leaves or ...
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Is there a reason to have 2 or more witnesses at the same time during the current impeachment hearings

Is there a reason to have 2 or more witnesses at the same time during the current impeachment hearings ? For example, in today's morning session (November 19 2019) There are 2 witnesses, Lieutenant ...
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Why is it so important who the whistleblower in the Trump-Zelensky phone call is?

As far as I can tell, the anonymous whistleblower report filed by an intelligence officer about President Trump’s interactions with the leader of Ukraine is what got the whole Trump impeachment ...
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Can the fact that Trump issued a Do Not Testify be used in impeachment articles? [duplicate]

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

Trump has issued a directive see page 2 that has been used as a reason by some of his (present and former) officials to not testify in the impeachment hearings so far, including Bolton and Mulvaney. ...
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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?

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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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-Zelensky 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 ...