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Trump’s impeachment, starring Bill Clinton

*/ ]]> President Donald Trump may be the one fighting in the Senate to keep his job, but on Capitol Hill and across the country, it can feel like someone else is still on trial: Bill Clinton. Clinton’s own impeachment trial, once a fading [...]

POLITICO Playbook PM: Martha’s Vineyard’s finest joins Trump’s legal team

Presented by */ ]]> Ken Starr is one of the high-profile attorneys joining President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team. | Win McNamee/Getty Images A QUESTION TO PONDER … WILL PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP consider a vote to [...]

Trump’s impeachment defense team to include Kenneth Starr, Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz and President Donald Trump. | Mark Wilson/Getty Images */ ]]> President Donald Trump will be represented by former Bill Clinton special prosecutors Kenneth Starr and Robert Ray, plus retired Harvard constitutional law [...]

Senate takes over Trump’s impeachment after House handoff

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a dramatic procession across the U.S. Capitol, House Democrats carried the formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate, setting the stage for only the third trial to remove a president [...]

Trump’s CIA pick Gina Haspel repeatedly dodges senator’s simple “yes or no” questions about torture

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency was defiant during questioning by Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., at a Wednesday Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the nomination. Deputy Director of the CIA [...]

Bush’s Iraq hawks had Trump’s back this week

Paul Wolfowitz, the “architect” of the Iraq War, was one of several former Bush administration officials enthused by President Donald Trump’s military brinkmanship with Iran. */ ]]> Cable news carried a distinct 2003 vibe this [...]

Trump’s Art of the Steal

*/ ]]> Sometime soon, Donald Trump, the third president in the history of the United States to be impeached, is expected to face a trial in the Senate, charged with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Traced back to its roots, this [...]

Trump’s Iran Strategy: A Cease-Fire Wrapped in a Strategic Muddle

Mr. Sadjadpour called the speech “strategically incoherent.” But that can be said about much of Mr. Trump’s Middle East policy in the past few months. The president pulled a small, fairly safe American force out of Syria that was [...]

Republicans rally behind Trump’s Iran strike, but think war is now more likely

*/ ]]> Republicans of all stripes are standing solidly in support of President Donald Trump’s decision to kill a top Iranian general—even though some believe it makes war more likely. Conversations with influential conservative figures [...]

A One-Word Accusation Swirls Around Trump’s Deadly Strike: Assassination

A single word has become a focal point of concerns about President Trump’s decision to kill Iran’s top general: assassination. There is no fixed, formal definition of assassination. But, as with many politically charged labels, [...]