To some, White House aide Jennifer Williams and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman are impartial truth-tellers; to others, they are power-hungry bureaucrats.
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Public officials are now in the spotlight: Does the public view them as professionals, bound by duty, or as elites who invoke ideals while pursuing their own agendas?
President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One, June 6, 2019.
When the founders wrote the Constitution, they had to devise a punishment fitting for a civil servant's impeachment. One possible punishment: banishment from the community.
Two of Alexander Hamilton’s Federalist Papers addressed impeachment.
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Teachers grappling with how to teach current events at divisive times should emphasize history, study original sources and address polarization.
Trump: there was no quid pro quo.
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The history of the Latin phrase at the centre of the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday, both the charges and Netanyahu's response to them were reminiscent of the situation President Trump is in.
I heard him saying…
Both political parties are trying to draw analogies between the impeachment process and a criminal trial – for political reasons, not legal ones.
The stage is set and the cast members are in their places for impeachment hearings.
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Since its beginnings, theater has been where the public can see what was happening, a venue for transparency and a point of view on real-life scenarios. It defines the American political landscape.
Boris Yeltsin shakes hands with Russia’s most powerful businessmen in Moscow.
Oligarchs have made headlines recently as the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump move forward.
Top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine William Taylor, left, and Foreign Service officer George Kent are sworn in before the House Intelligence Committee during the first public impeachment hearing.
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The first day of public impeachment testimony was defined, in part, by strongly worded statements from Representatives Adam Schiff and Devin Nunes.
President Donald Trump meets with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019. Both men have put the rule of law in their crosshairs.
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Authoritative statements by esteemed officials that the rule of law has been violated no longer have political consequences. Scandals that would have ended careers only a few years ago barely register.
Ukrainians don’t agree on how their president should have handled Trump’s request.
Trump's attempt to co-opt Ukraine's precarious position with Russia worsens existing divides inside Ukraine and weakens US influence abroad.
Tallies are displayed as House members vote on a resolution on impeachment procedure on Oct. 31, 2019.
Democrats and Republicans are speaking about impeachment with dramatically different language. The winner of this frame war will succeed in shaping how Americans understand the impeachment inquiry.
Sen. Susan Collins is among the senators who have chosen to stay quiet about impeachment so far.
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No written law or rule requires the senators to remain silent on the issues. But it's probably a good idea, and a promising sign of fairness.
The whistleblower: in Trump’s sights.
A former British whistleblower on the damage done when those who come forward with the truth are stigmatised.
Despite poor polling and an impeachment inquiry, Donald Trump has a reasonable chance of being elected again.
The president's support among non-college educated whites remains strong, and the only thing likely to shift that is a weakened economy.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, right, on Capitol Hill in Washington, in February . 2016.
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Whistleblowers may stop bad behavior and protect others from harm.
Whistleblowers step forward and shine a light on abuses of power at all levels of government. So why aren’t we protecting them?
Whistleblowers protect us. But who protects them?
The Capitol on the morning after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution to affirm the impeachment investigation.
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The House of Representatives voted Thursday on a resolution that laid out a process for the inquiry into the impeachment of President Donald Trump. But was the resolution constitutionally necessary?
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy listens during a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump in New York on September 25.
Multiple American presidents have viewed US support of Ukraine's security and democracy as critical to the national interest. President Trump's dealings with Ukraine are a major divergence.
US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly press briefing on October 8, 2019. She accused the White House of an “unlawful attempt to hide the facts” after it ruled out cooperating with an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump.
The impeachment investigation of US president Donald Trump has formally started, but much has changed since 1974, when Richard Nixon was forced out of office.