Trial opens with rancor over witnesses and new evidence on Trump’s Ukraine dealings

The partisan kickoff to the Senate proceedings that will determine the president’s fate came amid new allegations by a Trump associate who has tried to implicate the president more directly in an alleged plot to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 U.S. election.

Parnas ties Pence’s snub of Ukraine to Giuliani’s pressure campaign

President Trump told the vice president not to attend the new Ukrainian leader’s inauguration a day after Lev Parnas said he failed to extract a promise that Kyiv would announce a Biden investigation.
In 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, had grown alarmed by gaping holes in President Trump’s knowledge of history. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
In 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, right, had grown alarmed by gaping holes in President Trump’s knowledge of history. (Jabin Botsford/The Post)
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‘You’re a bunch of dopes and babies’: Inside Trump’s stunning tirade against generals

The new book “A Very Stable Genius” documents how President Trump lashed out at attempts by military leaders and diplomats to teach him about U.S. alliances and obligations around the globe.

Poll finds black Americans determined to limit Trump to one term

The Washington Post-Ipsos poll of African Americans reveals fears about whether their children will have a fair shot and a belief that whites don’t fully appreciate the discrimination they face.

Mormon twins teamed up on whistleblower complaint over the church’s billions. It tore them apart.

After a lifetime of shared aims, the decision by one Nielsen twin to go public with their confidential complaint has opened a rift so deep that they stopped speaking.

New evidence emerges as impeachment trial begins

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House Democrats say the judge’s hesitation makes it more likely President Trump will be able to run out the clock and dodge a congressional subpoena for the records until well after the November election.
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