Julian Assange's Attorneys Claimed Trump Offered Him A Pardon If He Cleared Russia Of Meddling In The 2016 Election
A Republican defender of the Russian president visited Assange when he was living in Ecuador's London embassy — allegedly with an offer from President Trump.
"Long time since I shaved with a normal razor and it takes a little bit of practice," said the disgraced former Illinois governor.
Trump Has Commuted The Sentence Of Former Illinois Governor (And “Apprentice” Contestant) Rod Blagojevich
On Tuesday, Trump called the former governor's 14-year sentence "ridiculous."
“For those of us concerned about the future of the Earth’s climate and balance, this election is extremely important,” Gore said.
Ukraine Is Caught Up In Another Power Battle, But This Time It's Not Trump Vs. Biden But Trump Vs. China
There’s a potential US buyer lined up to buy military jet engine maker Motor Sich. (Spoiler: It’s not Erik Prince.)
The vote would force Trump to seek congressional approval before launching new attacks at Iran, but the president is expected to veto the resolution.
Four Prosecutors Quit Hours After The Trump Administration Tried To Lighten A Prison Sentence For The President’s Friend
Roger Stone could be facing several years in prison after being convicted of seven federal crimes.
Republicans Think President Trump Had Every Right To Fire Government Officials Who Testified Against Him
“People were supposed to have loyalty. Obviously they didn’t,” one Senate Republican said.
Final approval for six arms deals worth roughly $30 million has been held up for more than a year, and Ukraine has no idea why, four officials told BuzzFeed News.
Trump May Have Been Acquitted, But The House’s Vote To Impeach Him “Will Last Forever,” Democrat Says
“I do believe it would be a mistake for him to think that he can now simply disregard all the laws we have in this country,” Rep. Al Green, the first Democrat to call for impeachment, said Wednesday.
Trump will remain in office after the Senate voted to clear him of the charges that have dogged his presidency for months.
Senators voted to acquit Trump and end the impeachment trial around 4:30 p.m., despite Republican Sen. Mitt Romney joining Democrats to remove the president.
Romney is the only Republican to announce he'll vote to convict Trump in the impeachment trial. The president is still very likely to be acquitted this afternoon.
"Because it was a manifesto of mistruths," Pelosi said.
Rabia Kazan, a Turkish national who used to be a Trump fanatic, made a big donation to the president’s campaign. But she’s not a US citizen.
Trump’s speech came a day before the Senate votes on whether or not to remove him from office in the impeachment trial. Republicans are expected to acquit him.
The two members of “the Squad” said they couldn’t legitimize a president who obstructed Congress in the impeachment investigation.
“If you pick one candidate right now, the passion of Bernie followers is concerning,” a Republican member of Congress said in Iowa.
BuzzFeed News sued the US government under the Freedom of Information Act for the right to see all the work that Robert Mueller’s team kept secret. Today we are publishing the fifth installment of the FBI’s summaries of interviews with witnesses.
Following closing arguments, the Senate will take Tuesday off ahead of a vote on whether to remove Trump from office on Wednesday afternoon.
The move allows for Republicans to bring the trial to a close in the coming days.
No matter how much you might like them to be.
"Just because actions meet a standard of impeachment does not mean it is in the best interest of the country to remove a President from office."
The talking points, obtained by BuzzFeed News, also include answers to questions about Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg.
Senators will vote Wednesday on whether to remove Trump from office, a day after his State of the Union address.
Democrats Are Unlikely To Get Witnesses In Trump's Impeachment Trial After Two Key Republicans Split On The Issue
Republican Sen. Susan Collins briefly gave Democrats hope, saying she'll vote for witnesses. But then another Republican, Sen. Lamar Alexander, announced he'll vote no.
A Woman Who Accused Trump Of Rape Is Now Seeking His DNA To Test Against Genetic Material Found On Her Dress
E. Jean Carroll accused Trump of raping her in the 1990s. Now, her lawyers want to test his DNA against a sample found from the dress she wore during the alleged assault.
As senators gear up to vote on whether Trump should be removed from office, here are the major facts and arguments they're considering.
Senators have eight more hours to ask questions before a climactic vote on witnesses Friday.
Trump’s Team Argued Presidents Can Demand Quid Pro Quos to Get Reelected. Even Republicans Won’t Touch This Defense.
“‘I think I’m the greatest president that ever was, and if I’m not elected, the national interest will suffer greatly.’ That cannot be an impeachable offense,” Trump’s defense argued.
"We Would Still Like Our Money Back": Democrats Want Rep. Jeff Van Drew To Return Their Donations After He Joined The Republican Party
Democrats say Van Drew has ignored requests from some Democratic members and groups to return their donations since he joined the Republican Party.
Trump's Lawyers Said Presidents Can Accept Foreign Dirt On Opponents As Senators Asked Questions In The Impeachment Trial
“If there is credible information, credible information of wrongdoing by someone who is running for a public office, it's not campaign interference."
"I Would Vote For My Dead Cat Over Trump": Even Moderate Democrats Say They’d Vote For Bernie Sanders If He’s The Nominee
As fears rise in the party over what a Sanders win would mean, moderates in Iowa insist they’ll support the nominee no matter what.
Senators now have 16 hours to ask questions of both legal teams. What happens after that is up in the air.
Dozens of high-profile Trump allies, and the president himself, are descending on Iowa over the next week.
John Bolton Wrote In His Memoir That Trump Did The Very Thing He’s Been Impeached For, As The Trial Continues
The information revealed by Trump’s former national security adviser — that the president withheld aid for Ukraine for political gain — isn’t new. But the messenger is, and it could influence the impeachment trial.
The former mayor is launching a coalition targeting Jewish voters and building a platform in keeping with traditional Democratic rhetoric on Israel.
"Get rid of her. Get her out tomorrow. I don't care," Trump is heard saying on the tape. "Get her out tomorrow. Take her out, OK? Do it."
“They made the case this morning for why documents and witnesses are absolutely necessary to resolve this.”
Trump's Impeachment Lawyers Argued Democrats Ignored Evidence. Then They Went Ahead And Ignored Evidence.
After Democrats argued that the president is a “danger to the country,” Trump’s team now has 24 hours over three days to make his case.
“I’m further away from changing my mind,” said Sen. John Barrasso.
"Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this," tweeted actor George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu in the original TV series.
Democrats wrapped up three days of arguments in Trump's impeachment trial, imploring senators to remove the president from office and warning that he's a threat to them as well.
One Democrat called for sticking to the facts when talking in the Senate. But talking to the public? “It is more compelling to say ‘This is not on the level, this is not a fair trial.’”
"You Can't Trust This President": Democrats Accuse Trump Of Betraying The Country In Impeachment Trial
Democrats argued that President Trump violated the Constitution and must be removed from office in their second day of opening arguments in the impeachment trial.
“I’m not sure she’ll win,” said one undecided voter. “But she’ll outperform people’s expectations.”
For many members, the long hours without electronics have been a welcome side effect of President Donald Trump’s trial.
“I stayed awake, but I didn’t hear anything new,” said Sen. John Barrasso.
On Tuesday, Democrats failed to convince Republicans to subpoena witnesses. On Wednesday, the House began laying out the evidence against Trump.
The third presidential impeachment trial in US history is underway. The first thing senators did is get into a big partisan fight over witnesses and other rules.
Feat. Mean Girls, Drew Barrymore, and Lionel Richie.
New Impeachment Evidence Shows How Political Operatives Tried To Get A Respected US Ambassador Fired
“The bomb is dropping tomorrow,” Lev Parnas wrote the day before then-ambassador Marie Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from her post in Ukraine.
"I'm sure I'm not the only person in this country that does not necessarily agree with his family on politics."
Trump Said He’ll Double-Down On Prayer In School And Give More Federal Tax Money To Religious Groups
“Happy Religious Freedom Day,” his staff told reporters.
Key Witnesses In The Mueller Probe Told Investigators How Sean Hannity Advised Trump's Closest Aides
Hannity, the popular Fox News personality, is mentioned more than a dozen times in documents BuzzFeed News has obtained from the Mueller investigation so far.
After delays, the House voted to send two articles of impeachment to the Senate, which will begin considering whether to remove Trump from office in the coming days.
Speaker Pelosi Named Seven Impeachment Managers Who Will Deliver The Case To Remove President Donald Trump From Office
Pelosi selected Democrats with legal and law enforcement backgrounds to present the case against Trump, noting her “emphasis on litigators.”
Rudy Giuliani’s Indicted Associate Says "Trump Knew Exactly What Was Going On" With Ukraine Meetings
The comments from Lev Parnas, one of the men who worked with Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt in Ukraine, come after Congress released hundreds of pages of evidence that Parnas turned over to impeachment investigators.
The lesson of Iraq hangs over everything, and Twitter has brought both anti-war and non-American voices to the fore.
Trump's reelection campaign, after spending much of 2019 focused on other Democrats, keeps talking about Sanders in 2020.
The resolution passed Thursday is nonbinding but “directs” Trump to cease hostilities against Iran unless there’s an “imminent” attack or Congress declares war.
"Ultimately, we don’t think decisions about political ads should be made by private companies," a Facebook executive said.
Trump, a source said, has been watching the network's analysis with interest.
The White House's Iran Briefing Won Over Most Republicans, But Rand Paul And Mike Lee Are Calling It A Disgrace
The parties are splitting apart as the House schedules a vote Thursday on whether to limit Trump’s authority to wage war.
“America and the world cannot afford war,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday.
The former New York City mayor is accepting the endorsement of Akron’s mayor and unveiling a plan to help old industrial cities transition to new economies.
Both Biden and Sanders are warning of the risks of war — and pointing to their own records as their best arguments to prevent it.
Trump has said that 52 heritage sites could be "HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD".
The resolution by Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine argues the Trump administration does not have congressional approval to start a war with Iran.
Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang came out unequivocally against the attack that killed Iran's Qassem Soleimani.
This was the decade when it became clear that “gay rights are human rights,” but it was also the decade when the very notion that humans have universal rights came under attack.
Facebook said that sharing URLs with the name of the person believed to be the whistleblower is against their policies, but that hasn’t stopped news sites from doing it.
Assume decade dead.
Editor-in-Chief Mark Galli appeared on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM to discuss the editorial and the president's response.
“As the number one frank-ophile in the city, I’m supposed to see if you can cut the mustard!”
Republicans Said It Was “Inappropriate” For Trump To Attack A Member Of Congress And Her Late Husband
“I hope he regrets that one.”
The number of teens using e-cigarettes has nearly doubled from last year.
“What do you think is going to happen if these sit there for a month or two months? Trump will go crazy,” said Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
One hour after he was impeached, the president of the United States was on a stage yelling about light bulbs.
"Maybe he's looking up, I don't know."
Reps. Collin Peterson and Jeff Van Drew voted against Trump's impeachment, though Van Drew plans to leave the Democratic Party and become a Republican in the coming days.
The atypical presidential candidate made an unusual choice in the House's impeachment vote.
Trump will face a trial in the Republican-controlled Senate, where he’s likely to be acquitted.
The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals punted on the key question of whether Obamacare is unconstitutional and must be thrown out.
“You just don’t put your thumb in the air and test the winds and see how they’re blowing and decide if someone did something wrong or right.”
“I would remind the gentleman if President Trump is impeached and removed, the new president would be Mike Pence, not Hillary Clinton,” Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler said.
This year, the battle over abortion rights reached a fever pitch. That’s what this entire decade was building toward.
Gates had cooperated with prosecutors in cases against other Trump allies, including Paul Manafort and Roger Stone. He’ll also serve three years of probation.
Michael Bloomberg’s Presidential Campaign Will Keep Some Staffers On Throughout The General Election — Even If He’s Not On The Ballot
The campaign is also said to be planning a big headquarters move.
After Trump lost in lower courts, the Supreme Court is stepping in to hear his appeal in three major cases.
"A small man in search of a balcony," as one columnist memorably described him. Nothing has changed.
You may not know them well, but you know their work: Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova have been at the center of major political news for 40 years. And we might not be in the middle of impeachment without them.
“The US is using its last chance to cover its ass,” one activist told BuzzFeed News.
The First Democrat To Call For Impeachment Says If The Senate Won’t Remove Trump From Office, Democrats Can Try Again
Texas Rep. Al Green was the first to support impeaching Trump. He’s not planning on dropping it anytime soon.
Next, the full House will vote to send the impeachment to the Senate. If the articles pass the House, Trump will be the third president ever impeached in US history.
The Justice Department's Office of the Inspector General has contradicted some of the president’s conspiracy theories, but it also found misconduct by FBI agents who investigated the president's campaign.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Said Mike Pence And Mike Pompeo Are Not “Fit To Serve In Public Office,” Given Impeachment Evidence
As evidence mounts against President Donald Trump, Ocasio-Cortez said that Pence and also Secretary of State Mike Pompeo should be held accountable. "I don’t think that either of them are fit to serve in public office — ever again."
"We knew that the LGBTQ community would be attacked, which they were immediately, and wanted to offer visibility and agency," Beals told BuzzFeed News.
"The President placed his personal political interests above the national interests of the United States, sought to undermine the integrity of the U.S. presidential election process, and endangered U.S. national security," Democrats concluded.
If — or when — the impeachment trial heads to the Senate, it will trap presidential candidates in DC. But Bernie Sanders has AOC.