Ajax loader
By using our website, you agree to our use of cookies as described in Cookie Policy.

Can't find what you're looking for?

 

Be sure to Sign in to see all available content.

 

If you don't have an account, Register here.

Pictures Report

RTX79L0Q
Key quotes from the third public Trump impeachment hearing
Senior U.S. officials told impeachment investigators in Congress on the third day of public impeachment hearings they were concerned by President Donald Trump's effort to get Ukraine to investigate a political rival, with one White House official calling it a "shock."
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79MQJ
November 19, 2019
Former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison, former senior director for European...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Volker and Morrison testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol...
Former U.S. special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, are sworn in to testify as the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee held its third day of public hearings on November 19, 2019, in an impeachment inquiry examining President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79MTN
November 19, 2019
Volker testified that Trump described Ukraine as "a corrupt country, full of terrible people."

"He said...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Volker and Morrison testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol...
Volker testified that Trump described Ukraine as "a corrupt country, full of terrible people."

"He said they 'tried to take me down,'" Volker added.

Volker said he did not know that a request to tackle corruption in Ukraine and investigate Burisma, a natural gas company, was effectively a request to investigate Biden.

"In retrospect, I should have seen that connection differently, and had I done so, I would have raised my own objections," he said.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79N98
November 19, 2019
Volker's testimony conflicted in some aspects with an earlier account he gave to lawmakers.

In closed-door...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Volker and Morrison testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol...
Volker's testimony conflicted in some aspects with an earlier account he gave to lawmakers.

In closed-door testimony in October, Volker said he had not heard any references to investigations during a July 10 White House meeting between U.S. and Ukrainian officials.

On Tuesday, he said Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, made a "generic" comment about investigations that everyone regarded as inappropriate.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79NDP
November 19, 2019
Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Tim Morisson returns from a recess at a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment...
Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, said he resigned from the National Security Council of his own volition and felt no pressure to resign, and he did not fear retaliation for his testimony in the impeachment inquiry.

In his opening statement at a public hearing, Morrison also said he did not know the identity of a whistleblower whose report helped start the inquiry.

He added the United States must continue to support Ukraine, with support from both Republicans and Democrats.

REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79NLI
November 20, 2019
During the July 25 call, Trump asked Zelenskiy to carry out two investigations that would benefit him...
Washington, UNITED STATES
House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump on...
During the July 25 call, Trump asked Zelenskiy to carry out two investigations that would benefit him politically, including one targeting Joe Biden. The other involved a debunked conspiracy theory embraced by some Trump allies that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.

Kurt Volker (L) said he believed those two concerns were "conspiracy theories." He added that allegations of corruption involving Biden and his son, who was a director of Ukrainian energy company Burisma, were "not credible."

REUTERS/Erin Scott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79NKT
November 20, 2019
Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Trump on...
Tim Morrison, former senior director for European and Russian affairs on the National Security Council, said he did not see anything improper in the call but was concerned that its contents could leak, hurting bipartisan support for Ukraine. "I wanted access to be restricted," he said.

REUTERS/Erin Scott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79N9L
November 19, 2019
Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes listen during the testimony of Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison. REUTERS/Jonathan...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Schiff and Nunes listen during House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol...
Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes listen during the testimony of Kurt Volker and Tim Morrison. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KPX
November 19, 2019
On the first of two witness panels were Jennifer Williams, an aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
On the first of two witness panels were Jennifer Williams, an aide to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council.

Vindman, the White House National Security Council's top Ukraine expert and a decorated Iraq war veteran, testified that the president's request that Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival was an improper "demand," as he fended off Republican efforts to cast doubt on his competence and loyalty to the United States.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KQY
November 19, 2019
Vindman: "It is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Vindman: "It is improper for the president of the United States to demand a foreign government investigate a U.S. citizen and a political opponent ... It would undoubtedly result in Ukraine losing bipartisan support, undermining U.S. national security and advancing Russia's strategic objectives in the region ... Without hesitation, I knew that I had to report this to the White House counsel," Vindman said when asked about his reaction to Trump's call with Zelenskiy.

REUTERS/Erin Scott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79L08
November 19, 2019
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, opened the impeachment hearing by addressing...
Washington, UNITED STATES
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, gives his opening remarks on Capitol Hill in Washington...
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, a Democrat, opened the impeachment hearing by addressing the alleged actions by Trump that are the focus of the inquiry he is spearheading.

"To press a foreign leader to announce an investigation into his political rival, President Trump put his own personal and political interests above those of the nation. He undermined our military and diplomatic support for a key ally, and undercut U.S. anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine."

Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KZ3
November 19, 2019
House Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the committee, spent much of his...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes of Calif., gives his opening statement on Capitol Hill in Washington
House Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the committee, spent much of his opening statement denouncing the U.S. news media as "puppets of the Democratic Party" who are in "a fevered rush to tarnish and remove a president."

"The media, of course, are free to act as Democrat puppets, and they're free to lurch from the Russia hoax to the Ukraine hoax at the direction of their puppet masters. But they cannot reasonably expect to do so without alienating half the country who voted for the President they're trying to expel."

"Americans have learned to recognize fake news when they see it, and if the mainstream press won't give it to them straight, they'll go elsewhere to find it -- which is exactly what the American people are doing."

Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KVH
November 19, 2019
Jennifer Williams, special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for European and Russian affairs: "On...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Jennifer Williams, special adviser to Vice President Mike Pence for European and Russian affairs: "On July 25th, along with several of my colleagues, I listened to a call between President Trump and President Zelenskiy ... I found the July 25th phone call unusual because, in contrast to other presidential calls I had observed, it involved discussion of what appeared to be a domestic political matter." She said the White House budget office had said Trump's acting chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, had directed that $391 million in security aid to Ukraine be put on hold and that she never learned why the assistance was later released in September.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KWJ
November 19, 2019
Vindman addressed his father during his opening statement, saying he had made the right decision to leave...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Lt Colonel Vindman testifies at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Vindman addressed his father during his opening statement, saying he had made the right decision to leave the Soviet Union and come to the United States in search of a better life, free of fear, for the family: "Dad, my sitting here today in the U.S. Capitol, talking to our elected officials, is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago to leave the Soviet Union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family. Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth."

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KXO
November 19, 2019
Jennifer Williams and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman are sworn in to testify. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Jennifer Williams and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman are sworn in to testify. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KZI
November 19, 2019
Adam Schiff also addressed attacks on Jennifer Williams and Alexander Vindman, seen here being sworn...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Jennifer Williams, an aide to Vice President Mike Pence, and National Security Council aide Lt. Col....
Adam Schiff also addressed attacks on Jennifer Williams and Alexander Vindman, seen here being sworn in to testify, by the president and his supporters: "You are here today, and the American people are grateful. Colonel Vindman, we have seen far more scurrilous attacks on your character and watched as certain personalities on Fox (News) have questioned your loyalty. I note that you have shed blood for America and we owe you an immense debt of gratitude."

Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79KSZ
November 19, 2019
Vindman spoke about attacks that have been directed against him and other witnesses by Trump and his...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Vindman is sworn in to testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Vindman spoke about attacks that have been directed against him and other witnesses by Trump and his allies: "I want to take a moment to recognize the courage of my colleagues who have appeared and are scheduled to appear before this committee. I want to say that the character attacks on these distinguished and honorable public servants is reprehensible ... We are better than personal attacks."

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79LIT
November 19, 2019
At one point, Adam Schiff (L) interrupted Devin Nunes' questioning of Vindman that appeared to be aimed...
Washington, UNITED STATES
House Intelligence Committee holds hearing as part of Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol Hill in Washington...
At one point, Adam Schiff (L) interrupted Devin Nunes' questioning of Vindman that appeared to be aimed at revealing the identity of the intelligence community whistleblower whose complaint about Trump's July 25 call triggered the impeachment inquiry. The whistleblower's identity has remained a secret, but Trump and his allies have repeatedly attacked the individual. "These proceedings will not be used to out the whistleblower," Schiff said.

REUTERS/Erin Scott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79L98
November 19, 2019
A police officer stand in front of a monitor as Jennifer Williams and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testify....
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
A police officer stand in front of a monitor as Jennifer Williams and Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testify. REUTERS/Erin Scott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79L84
November 19, 2019
Jennifer Williams looks back toward her lawyer Justin Shur as she testifies. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Jennifer Williams looks back toward her lawyer Justin Shur as she testifies. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79LA8
November 19, 2019
Steve Castor, the Republican staff attorney, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas,...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams and Vindman testify at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Steve Castor, the Republican staff attorney, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, listen as Jennifer Williams and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testify. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79L82
November 19, 2019
Some Trump allies in the conservative media have questioned Vindman's loyalty to the United States. Trump...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Lt Colonel Vindman testifies at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on...
Some Trump allies in the conservative media have questioned Vindman's loyalty to the United States. Trump last month described Vindman, a decorated Iraq War veteran, as a "Never Trumper," using a term for Republicans who oppose Trump.

A U.S. official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the Army has been carrying out security assessments since Vindman expressed concerns about his family's safety. Vindman and his family could be moved to a base if the security threat against him mounts, the official added.

REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79L4Q
November 19, 2019
Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (L) talks with minority legal counsel Steve Castor (R) during the hearing....
Washington, UNITED STATES
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence public hearing on the impeachment inquiry into US President...
Ranking member Rep. Devin Nunes (L) talks with minority legal counsel Steve Castor (R) during the hearing. Shawn Thew/Pool via REUTERS
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79LAX
November 19, 2019
Jennifer Williams is sworn in to testify. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Washington, UNITED STATES
Williams is sworn in at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment inquiry on Capitol...
Jennifer Williams is sworn in to testify. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79LVT
November 19, 2019
Representative Elise Stefanik questions witnesses. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Washington, UNITED STATES
Rep. Elise Stefanik asks questions during the House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment...
Representative Elise Stefanik questions witnesses. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79QLX
November 20, 2019
Ranking member Devin Nunes passes a sign as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. Ambassador to EU Sondland testifies at House Intelligence Committee hearing on Trump impeachment...
Ranking member Devin Nunes passes a sign as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
USA-TRUMP/IMPEACHMENT
RTX79QK2
November 20, 2019
A stenographer transcribes proceedings as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies...
Washington, UNITED STATES
Stenographer transcribes as U.S. Ambassador to EU Sondland testifies at House Intelligence Committee...
A stenographer transcribes proceedings as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testifies at a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott
Display
Items per page
Page
of 1