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Whistleblower complaint against Trump declassified, could be released Thursday

The whistleblower complaint that reportedly centers on President Donald Trump and his interactions with Ukraine has been declassified, sources familiar with the matter told NBC News on Wednesday night. The complaint, which the administration initially withheld from Congress, was declassified with what were described as minimal redactions, the sources said, and there is an expectation […]

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Federal judge holds off on deciding if “The Godfather” film scene can be played at Roger Stone trial

A federal judge charted out a partial course of what may be presented at the upcoming trial of former Trump adviser Roger Stone on Wednesday, including possible testimony from Steve Bannon, but declined to say whether a clip from “The Godfather: Part II” could be shown to a jury. Judge Amy Berman Jackson heard arguments […]

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Vaping illnesses soar past 1,000 with investigators no closer to pinpointing cause

The Food and Drug Administration should have acted sooner to curb the surge in youth vaping, the acting head of the agency, Dr. Ned Sharpless, told a House subcommittee Wednesday in his first appearance before Congress since news of severe lung illnesses linked to vaping began to circulate this summer. State health departments in nearly […]

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Search resumes for Kentucky woman missing in U.S. Virgin Islands

Rescuers in the U.S. Virgin Islands resumed — and expanded — their search Wednesday for a missing American medical school graduate who hasn’t been seen for almost a week, officials said. Tropical Storm Karen prompted island authorities to briefly curtail efforts Tuesday to find 48-year-old Lucy Schuhmann before resuming their search Wednesday. The expanded search […]

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Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry of Trump

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who for months resisted efforts to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, announced a formal inquiry on Tuesday, saying that the president’s growing Ukraine scandal marked a “breach of his Constitutional responsibilities.” “This week the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which […]

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Trump vents over Pelosi impeachment push over Ukraine call

President Donald Trump cycled through a range of conflicting reactions Tuesday as Democrats moved swiftly toward concrete congressional action on impeachment. The president moved from dismissing the renewed push by Democrats for impeachment proceedings early in the day to bemoaning the effort’s impact while holding meetings with world leaders at the United Nations just a […]

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4 key questions about the political fallout from the Trump impeachment inquiry

President Donald Trump is facing allegations that he tried to strong-arm a foreign leader into launching an investigation that might hurt Democratic contender Joe Biden. In response, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday for the first time endorsed impeachment proceedings. She joins a slew of swing district Democrats who’d previously stayed away from the subject. […]

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Trump’s Ukraine conduct may not be criminal, but it could be impeachable

President Donald Trump can no longer avoid an impeachment inquiry into his actions regarding pressure on Ukraine. On Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she will allow the House to formally investigate reports that the president might have ordered Ukraine military aid frozen to pressure the country’s government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and […]