President Trump defends Syria decision

The president has been criticized by some analysts and political observers who insist he gave Turkey the "green light" to invade Syria and fight the Kurds, U.S. allies in recent efforts to bring the Islamic State to heel. Trump has defended his actions to "bring our soldiers back home" and put a stop to the "crazy endless wars," saying the United States is "7,000 miles away."

Gaetz kicked out of impeachment inquiry hearing

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., an ardent supporter of President Trump, got the boot on Monday when he tried to sit in on the testimony of a former top National Security Council expert on Russia who was appearing on Capitol Hill as part of the House impeachment inquiry into the president.

Former ambassador to Ukraine says Trump pushed to oust her

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told lawmakers Friday that President Donald Trump pressured the State Department to oust her from her position. She said that she was "abruptly" recalled in May and told the president had lost confidence in her. She said she was told by an official that there was a "concerted campaign against me" and that Trump had pressured officials to remove her for almost a year.

Giuliani associates arrested trying to leave US

The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan says two associates of Rudy Giuliani who are accused of trying to buy influence over U.S. policy on Ukraine were arrested while trying to leave the country. U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman told reporters Thursday that businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were about to board an international flight from Virginia with one-way tickets when they were detained at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Protesters plan for Donald Trump Jr speech at UF

The University of Florida has invited Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle, his girlfriend and a senior adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, to speak on campus next week. Now, protesters are planning a demonstration.

Senator Rubio visits FOX 35 studios

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio, R-Florida, visited the FOX 35 studio to discuss a number of topics, such as Puerto Rico's ongoing recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria to the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's handling of U.S. relations with Ukraine and his desire for Ukraine to investigate potential Democratic presidential rival, Joe Biden. Trump has denied doing anything wrong.

White House blocks diplomat from testifying before Congress

The White House declared Tuesday it will not cooperate with what it termed an "illegitimate" impeachment probe by House Democrats, setting up a constitutional clash between President Donald Trump and Congress. It comes the same day the White House blocked Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from testifying behind closed doors about the president's dealings with Ukraine.

House Democrats issue subpoenas in impeachment inquiry

House Democrats leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine may have fresh information to work with. A new whistleblower has stepped forward with what the person's lawyer says is firsthand knowledge of key events.

President Trump visits Central Florida for stop in The Villages

President Donald Trump is touting his support for Medicare and its private insurance option as he slams left-leaning Democrats on their "Medicare for All" plan. Trump is traveling Thursday to The Villages, a bustling community for adults located in Central Florida. The area overwhelmingly supported Trump in 2016. The trip comes as the Republican president angrily defends himself against a House impeachment inquiry.

Pompeo, Democrats trade intimidation charges

Trading hot charges of intimidation, the Trump administration took a defiant step toward resisting Congress' access to impeachment witnesses Tuesday, then House Democrats warned such efforts themselves could amount to an impeachable offense.

Whistleblower accuses White House of Ukraine call cover-up

White House officials took extraordinary steps to "lock down" information about President Donald Trump's summertime phone call with the president of Ukraine, even moving the transcript to a secret computer system, a whistleblower alleges in a politically explosive complaint that accuses the administration of a wide-ranging cover-up.

Washington plunges into Trump impeachment investigation

President Donald Trump pressed Ukraine's leader to "look into" Democratic rival Joe Biden as well as his grievances from the 2016 election, according to a rough transcript of a summer phone call that is now at the center of Democrats' impeachment probe into Trump.

Pelosi orders impeachment probe of Trump

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election-year clash between Congress and the commander in chief.

Trump insists he never pressed Ukraine for dirt on Biden

Congressional Democrats on Monday pressed their demands for full disclosure of a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump and intensified calls for impeachment. Trump insisted anew he did nothing wrong in his conversation with Ukraine's leader that is at the center of the complaint.