Gov. Cuomo: Not enough for Democrats to be anti-Trump
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Democrats cannot rely on investigations and impeachment to topple Donald Trump and must instead beat the Republican president "on the merits," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Democrats swept to power, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi stood before the cameras and declared impeachment was "off the table." That was November 2006.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate is backing an effort that could make it harder to impeach and oust top officials, less than a year after the state's governor resigned while facing...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal prosecutor has concluded a corruption investigation into the West Virginia Supreme Court.
In a news release Thursday, U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart said he's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (puh-LOH'-see) agree, at least for now: He shouldn't be impeached.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are largely lining up behind House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her wait-and-see strategy on any impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer is bringing his call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump back to South Carolina, a state he...
Schiff: Pelosi ‘absolutely right’ on impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is setting a high bar for impeachment of President Donald Trump, saying he is "just not worth it" even as some on her left flank clamor to start...
W.Va. Senate ask US Supreme Court to review impeachments
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate joined the House of Delegates on Monday in seeking a U.S. Supreme Court review of a ruling that halted impeachment proceedings involving the state...
HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has approved hiring a law firm to represent the city's prosecutor against an impeachment effort launched when he became a target in a federal corruption...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice was sentenced to three years' probation Wednesday for using a state vehicle and gas fuel card for a golf trip to...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Menis Ketchum (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season with...
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House Democrats launch aggressive new Trump probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats launched a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump on Monday, an aggressive investigation that threatens to shadow the president through the 2020 election season...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring it's "very clear" President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee that would be in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting...
Protesters in Ukraine call for president’s impeachment
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators marched across the Ukrainian capital Thursday calling for the impeachment of the country's president over embezzlement claims.
Analysis: Cohen hearing stokes touchy topic of impeachment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Cohen's testimony is just the beginning.
The House oversight hearing with President Donald Trump's former attorney, coming in advance of special counsel Robert...
Ukraine’s ex-PM calls for president to be impeached
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's former prime minister on Tuesday called for the country's president to be impeached over alleged high-level embezzlement, amid an increasingly heated presidential...
Impeachment investigation sought of Indiana attorney general
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana legislator wants an investigation into the possible impeachment of state Attorney General Curtis Hill over allegations that he drunkenly groped a female lawmaker and three female legislative staffers at a bar.
Democratic Rep. Ed DeLaney of Indianapolis said he submitted the request Thursday asking that the House Judiciary Committee investigate Hill's conduct and whether he should remain in office.
Ex-W.Va. Supreme Court justice gets 2 years for corruption
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice who had a $32,000 blue suede couch in his office and was at the center of an impeachment and corruption scandal was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday.
"I have not seen evidence of remorse," U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. told former justice Allen Loughry in sentencing him for using his job for his own benefit and lying to investigators.
The Latest: Ex-West Virginia Supreme Court justice sentenced
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry's sentencing (all times local):
A former West Virginia Supreme Court justice at the center of an impeachment scandal has been sentenced to two years behind bars.
A federal judge in Charleston, West Virginia, sentenced Allen Loughry on Wednesday. He was also ordered to pay $12,000 in fines, restitution and court costs.
Loughry is scheduled to report to prison by April 5.
The Latest: Governor says troops withdrawal is popular
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the withdrawal of state National Guard troops from the border with Mexico (all times local):
A spokeswoman for New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is calling an impeachment petition against the governor's decision to withdraw border troops a sham effort by President Trump supporters mostly outside the state.
House Democrats gear up for showdown over Mueller report
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are stepping up their efforts to investigate President Donald Trump and his associates, hiring new lawyers and staff as they take on oversight responsibility and prepare for a showdown over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's final Russia report.
Online petition seeks impeachment of border governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — An online petition has been launched to impeach the Democratic governor of New Mexico over her decision to withdraw National Guard troops from the border with Mexico.
As of Tuesday, more than 30,000 people had endorsed the online petition that urges a Republican state legislator to charge Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with treason for aiding illegal entry into the country.
The Latest: Fairfax accuser’s lawyer urges public hearing
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):
The lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault is urging state lawmakers not to delay a public hearing on the matter.
Attorney Nancy Erika Smith released the statement Monday on behalf of Meredith Watson after it became clear that lawmakers are not moving forward anytime soon with impeachment proceedings against Fairfax.
Clamor for ouster of top Democrats slows in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The clamor for the resignation of Virginia's top two politicians seemed to die down Monday, with some black community leaders forgiving Gov. Ralph Northam over the blackface furor and calling for a fair hearing for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on the sexual assault allegations against him.
W.Va. Senate OKs resolution on impeachment proceedings
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate has passed a resolution that would let state voters decide whether to prohibit state courts from interfering in impeachment proceedings.
The Senate sent the resolution on a proposed constitutional amendment to the House of Delegates on a 27-6 vote Monday.
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The Latest: Virginia congresswoman: Northam should resign
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the blackface and sexual assault allegations involving Virginia's top three Democrats (all times local):
Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second-most powerful leader as they struggle to address allegations of sexual assault leveled against the lieutenant governor.
Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office.
Democratic activist to hold town hall on Trump impeachment
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer is planning to hold a town hall in Springfield to discuss the urgency of beginning impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump.
The Tuesday evening forum at Cedars Banquet Facility comes as Steyer's group, Need to Impeach, has begun running a 30-second TV ad in Springfield pressuring House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal to subpoena Trump's tax returns. Springfield is Neal's hometown.
The Latest: Accuser willing to testify to Virginia lawmakers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local):
Attorneys for a woman who has accused Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor of sexual assault say their client is "prepared to testify at impeachment proceedings and to cooperate with law enforcement in any investigation."
VA lawmaker says he will seek to impeach Fairfax
After impeachment scandal, W.Va. court issues new policies
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has issued new administrative policies following an impeachment scandal last year.
The policies released Monday address state-owned computer systems, the use of purchasing cards, court-owned equipment and other assets, court travel and accounting practices.
Peru medical board says Fujimori fit to return to jail
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A medical board has determined that former Peruvian strongman Alberto Fujimori is healthy enough to return to jail and finish a long sentence for his role in the killing of 25 people.
Former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned Fujimori on humanitarian grounds in 2017 in what many saw as an attempt to stave off impeachment by courting Fujimori's allies in Congress.
Congress to probe whether Trump told lawyer Cohen to lie
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are vowing to investigate whether President Donald Trump directed his personal attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about a Moscow real estate project, calling that possibility a "concern of the greatest magnitude." Trump's current lawyer said the allegations sparking the inquiry are "categorically false."
Former Sen. Jeff Flake talks Trump, GOP in Nashville
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Recently retired Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake on Thursday vowed not to vote for President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, but added that he hopes Trump doesn't get impeached before the president's first term is up.
Flake made the remarks while in Nashville to discuss Trump, politics and promote his new book.
The Latest: Democrats react to Missouri governor’s speech
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's budget and State of the State address Wednesday (all times local):
Missouri Democrats are taking a dig at former Republican Gov. Eric Greitens while calling on his successor to do better.
Democratic Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh on Wednesday said "simply being better than Eric Greitens is too low a bar to set for any of our leaders."
Former Alabama lawmaker pleads guilty in health fraud case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Alabama lawmaker best known for leading the 2017 impeachment push against then-Gov. Robert Bentley, pleaded guilty Wednesday in a health care fraud case.
Former state Rep. Ed Henry entered his plea on a charge of government property theft in a federal court in Montgomery.
After scandal, W.Va. Supreme Court submits budget request
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Supreme Court has submitted a budget proposal a year after its spending practices triggered an impeachment scandal.
Chief Justice Beth Walker submitted the request Tuesday for $131.15 million in the 2020 fiscal year, compared with appropriations of $139.7 million this year.
Several justices were impeached in August, but a temporary panel ruled the efforts were a violation of the separation-of-powers doctrine.
Steyer to hold Trump impeachment town hall in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — California billionaire and Democratic activist Tom Steyer is holding a town hall in Las Vegas to discuss his push to impeach President Donald Trump.
Steyer's event Monday night at the Nevada State Education Association will also discuss economic policy and the need for people to earn a living wage.
Steyer had been weighing a run for president in 2020 but announced last week he would not run and instead would focus on his impeachment campaign.
Steyer to put more millions into impeachment, not a campaign
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer said Wednesday that he will not run for the White House in 2020 and will instead focus on calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment.
Steyer, who has spent $50 million on his Need to Impeach campaign and announced plans to spend $40 million more this year, said at an event in Des Moines that "the impeachment question has reached an inflection point," given that Democrats have taken majority control of the House.
Billionaire Steyer won’t run for president in 2020
US Supreme Court asked to review W.Va. judicial impeachments
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to review a decision that derailed impeachment trials for West Virginia Supreme Court justices.
House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw said the intent of Tuesday's filing was not to seek permission to restart impeachment proceedings. He said it's to correct legal errors in the decision.
New House Dems get early political lesson
WASHINGTON (AP) — The education of the star-studded class of House freshmen has begun.
Lesson one: Speaking with the bluntness of a candidate can produce swift and uncomfortable results.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib learned that before lunch Friday, when her profane remarks the night before vowing to impeach President Donald Trump drew almost no support, and plenty of pushback, from members of her party.