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US Impeachment Animation (CR)
Title:
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Summary: AP Explains: The Impeachment Process
Story No: apus125132
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/15/2019 04:10 PM
People: Richard Nixon , Bill Clinton
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Impeachment is a rarely used procedure that people often think means a president's removal from office. It actually means the House of Representatives has found evidence of impeachable conduct and is sending the process to the Senate for a trial that could lead to the president's removal.

Here's how it works:

It all starts in the House of Representatives. First, an official inquiry is opened in the House. Various committees may open investigations, but a panel made up of members known as the Judiciary Committee is ultimately responsible for recommending the articles of impeachment.

If the committee backs the impeachment articles, the matter goes to the full House for a vote.

If a majority of the full House votes for impeachment, the matter then goes to the Senate, which is responsible for holding a trial, overseen by the chief justice of the United States.

It takes a two-thirds vote in the Senate to force a president from office.

The Constitution dictates that if an impeached president is convicted by the Senate of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he or she should be removed from office. There are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes a high crime or misdemeanor in the Constitution. It is left to Congress to define such terms.

If the senate did vote to oust the president from office, the vice president would take over.

No president has been removed from office as part of the impeachment process, though two have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton. Both won acquittal in the Senate.

Richard Nixon, who was the subject of impeachment proceedings, resigned from office in 1974 when it looked certain that the House would impeach him, and his prospects in the Senate appeared dire.

1. Animation showing the steps of the impeachment process

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Subjects: Political corruption , Political issues , Government and politics , Legislature , Impeachments
People: Richard Nixon , Bill Clinton
Organisations: United States House of Representatives, United States Congress, United States government, United States Senate
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US House Intel Arrivals (Lon NR)
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Summary: Kent arrives to Capitol to testify on Ukraine
Story No: apus125127
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS , POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/15/2019 03:28 PM
People: Donald Trump , Michael McCaul
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On Tuesday, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent arrived on Capitol Hill to testify.

Three House committees - the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Committee on Oversight and Reform - are jointly interviewing  Kent.

The committees are investigating whether US President Donald Trump pressed Ukrainian leaders to interfere with the 2020 election. The administration has informed House Democrats that it is refusing to comply with the inquiry, calling it unconstitutional.

Rep. Michael McCaul, the ranking Republican member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs said that the House should vote on a resolution to conduct an impeachment inquiry before moving forward with its investigation.

The interviews are among what could eventually become dozens of closed-door depositions in the impeachment probe. There are five more scheduled this week, mostly with State Department officials, though it is unclear if they will all appear after Trump declared he wouldn't cooperate with the probe.

The packed schedule of interviews comes as Democrats are methodically working to pin down the details of Trump's pressure on Ukraine. Once Democrats have completed the probe and followed any other threads it produces, they will use their findings to help determine whether to vote on articles of impeachment. Pelosi said she wants the committees to move "expeditiously."

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington - 15 October 2019

1. Various of George Kent arriving at US Capitol

POOL

Washington - 15 October 2019

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Michael McCaul, (R) Texas:

"I talked to a lot of my constituents, both Republican, Democrat, independent. I think what they want most is if Congress is going to proceed on this very important measure, which is probably the most important thing that Congress can do is remove a president from office that it should do so with the spirit of fairness and a spirit of due process. And everything I've seen has defied that. The minority (Republican minority) has been shut out of the process. It's being done in a scif, a classified briefing room, behind closed doors when it should be in front of the american people so that all can see in a very transparent way the testimony of these witnesses. Secondly, a resolution should be passed on the floor immediately calling for an inquiry for impeachment. To do otherwise defies the notion of democracy."

ASSOCIATED PRESS

Washington - 15 October 2019

3. Various of George Kent arriving for interview in closed door session

POOL

Washington - 15 October 2019

4. Various of Kent walking

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US House Intel Yovanovitch (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Yovanovitch arrives on Hill for deposition
Story No: apus124990
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/11/2019 02:37 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Rudolph Giuliani
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Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has arrived on Capitol Hill for a deposition in the Democrats' impeachment inquiry despite President Donald Trump's position that his administration won't cooperate with the probe.

Yovanovitch was recalled from her post in May and is now a State Department fellow at Georgetown University. Trump said earlier this week that he would block officials from testifying.

Democrats are investigating Trump's direct pleas to Ukrainian officials to launch investigations of political rival Joe Biden and his family. The Associated Press reported Thursday that a former diplomat, recalling a recent conversation with Yovanovich, said she was removed after insisting that the requests for investigations be relayed according to long-established protocol.

Yovanovitch was recalled from Kyiv in May as Rudy Giuliani — who is Trump's personal attorney and has no official role in the U.S. government — pushed Ukrainian officials to investigate baseless corruption allegations against the Bidens.

Washington - 11 October 2019

1.Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch walks toward Capitol building

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US Trump Ukraine Perry Giuliani (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump says he doesn't know 2 charged businessmen
Story No: apus124941
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 09:34 PM
People: Donald Trump , Rudolph Giuliani , Joe Biden , Rick Perry
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President Donald Trump says he doesn't know the two Florida businessmen associated with his personal lawyer who were charged with federal campaign finance violations.

The associates of Rudy Giuliani were arrested Wednesday on a four-count indictment that includes charges of conspiracy, making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and falsification of records.

Trump said Thursday that he hasn't spoken to Giuliani about the associates. He says, "We have nothing to do with it."

Trump made the comments on the White House South Lawn as he prepared to leave for a campaign rally in Minnesota.

The men had key roles in Giuliani's efforts to launch a Ukrainian corruption investigation against Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden and his son Hunter.

House Democrats have also subpoenaed the two associates of Giuliani, as part of their impeachment inquiry.

The subpoenas came hours after the two men were arrested for campaign finance violations.

And House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as part of their impeachment investigation into President Trump's dealings with Ukraine.

Trump has said Perry teed up the July 25 call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

A spokeswoman for Perry said he wanted Trump to speak on energy matters with the Ukrainian leader as part of U.S. efforts to boost Western energy ties to Eastern Europe.

Washington DC - 10 October 2019

1. Cutaway of President Donald Trump walking up to talk with reporters on the White House driveway

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"I don't know those gentlemen. Now it is possible to have a picture with them because I have a picture with everybody. I have a picture with everybody here. But somebody said there may be a picture or something, we're at a fundraiser or somewhere. So, but I have pictures with everybody I happen. I don't know if there's anybody I don't have pictures. I don't know them I don't know about them, I don't know what they do but I don't know. Maybe they were clients of Rudy's. You'd have to ask Rudy. I just don't know."

3. Cutaway

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"Then they're clients. I mean he's got a lot of clients. So I just don't know I haven't spoken to Rudy about it I don't know. I will say this from what I heard I just heard about this, they said We have nothing to do with it. We're totally, we have nothing to do with."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"President of Ukraine who frankly today was very good somewhere in Ukraine, I guess gave a news conference on unrelated things was asked the question and he said President Trump behaved in a perfectly fine manner. There was nothing wrong in any way shape or form. Something to that effect. So I appreciate that. But the president of Ukraine that should be case over."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"Well I don't know how you can impeach on a conversation with the president of a country, in this case Ukraine, which was a perfect conversation, where the president of Ukraine just said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever, that we had a absolutely perfect conversation. Then on top of that and maybe less importantly frankly, but on top of that we have a transcript of the conversation fortunately that's perfect."

9. Cutaway

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"How many people can they talk to? We had a simple conversation. Everybody knows what the conversation was because I gave it immediately when I heard about it. The whistleblower who seems to be a Democrat that's involved with a lot of people, gave a false interpretation of the conversation, because we have the conversation."

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"The President of Ukraine just said just now that the conversation was absolutely perfect, no problem. It was a very good conversation. So I don't know why they'd be calling Rick Perry. I don't know why they'd be calling all these people. It's a very bad situation for our country."

13. Cutaway

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US NY Giuliani Associates (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: First criminal charges in US related to Ukraine
Story No: apus124933
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 07:11 PM
People: Joe Biden , Rudolph Giuliani , Donald Trump
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In the first criminal charges related to the Ukraine controversy, US prosecutors have announce a campaign finance case against two businessmen tied to efforts by President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, to prod Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

The top federal prosecutor in Manhattan says two associates of Giuliani who are accused of trying to buy influence over US policy on Ukraine were arrested while trying to leave the country.

US Attorney Geoffrey Berman told reporters Thursday that businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were about to board an international fight from Washington D.C. with one-way tickets when they were detained at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The pair and a third man are accused of trying using straw donors to hide the source of money they contributed to a Congressman and a political action committee supporting Trump's re-election.

Berman says the men asked a US congressman to help remove the American Ambassador to Ukraine.

He says Parnas and Fruman were acting at the request of a Ukrainian government official.

The charges, linked to a 325,000 US dollars donation to a political action committee supporting Trump's reelection, don't suggest wrong doing by the president, but probably will add fuel to the House impeachment inquiry.

New York - 10 October 2019

1. Press conference announcing indictments in alleged conspiracy to violate US federal election laws

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey Berman, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

"Today we unsealed an indictment charging Lev Parnas, Igor Fruman and two co-defendants for their alleged participation in schemes to violate the federal campaign finance laws by repeatedly using straw donors and foreign money. Parnas And Fruman were arrested around 6:00 p.m. last night at Dulles Airport as they were about to board an international flight with one way tickets."

3. US Attorney pointing to board detailing alleged scheme

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey Berman, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

"As alleged in the indictment the defendants broke the law to gain political influence while avoiding disclosure of who was actually making the donations and where the money was coming from. They saw political influence not only to advance their own financial interests but to advance the political interests of at least one foreign official. A Ukrainian government official who sought the dismissal of the US ambassador to Ukraine."

5. Various, tight, board detailing alleged scheme

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Geoffrey Berman, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York:

"Protecting the integrity of our elections and protecting our elections from unlawful foreign influence are core functions of our campaign finance laws. And as this office has made clear, we will not hesitate to investigate and prosecute those who engage in criminal conduct that draws into question the integrity of our political process."

7. Tight, board detailing alleged scheme

8. Wide, press conference

9. SOUNDBITE (English) William F. Sweeney, Jr., FBI New York Field Office Assistant Director in Charge:

"These allegations are not about some technicality, a civil violation or an error on a form. This investigation is about corrupt behavior. Deliberate lawbreaking. The FBI takes the obligation to tackle corruption seriously. There are no exceptions to this rule. We gather evidence. We collect facts and we will act on them when appropriate."

10. Wide, press conference

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Ukraine Zelenskiy 3
Title:
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Summary: Zelenskiy happy to investigate US election claims
Story No: 4234151
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 04:46 PM
People: Donald Trump , Petro Poroshenko
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said his country would happily investigate whether Ukrainians interfered in the 2016 US elections.

Zelenskiy told reporters on Thursday it was in Ukraine's interest to determine what happened but the decision on any probe would not be influenced by the US as Ukrainian legislation was "independent".

US President Donald Trump asked Zelenskiy for such an investigation in a July phone call that has helped prompt an impeachment inquiry.

Trump's claims that Ukraine allied with the Democrats in a plot to derail his 2016 presidential campaign, though no evidence of such a plot has emerged.

Answering question about local Ukrainian issues, Zelenskiy accused his predecessor of fomenting protests to derail a peace process for the country's separatist-held east and said talks with Russia were the only way to end the five-year war there.

Zelenskiy told reporters that Petro Poroshenko, who he defeated in April's election, was "pushing" people to oppose the withdrawal of heavy weaponry in eastern Ukraine, where fighting against Russia-backed separatists has killed more than 13,000 people since 2014.

"He is against the pullback and he thinks that he can spearhead another Maidan," Zelenskiy said, referring to the square in the capital of Kyiv that was the site of 2013-2014 protests that ousted a pro-Russian government and eventually propelled Poroshenko into power.

Kyiv - 10 October 2019

1. Top shot of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy talking to journalists

2. Wide of correspondent asking question

3. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine:

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"Mr President of the US can't influence a decision on any case as Ukrainian legislation is independent, and legal bodies are independent from the United States too. He can't. He can say: "Ok, we have details, we have a view that Ukraine did interference. But it's needed to be accountable for all words." That's why when America says "yes, the interference was done" I always say, "super, hand the details over to us, give, give them and we'll find…" Ukraine is not that kind of country. We don't interfere into elections. We are different. If previous authorities interfered into elections give us details and we will investigate with pleasure."

4. Mid of correspondent asking question to Zelenskiy

5. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine:

"Indeed we are ready to investigate the Burisma case and interference from the Ukrainian side into US elections (in 2016) if it happened. We are ready and I've told about this before if it will be a joint investigative team, a joint team of (US and Ukrainian) general prosecutors."

6. Top shot of Zelenskiy talking to journalists

7. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine:

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"They (US) has blocked (military aid) even before we (Zelenskiy and US President Donald Trump) had a conversation. But what is important is it hasn't been discussed in that conversation. I mean I didn't even know about that. Later the defense minister told me that we have a problem. The aid was blocked. This issue didn't exist at all when we've talked with Trump. When the defense minister told me about that problem I knew that I would discuss this issue in Warsaw (on September 1 when Trump was supposed to visit)."

8. Top shot of cameramen

9. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine:  

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"He (former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko) is against the pullback and it seems to him that Maidan may happen because of that. Moreover he is pushing people a little bit (to protest), pushing by using his media and by his actions for example he was walking walking an accidentally came to Maidan…"

10. Top shot of Zelenskiy talking to journalists

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Ukraine Zelenskiy Trump
Title:
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Summary: Zelenskiy 'No blackmail' in phonecall with Trump
Story No: 4234037
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/10/2019 08:39 AM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Michael Pence
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says there was "no blackmail" in the phone call with US President Donald Trump that helped spark an impeachment inquiry.

Responding on Thursday to questions from The Associated Press, Zelenskiy said he only learned after their July 25 phone call that the US had blocked hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.

Zelenskiy said the aid wasn't the "theme" of their conversation in July.

He spoke during an unusual, all-day "media marathon" in a Kyiv food court amid growing questions about his actions as president.

Trump asked Zelenskiy during the call to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough White House transcript.

Congressional Democrats believe Trump was holding up the aid to use as leverage to pressure Ukraine and advance his domestic political interests ahead of next year's US presidential election.

Trump said the military aid was frozen because of concerns about corruption in Ukraine, but the move prompted congressional outcry and the money was released in September.

The July call is central to the impeachment inquiry, and embarrassed Zelenskiy because it showed him as eager to please Trump and critical of European partners.

Kyiv - 10 October 2019

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1. Various of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy arriving to news conference and sitting down

2. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President of Ukraine:

"We (Zelenskiy and US Vice President Mike Pence) had meeting there (in Warsaw). It was comprehensive and very good. And after this meeting the US has unlocked aid and added 140 millions US dollars. That's why there was no blackmail. Not at all, as that was not a theme of our conversation."

3. Zelenskiy listening to journalists

4. Wide of news conference

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US Biden Ukraine
Title:
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Summary: Biden: No truth in Trump's attacks
Story No: 4233996
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/09/2019 10:31 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Rudolph Giuliani
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is saying for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.

Biden made the remarks campaigning Wednesday in New Hampshire.

Biden said "there is no truth in his charges and attacks against me and my son. Zero."

Trump in a July phone call to Ukraine's leader had asked for "a favor" of investigating Biden and his son, Hunter.

"What Trump did in Ukraine was to carry out a secret policy for his own personal political benefit in the hope that he wouldn't have to face me and my guess is anyone else who he thought was likely to win," said Biden.

House Democrats have begun impeachment proceedings against Trump based on a rough transcript of the July 25 telephone call.

Rochester, New Hampshire - 9 October 2019

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1. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"There is no truth in his charges and attacks against me and my son. Zero. Every independent news organization that's reviewed his charges at length found them to be flat out lies. And Trump knows it, but the old method he has used very well since he was a businessman. Repeat, repeat, repeat the lie."

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"My insistence that a prosecutor who is viewed as corrupt be replaced was the official position of the president the United States, the United States government, supported by Republican senators, who sent a letter, sent a letter in 2016 calling for the removal of Shokin, because of corruption, supported by the European Union, the International Monetary Fund, our allies including the UK, France, Germany. What Trump did in Ukraine was to carry out a secret policy for his own personal political benefit in the hope that he wouldn't have to face me and my guess is anyone else who he thought was likely to win. What I did was to seek to replace a weak prosecutor with one who we hoped would go after corruption that is holding Ukraine back. The rest of the world was threatening not to continue to support Ukraine unless they dealt with the corruption. What Trump did was hold hostage political support and hundreds of millions of desperately needed dollars to a country at war to advance his own political demands. If they had been written as a sitcom it wouldn't have been believed. I mean think about this and now there's a report that not only did Trump send Rudy Giuliani, a man of great integrity (laughing) his personal lawyer to carry out his scheme and co-opt the State Department. It's been alleged that the allies of Giuliani were working on a side deal at the same time to make millions in Ukraine, just alleged, don't know for a fact. A corrupt scheme with an additional helping of corruption and self- dealing on the side. Classic Trump."

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US Trump Impeach China (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump: Impeachment fight could go to Supreme Court
Story No: apus124884
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/09/2019 10:09 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Steve Kerr , Paul Ryan
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President Donald Trump is predicting that his impeachment fight with House Democrats could end up at the Supreme Court.

Trump answered questions Wednesday on the White House's refusal to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry into his dealings with Ukraine.

His lawyers sent a letter to House Democratic leaders Tuesday declaring a full halt to cooperation with what the administration termed an "illegitimate" probe, in part because a formal vote has not taken place.

Officials declined to say Tuesday what it would take for the White House to change its mind.

But Trump told reporters he might consider cooperating if there is a vote, but only "if Republicans," who are a minority, "get a fair shake" and additional power.

Asked about the comments of former Vice President Joe Biden, who said for the first time Wednesday that Trump should be impeached, Trump brushed them off, saying Biden's presidential campaign is "dropping like a rock."

Trump said Biden is no longer the Democratic frontrunner, adding that he feels "badly for him," before continuing attacks on Biden's son Hunter.

Trump also blasted two NBA (National Basketball Association) coaches for "talking badly about the United States," but "pandering to China" amid the league's ongoing dispute with China regarding Hong Kong protests.

Several Chinese companies have cut ties with the NBA following a tweet from the general manager of the Houston Rockets supporting demonstrators in Hong Kong.

Asked whether he is ok with the Chinese government pressuring the NBA, Trump said, "They have to work out their own situation. The NBA, they know what they're doing."

Washington, DC - 9 October 2019

1. Wide shot of President Donald Trump in Roosevelt Room

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"The whole thing is a scam, it's a fix. And we wrote a letter yesterday and it probably ends up being a big Supreme Court case. Maybe it goes a long time, I don't know. But the Republican Party has been treated unbelievably badly and unfairly by the Democrats."

3. Wide shot of Trump

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter question) If there were a vote in the full House and the vote...

Well yeah, that sounds ok.

(Reporter) When will you cooperate?

Well we would if they give us our rights. It depends. If they vote and say you can't have lawyers, you can ask questions, you can't have anybody present, all of these crazy things. And even some of the reporters said to me it really is an unfair situation."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter) If if Pelosi holds a vote on the floor on impeachment and commits to the rules of previous impeachment proceedings, you'll participate in that investigation?

Yeah. If the rules are fair, because I don't know. I don't know exactly your definition. If Republicans get a fair shake, because the Republicans have been, look, we were very nice to them. When Paul Ryan was the Speaker, he really wouldn't give subpoenas."

7. Cutaways

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"(Reporter) Joe Biden came out for the first time today and said you should be impeached. Your response?

So Biden is dropping like a rock. I don't think he's gonna make it. I didn't think he was gonna make it for a long time. I don't think he's gonna make it. And I guess this is one way he can do it. You know he didn't say that until right now and he sees what's happening to him. I guess he's no longer the front runner. But look, I feel badly for him because I know he's going through a lot. He's been hit and he's been caught red handed. I mean here's a man who is on tape saying exactly what he's going to do in terms of corruption and he gets away with it. If that ever happened to a Republican, they'd be getting the electric chair right now. They'd be right now being walked into the electric chair. It's a whole different standard. What Joe Biden said on tape this isn't like gee whiz we think. What he said on tape, and the fake media doesn't want to play the tape, they hardly play it. So I feel you know, that it's too bad what's happened to him. He's sinking and his campaign is sinking. But he walked away with hundreds of, I mean you look at the kind of numbers his son who is at best incompetent, got thrown out of the Navy. I don't even want to say why."

9. Wide shot of Trump speaking

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Well the NBA is a different thing. I mean I watch this guy Steve Kerr (Golden State Warriors coach) He was like a little boy. He was so scared to be even answering the question, he couldn't answer the question, he was shaking, Oh I don't know. I don't know. He didn't know how to answer the question. And he had he'll talk about the United States very badly. I watched Popovich (San Antonio coach Greg Popovich), sort of the same thing but he didn't look quite as scared actually. But they talk badly about the United States but when it talks about China they don't want to say anything bad. I thought it was pretty sad actually. It'll be, it'll be very, it'll be very interesting. Excuse me?

(Reporter)  Are you OK then with the Chinese government pressuring the NBA over Hong Kong?

They have to work out their own situation. The NBA, they know what they're doing. But I watched the way that like Kerr and Popovich and some of the others were pandering to China and yet to our own country they don't, its like they don't respect it. It's like they don't respect it. I said, what a difference. Isn't it sad. It's very sad. To me it's very sad."

11. Wide shot of Trump speaking

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US NH Biden 2 (NR)
Title:
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Summary: Joe Biden calls for Trump to be impeached
Story No: apus124868
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/09/2019 08:04 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump
Subscription:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.

Biden made the remarks as part a blistering 25-minute campaign speech in New Hampshire.

Biden said Trump is "shooting holes in the Constitution" by asking foreign powers to interfere in the 2020 election and then refusing to cooperate with a resulting House impeachment inquiry.

Rochester, New Hampshire - Oct 9. 2019

1. Joe Biden walks on stage

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential candidate:

"To preserve our Constitution, our democracy, our basic integrity, he should be impeached. That's not only because of what he's done. To answer whether he has committed acts of sufficient to warrant impeachment is obvious. We see it in Trump's own words. We see it in the texts from State Department officials that have been made public. We see it in his pulling much of the United States government into his corrupt schemes individuals and then the government, his appointees. But we have to remember that impeachment isn't only about what the president's done. It's about the threat the president poses to the nation if allowed to remain in office."

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Joe Biden, (D) Presidential candidate:

"One thing about this president is absolutely clear. And I don't think anyone can contradict this. He has seen no limits to his power regardless what the Constitution says. He believes the entire United States government can be corrupted into furthering his personal political needs. He's even willing to hold Congress and congressionally appropriated aid to a foreign nation hostage to his personal political demands. He believes if he does something, It's legal, period. And perhaps most important he believes there's nothing we can do about it. He believes he can and will get away with anything he does. We all laughed when he said he could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot someone and get away with it. It's no joke. He's shooting holes in the Constitution and we can not let him get away with it."

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US Trump Impeachment Letter (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: White House says it won't comply with inquiry
Story No: apus124828
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/08/2019 11:53 PM
People: Mike Pompeo , Adam Schiff
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The White House has notified the House that the Trump administration will not participate in what it is calling Democrats' "illegitimate" impeachment probe.

White House Counsel Pat Cipollone writes in a letter to House Democratic leaders that their inquiry has processed in a "manner that violates fundamental fairness and constitutionally mandated due process" and "lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation" or "pretense of fairness."

The letter comes the same day Trump intensified his fight with Congress by blocking Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from testifying behind closed doors about the president's dealings with Ukraine.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called Sondland's no-show "additional strong evidence" of obstruction of Congress by Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that will only strengthen Democrats' case.

Washington DC - 8 October 2019

1. STILL of pages from White House letter sent to House Democratic leaders

2. Various STILLS of front page of letter

3. Various STILLS of reason "Inquiry" is invalid

4. STILL of last page talking about why they won't cooperate

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US LA Trump Jr Impeachment (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump Jr. blasts Biden Ukraine connection
Story No: apus124791
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/08/2019 06:37 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , John Bel Edwards , Donald Trump, Jr.
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President Donald Trump and his administration escalated a standoff with Congress over House Democrats' impeachment investigation, barring a diplomat from appearing behind closed doors to discuss the president's dealings with Ukraine.

On Monday, Donald Trump, Jr., the president's eldest son, spoke to a crowd of more than 500 Republicans in Lafayette, Louisiana, during a Republican Party of Louisiana turnout event to encourage voters to support either of the two Republican candidates trying to unseat the Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards on Saturday.

Trump, Jr. weighed in on the impeachment investigation, his father's July 25 telephone call with the Ukrainian president at the center of a whistleblower complaint, and his father's political opponent, Democrat and former vice president Joe Biden.

"I've been talking about it for 18 months as part of my stump speech. Ukraine, the this, the this, the corruption. You know when it got picked up? When they could make it about Trump, somehow magically. That's when it became a story. I mean think about that."

President Trump plans to travel to Louisiana on Friday.

Lafayette, Louisiana - 7 October 2019

1. Don Trump Jr. and other on stage in front of an audience

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son:

"You saw the Russia witch hunt play out over the last three years. Now it's the Ukraine witch hunt, right? I've been talking about the Biden crime family the last 18 months, but you know what? No I did, literally, Kimberly can vouch for me. I've been talking about it for 18 months as part of my stump speech. Ukraine, the this, the this, the corruption. You know when it got picked up? When they could make it about Trump, somehow magically. That's when it became a story. I mean think about that."

3. Various of people in audience

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son::

"2020 should be over by now. But it won't be because you don't hear about it. For the average guy, I consume this stuff 24/7. It's basically become my life. Because I like winning. And I like fighting for Americans. And I got five young kids and I want to make sure that they grow up in an American that we actually recognize."

5. People in audience holding signs

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son::

"I had lunch last week with a guy who runs a huge hedge fund in New York. He's been a friend of mine, he's a hunting buddy actually. But he's been doing this a long time. Thirty year track record. Billions of dollars managed. One of those guys who actually knows what he's doing. He goes `I spent nine years trying to get into China.' Nine years. This is a guy that's bought and sold major companies you've all heard of, right? He goes `I spent nine years.' I go what do you think are the odds that, let's call it, one of your analysts, right, low-level guy which is what Hunter Biden was, could go to China and come back with $1.5 billion dollars in five days. He goes `less than zero unless they're buying you.'"

7. People waving signs

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump Jr., President Donald Trump's son::

"Hunter Biden. he gets a job to sit on a board. I've heard the number is now up to $83,000 a month. Not a bad pay, right? Of an energy company in Ukraine. Two minor problems. He's done nothing in energy so he's got no experience in energy. Other minor detail, he doesn't actually speak Ukrainian."

9. Audience member holds a "Women For Trump" sign.

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US House Intel GOP Reaction (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: House Republicans slam Schiff, impeachment inquiry
Story No: apus124783
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/08/2019 04:24 PM
People: Joe Biden , Adam Schiff , Daryl Dragon , Jim Jordan , Eliot Engel , Elijah Cummings , Donald Trump
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House Republicans publicly slammed House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff's impeachment investigations as being biased.

Republicans spoke to reporters after Schiff made a statement about U.S. European Union Ambassador Gordon Sondland not appearing for a deposition Tuesday morning.

"We wish he would have been able to testify too, but we fully understand why the administration made the decision they did," Republican Jim Jordan, Republican said.

Florida House Republican, Matt Gaetz insisted: "What we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo."

Three Democratic House chairmen say they will now issue a subpoena to Sondland for his testimony and communications on his personal devices that have not been turned over.

Schiff, along with House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel and House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said they consider Sondland's no-show "to be obstruction of the impeachment inquiry."

The Democrats are investigating President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine. Sondland was involved as Trump urged the country to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family and the 2016 election.

POOL

Washington - 8 October 2019

1. Mid, House Republicans walk to microphone

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:

"We're, we wish he would have been able to testify too, but we fully understand why the administration made the decision they did. When you're going to have a chairman release certain parts of what was said in a closed door interview and not release the entire transcript and give a context you can see why they didn't want to subject Ambassador Sondland to the same kind of treatment.

(Reporter: If there is no wrong doing here, isn't that all the more reason why he should be allowed to come up and testify? To answer all of your questions?)

Yeah. There is no wrongdoing. Ambassador Volker was clear, remember Ambassador Volker is... Why not release the transcripts so you can all see what Ambassador Volker told us? There is no wrongdoing he was completely as clear as could be. No quid pro quo whatsoever. The two guys on the call no quid pro quo whatsoever. Democrat chairmen after they read the transcript said no quid pro quo whatsoever. But Adam Schiff doesn't want that information out there. So, he's holding up the transcript and he ends and he continues to continue to have this bias against the president the way he runs things."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:

"(Reporter: Also the president saying last week that China should investigate Joe Biden, do any of you have concerns about that?)

The president's doing his job. The president, when you're talking about the hard earned tax dollars of the American people, going to a foreign government. The president's going to make sure that there is no corruption there. He is doing his job, his duty as the commander in chief. His duty as the President of the United States. So I don't have a concern about that."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Jim Jordan, Republican - Ohio:

"And frankly, I think the American people have the right to know who this whistleblower is. If we are talking about the impeachment of the president of the United States, I think that is important."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Matt Gaetz, Republican - Florida:

"We would sure like to see the Volker testimony released before we continue the depositions and transcribed interviews and what we see in this impeachment is a kangaroo court and Chairman Schiff is acting like a malicious Captain Kangaroo. He lied about the Russia investigation, that he had more than circumstantial evidence. He lied about meeting with the whistleblower, prior to the whistleblower's ultimate testimony writing of their complaint, and we would like to unpack the last set of Schiff lies regarding the Volker testimony before we go to the next set of Schiff lies on Sondland or any further or any further witnesses."

6. Pan, Republicans leave

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Subjects: Political corruption , Political issues , Government and politics , Political parties , Political organizations , International relations , Impeachments
People: Joe Biden , Adam Schiff , Daryl Dragon , Jim Jordan , Eliot Engel , Elijah Cummings , Donald Trump
Organisations: United States House of Representatives, United States Congress, United States government, U.S. Republican Party
Locations: United States , North America
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US House Intel Schiff (Lon NR)
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Summary: Schiff: Sondland blocked from testifying to House
Story No: apus124778
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/08/2019 02:21 PM
People: Adam Schiff , Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says the failure of a State Department official to show up at a deposition Tuesday as part of House Democrats' impeachment investigation is "yet additional strong evidence" of obstruction of Congress.

The Trump administration barred Gordon Sondland, the U.S. European Union ambassador, from closed-door testimony as several committees are investigating President Donald Trump's dealings with the president of Ukraine.

Text messages released last week revealed conversations between Sondland and other U.S. diplomats who were intermediaries as Trump urged the country to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family and the 2016 election.

Schiff and other Democrats have said that they will consider such obstruction if they draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

POOL

Washington - 8 October 2019

1. Pan, Rep. Adam Schiff walks to microphone

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, Democrat - California, Chairman House of Intelligence Committee: ++CAMERA MOVES++

"Good morning, we were informed about an hour and a half ago that by the attorney for Ambassador Sondland that the State Department would refuse to allow him to testify today. This was after conversations well into yesterday afternoon and evening with the State Department legal adviser in which there was no indication that the ambassador would be a no show. Not only is the Congress being deprived of his testimony the American people are being deprived of his testimony today. But we are also aware that the ambassador has text messages or emails on a personal device which have been provided to the State Department although we have requested those from the ambassador and the State Department is withholding those messages as well. Those messages are also deeply relevant to this investigation and the impeachment inquiry. And I want to just explain for the public the significance of this witness and the significance of the decision evidently by the Secretary of State and president or president or both to withhold this key witness's testimony today. We know from the text messages that Ambassador Sondland was in discussion with Ukrainian counterparts, with fellow diplomatic personnel and the president, as well as at least one U.S. senator about the course of events that we are investigating. We know from those text messages that diplomatic personnel raised a concern with him that military assistance was being withheld to secure help from Ukraine in the president's re-election campaign. We know that. Ambassador Sondland had at least one discussion with a fellow diplomat on that very subject of why military assistance was being withheld. We know Ambassador Sondland was a key player in efforts to obtain a commitment from Ukraine to investigate a bogus conspiracy theory about the 2016 election as well as Joe Biden and his son. And we know that the ambassador has relevant evidence on whether the meeting with the president that the Ukrainians desperately sought, with President Trump, was being conditioned on these investigations that the president believed would help his re-election campaign. It is hard to overstate the significance of not just Ambassador Sondland's testimony and the documents but the testimony of others as well. The failure to produce this witness. The failure to produce these documents we consider yet additional strong evidence of obstruction of the constitutional functions of Congress, a coequal branch of government. There are four issues that we are looking at, at least four issues that we are looking at. All that go to the heart of our national security and by preventing us from hearing from this witness and obtaining these documents. The president and secretary of state are taking actions that prevent us from getting the facts needed to protect the nation's security."

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3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, D- California, Chairman House of Intelligence Committee:

"This is one of the few impeachment inquiries in the history of our country. It goes to the core of whether the president abused his office to seek political help in his re-election campaign and did so to the detriment of our nation's security, did so by effectively coercing a country that has been invaded by Russia to investigate a rival and condition the relationship between this country and that country on whether they were willing to play ball. That is the gravity of the issues that we are investigating, that this impeachment inquiry is looking into. It is hard to imagine a set of facts more damaging to our national security and our standing in the world. But also more of a fundamental breach of the president's oath of office. The American people have the right to know if the president is acting in their interests, in the nation's interests with an eye towards our national security and not in his narrow personal political interests. They have a right to know indeed the American people have a need to know. And through this impeachment inquiry we are determined to find the answers. Thank you."

4. Schiff walks away

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US Trump Impeach (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump on impeach inquiry: 'I sort of thrive on it'
Story No: apus124752
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/07/2019 09:59 PM
People: Donald Trump , Nancy Pelosi
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US President Donald Trump says the impeachment inquiry is a "scam" that is driving his poll numbers higher, but admits it "makes it harder to do my job."

"So I think it's very sad for our country. I think it makes it harder to do my job but I do my job and I do it better than anybody who's done it for the first two and a half years," Trump said.

He is citing employment numbers and a new trade deal with Japan as examples.

Trump was speaking at a White House signing ceremony for a new trade deal with Japan and took questions from reporters.

Washington - 7 October 2019

1. Wide of reporter asking Pres. Donald Trump question

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"First of all the impeachment inquiry is a scam. The conversation that I had with the Ukrainian president Zelinskiy was a very good conversation...It was a very cordial very good conversation. The mistake they made, the opponents, the opposition, the Democrats, the radical left, deep state whatever you want to call them. They came out with a whistleblower report before they saw the conversation. Had they waited one day Nancy Pelosi wouldn't have made a fool out of herself and she would have been able to say what I said. Because when she saw it she said 'This is not what the whistleblower said'."

3. Wide shot

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, US President:

"I'll tell you what they should really be looked at very strongly because what they did is unthinkable. What they did to this country is unthinkable. And it's lucky that I'm the president because I guess I don't know why a lot of people said very few people could handle it. I sort of thrive on it. You know why? Because, because it's so important that we get to the bottom. We went through the whole Mueller scam. Two and a half years. We went through that and I had three four days where it was like over. And then I'm walking into the United Nations and they released it as I'm walking in. Mr. Ambassador I'm walking in I'm going to meet with, I won't name but one of the top leaders of the world. And I see up on the screen and people start screaming about this scam called impeachment. You can't impeach a president for doing a great job. You can't impeach a president for having the lowest and best unemployment numbers that we've had in 51 years. You can't impeach a president for tax cuts and regulation cuts and creating... and even the ambassador would say the strongest economy in the world. We have the strongest economy in the world. This is a scam. And the people are wise to it and that's why my polls went up. I think they said 17 points in the last two or three days. I've never had that one. I've never had that one. So I think it's very sad for our country. I think it makes it harder to do my job but I do my job and I do it better than anybody who's done it for the first two and a half years based on results."

5. Wide shot

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US Impeachment Ukraine Texts (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Diplomat text messages released amid Trump inquiry
Story No: apus124641
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/04/2019 05:28 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden
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Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine's newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden's family in return for a high-profile visit with President Donald Trump.

It soon escalated into what one diplomat feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S. military aid.

That's according to a cache of text messages released late Thursday by House investigators following a 10-hour interview with one of the diplomats, Kurt Volker, who stepped down as special envoy to Ukraine amid the Democrats' impeachment inquiry.

The pages lay out the raw contours of a potential quid-pro-quo exchange — Trump gets his political investigation of a top Democratic rival in return for granting a favor to Ukraine.

The text messages convey a distinct campaign among the three diplomats, who — apparently against some of their stated better judgment — appear to be trying to help Ukraine reset its relationship with Trump by pushing his interest in investigating his Democratic rival and the 2016 election.

Volker, in a text message on the morning of a planned July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, wrote: "Heard from White House — Assuming President Z convinces trump he will investigate / "get to the bottom of what happened" in 2016, we will nail down date for visit to Washington."

4 October 2019

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1. Various of documents showing Ambassador Volker text messages

2. PDF screen grabs of Volker documents and text messages

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US House Intel Arrivals (Lon NR)
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Summary: Intelligence Inspector General arrives at Capitol
Story No: apus124632
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/04/2019 03:04 PM
People: Peter Welch , Raja Krishnamoorthi , Eric Swalwell , Adam Schiff , Donald Trump , James Himes , Andre Carson , Joaquin Castro
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Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson arrived on Capitol Hill Friday morning.

Atkinson is expected to brief members of the House Intelligence Committee behind closed doors.

Various members of the House committee were seen arriving soon after.

House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry over President Donald Trump's dealing with Ukraine after a government whistleblower disclosed Trump's call with Zelenskiy and the push to have a foreign government interfere in U.S. elections by digging up dirt on Biden.

Washington - 4 October 2019

1. Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson arrives on Capitol Hill for closed door briefing with the US House Intelligence Committee

2. Various House Intel Chairman, Rep. Adam Schiff, Democrat from California arrival

3. Rep. Eric Swalwell, Democrat from California walks down stairs

4. Rep. Joaquin Castro, Democrat from Texas waits at elevators

5. Rep. Andre Carson, Democrat from Indiana walks down stairs

6. Rep. Jim Himes, Democrat from Connecticut walks down stairs

7. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, Democrat from Illinois

8. Rep. Peter Welch, Democrat from Vermont walks down stairs

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US NV Democrats Impleachment (Lon NR)
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Summary: Candidates slam Trump, defend impeachment inquiry
Story No: apus124540
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/03/2019 01:25 AM
People: Donald Trump , Kamala Harris
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Agitated and angry, President Donald Trump squared off against Democrats on Wednesday, unloading a rambling string of name-calling attacks as lawmakers deepened their impeachment inquiry.

Democrats put the White House on notice that a wide-ranging subpoena would be coming for information about Trump's actions in the Ukraine matter as they try to push past the stonewalling of a probe that's testing the limits of the constitution's system of checks and balances.

"I believe that our constitutional responsibility rises above politics and that we have all sworn an oath of office," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren Wednesday during a gun policy forum in Nevada.

"We need to get out there and do what the Constitution requires of us and that is hold this president, who believes he is not subject to the law, to hold him accountable."

Las Vegas – 2 October 2019

1. Wide of Sen. Elizabeth Warren

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"A hostile foreign government attacked our 2016 election for the purpose of helping Donald Trump. Part two, then-candidate Donald Trump welcomed that help. And then part three, when our federal government tried to investigate part 1 and part 2, Donald Trump did everything he could to interfere with that investigation which is a violation of the law. No one is above the law."

3. Cutaway of Warren

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I believe that our constitutional responsibility rises above politics and that we have all sworn an oath of office and we need to get out there and do what the Constitution requires of us. And that is hold this president who believes he is not subject to the law to hold him accountable."

5. Sen. Cory Booker walks to gaggle

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"The President of the United States, forget this investigation, on the Mueller investigation was not allowing the subpoenaing of documents, not allowing people to come and testify before Congress. That is not allowing Congress to do its job. That is problematic. That's why I moved, not as quickly as many others, but that's what made me move to calling for impeachment proceedings because the Constitution sets up checks and balances. It is against our Constitution when a president thinks he's above those checks and balances. That's like he's not behaving like the leader of the free world he's behaving more like a dictator would. So yeah. Mueller did not clear him of obstruction. He gave 10 examples of behavior and actions that could constitute obstruction. We have an obligation in Washington to investigate those things and now the clarity with which we see the president in his own words pointing to a potential impeachable offense. So we need to investigate him and we need to have the authority with which to do that and impeachment proceedings give us tremendously more legal leverage to make sure that this investigation can continue. The American people deserve to know the truth."

7. Wide of Booker

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Kamala Harris, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I am deeply troubled and saddened that the United States Congress, with all of the work that we need to get done on everything from smart gun safety laws, to what we need to do to have an infrastructure plan to what we need to do to deal with the climate crisis that we are going to have to spend our time holding accountable a president who is lawless and who is evidenced no respect for the oath of office that he has taken. Oh that it didn't have to happen. But it does in defense of our democracy and in defense of the construct of our democracy which says that when you have a member of any branch of government in this case the executive who has violated the trust and abused their powers they have to be held accountable. Am I looking forward to this? I absolutely wish we were not at this moment. I wish so many things that are just not possible because Donald Trump is not capable of what I believe a president should be."

9. Wide of Harris

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US Trump Schiff Treason (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump: Some people say 'Shifty Schiff' treasonous
Story No: apus124523
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/02/2019 09:31 PM
People: Adam Schiff , Donald Trump
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President Donald Trump continued to defend his "perfect" phone call with Ukraine's president in July which is now the source of impeachement proceedings as he angrily went after House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff for what he said might be treason.

In a joint press conference Wednesday with the president of Finland, Trump was combative as he suggested, without evidence, that Schiff may have committed a "criminal act" in relaying Trump's conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to the public.

Trump insists Schiff's recounting of the call is incorrect and a "total fabrication."

He "relayed a call that didn't take place," Trump said. "He made up the language, hard to believe. Nobody's ever seen this. I think he had some kind of a mental breakdown."

The president said Schiff should resign, adding, "some people even say it was treason."

Asked by a reporter if he considers anyone who opposes him treasonous, Trump shot back, only "when they lie."

"He's lying about the president of the United States," Trump said. "Believe it or not, I watch my words very carefully. There are those that think I'm a very stable genius."

Trump's comments at the news conference followed a similar tone of fury about Democrats and the impeachment investigation in the Oval Office earlier in the day.

Washington, DC - 2 October 2019

1. Wide shot of President Trump at joint news conference with President of Finland

2. Cutaway of reporter asking question

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Well I always cooperate. This is a hoax. This is the greatest hoax, this is just a continuation of what's been playing out, John, for the last, since my election, I would say if you want, and probably, we'll find out soon but probably even before my election. This is a fraudulent crime on the American people but we'll work together with "shifty shift" and Pelosi and all of them and we'll see what happens because we did absolutely, I had a great call with the president of Ukraine, it was 100 percent, you have the transcript, and then Schiff went up and he got, as the chairman of the committee, got up and relayed a call that didn't take place. He made up the language, hard to believe. Nobody's ever seen this. I think he had some kind of a mental breakdown. But he went up to the microphone and he read a statement from the president of the United States as if I were on the call. Because what happened is when he looked at the sheet, which was an exact transcript of my call, done by very talented people that do this, exact word for word, he said 'Wow, he didn't do anything wrong.' So he made it up. He went up to a microphone and in front of the American people and in Congress, he went out and he he gave a whole presentation of words that the president of the United States never said. It has to be a criminal act, it has to be. And he should resign. And some people even say it was treason but it was a very sad thing."

4. UPSOUND: Reporter asking President Trump a question

"Do you consider anyone who opposes you treasonous?

(Trump, off camera) No, no. I consider when they lie."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"He took that perfect conversation I had with the Ukrainian president and he made it into a total lie. It was a total fabrication. And you do admit that. It was a total fabrication. He said this is what, and the only ones that don't like my conversation are the ones that never read it but they heard Shifty Schiff. That's what I call a lie. And because of the fact that he's, he's lying about the president of the United States as to what the president says, you know, believe it or not, I watch my words very carefully. There are those that think I'm a very stable genius. OK? I watch my words very, very closely and to have somebody get up and to totally fabricate a conversation that I had with another leader and make it sound so bad, it was so evil."

6. Wide shot of Trump at joint news conference

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Italy Pompeo Ukraine
Title:
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Summary: Pompeo confirms he was on Trump Ukraine call
Story No: 4232802
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 10/02/2019 11:38 AM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Mike Pompeo , Luigi Di Maio
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that he was on the telephone call between President Donald Trump and the Ukrainian president that is the subject of an impeachment inquiry.

  

"I was on the phone call," Pompeo told reporters in Rome on Wednesday during a news conference with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio.

  

He did not give information about the contents of the call, saying only that he was well-versed in US policy toward Ukraine.

  

In the July 25 call with the Ukrainian president, Trump prodded him to investigate Trump's Democratic rival Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

  

Pompeo is under increasing scrutiny from House Democrats leading impeachment proceedings against Trump.

On Tuesday, he pushed back on House demands for interviews with State Department officials about the administration's dealings with Ukraine that are at the centre of the inquiry.

Rome - 2 October 2019

1. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio at podium

2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State:

"As for was I on the phone call, I was on the phone call. The phone call was in the context of, now I guess I've been the secretary of state for coming on a year and a half, I know precisely what the American policy is with respect to Ukraine. It's been remarkably consistent. And we will continue to try to drive those set of outcomes. It's what our team including Ambassador Volker (former Ukraine envoy Kurt Volker) were focused on, was taking down the threat that Russia poses there in Ukraine. It was about helping the Ukrainians to get graft out and corruption outside of their government and to help now this new government, in the Ukraine, build a successful thriving economy. It's what the State Department officials that I have had the privilege to lead have been engaged in and that's what we will continue to do, even while all this noise is going on."

3. Pompeo and Di Maio leaving

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Subjects: Political corruption , Political issues , Government and politics , Impeachments , International relations
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Mike Pompeo , Luigi Di Maio
Organisations: U.S. Department of State, United States government
Locations: Ukraine , Eastern Europe , Europe , Italy , Western Europe , Rome
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US Trump Scalia Whistleblower (Lon NR)
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Summary: Trump attacks whistleblower during Scalia swear in
Story No: apus124390
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/30/2019 08:06 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Antonin Scalia , Adam Schiff , Michael Pence
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Lawyer Eugene Scalia, a son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, was sworn in Monday as President Donald Trump's new labor secretary.

The Senate voted along party lines last Thursday to approve Scalia's nomination. Republicans said his background in labor and employment law made him qualified for the post.

Democrats said Scalia fought for corporations and against workers and was the wrong candidate for the Cabinet post.

In remarks in the Oval Office just before the ceremonial swearing in, Trump said he hopes Scalia will be the best Labor Secretary "of all time."

For his part, Scalia thanked Trump for the opportunity hold a position in an administration "with a president who's willing to try things that are different, not necessarily conventional."

As Trump was walking out of the Oval, he told reporters the White House is "trying to find out" the identity of the whistleblower, whose complaint is at the heart of the impeachment proceedings.

The whistleblower told Congress Trump tried to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of Democrat Joe Biden.

Trump said again Monday that the statement he made during his conversation with the Ukrainian president was "perfect."  But he insisted the whistleblower "reported a totally different statement, like the statement, it was not even made."

His comments follow a series of tweets over the weekend and on Monday complaining that the whistleblower was "fake" and suggested the people leading the probe should be arrested and charged with treason.

Washington, DC - 30 September 2019

1. Wide shot of Donald Trump introducing Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"So Gene, I'm confident that your sharp legal mind, firmness of character, devotion to justice, love for this country and commitment to its people will make you an outstanding Secretary of Labor. I want you to be the best. Can we say the best of all time? I'll ask you maybe later who was the best so far but you're going to top. Congratulations to you and to your wonderful family. And I'd like to now have Gene just say a few words and then we'll ask Vice President Pence to administer the oath of office. And thank you all for being here, this is a very important day. Thank you very much."

3. Trump steps away from podium and Eugene Scalia walks up

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Eugene Scalia, Labor Secretary:

"Mr. President, thank you for those remarks. Thank you for this great honor to serve as Secretary of Labor. And thank you for what's also a great opportunity, as well, to hold that position in this administration with a president who's willing to try things that are different, not necessarily conventional. And as you remarked a moment ago, prepared to fight for things that he considers are important for the American people."

5. Cutaway of Scalia's daughters

6. Scalia and Trump walk over to Mike Pence and Scalia's wife, holding a bible

7. UPSOUND: Vice President Mike Pence delivers the oath of office, Scalia recites oath:

"I Eugene Scalia, do solemnly swear that Iwill support and defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation, or purpose of evasion or purpose of evasion. And that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I'm about to enter. So help me God. (Pence: Congratulations). (Applause)"

8. President Trump shakes hands with Scalia and his wife

9. Trump starts to walk out of Oval Office

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Well we're trying to find out about a whistleblower. When you have a whistleblower that reports things that were incorrect, as you know and you probably now have figured it out, the statement I made to the president of Ukraine, a good man, a nice man, new - was perfect, it was perfect. But the whistleblower reported a totally different statement, like the statement, it was not even made. I guess statement you could say with call, I made a call. The call was perfect. When the whistleblower reported it, he made it sound terrible. And then you had Adam Schiff who even worse, made up my words, which I think is just horrible, I've never even thing seen a thing like that. Adam Schiff, representative, congressman, made up what I said. He actually took words and made it up. The reason is when he saw my call to the president of Ukraine, it was so good that he couldn't quote from it because there was nothing done wrong. It was perfect. So Adam Schiff decided I can't let this happen. So let me make up, you ever hear of this one, Gene? You ever hear anything like this? So Adam Schiff made up a phony call and he read it to Congress and he read it to the people of the United States and it's a disgrace. This whole thing is a disgrace. There's been tremendous corruption and we're seeking it. It's called drain the swamp. There's been corruption on the other side. There's been corruption like you've never seen. Now the new president of Ukraine ran on the basis of no corruption. That's how he got elected. And I believe that he really means it. But there was a lot of corruption having to do with the 2016 election against us. And we want to get to the bottom of it. And it's very important that we do. Thank you very much."

11. Trump walks out of Oval

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Summary: Conway: Whistleblower has protection under the law
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Date: 09/27/2019 09:39 PM
People: Nancy Pelosi , Donald Trump , Kellyanne Conway
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White House counselor Kellyanne Conway is dismissing questions of whether President Donald Trump would identify a whistleblower at the heart of an impeachment inquiry.

The whistleblower filed a complaint alleging that Trump abused the power of his office to "solicit interference from a foreign country" in next year's U.S. election.

Conway was asked Friday if the president could release the name. She tells reporters, "nobody is even discussing that." She also says "what matters is the person has protection under the law."

Trump has denounced people who might have talked to the whistleblower as "close to a spy." Then he tweeted that it was sounding more like "the so-called Whistleblower isn't a Whistleblower at all."

Asked whether or not the White House was organizing an impeachment war room, Conway dismissed the idea, saying the president is "the most battle-tested person I've ever met."

She also accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of capitulating to men in her decision to start an impeachment inquiry.

Conway said earlier Tuesday, Pelosi told people there needed to be an investigation first. "A couple hours later she does the worst thing a woman in power can do which is she just changes her mind because the men around her said change your mind," Conway said.

Washington, DC - 27 September 2019

1. Wide shot of Kellyanne Conway walking up to microphones on White House driveway

2. Cutaway of press

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor:

"The whistleblower is protection, is protected. But what what exactly qualifies a person as a whistleblower under the statute in your reading of the statute? Sounds like you haven't read the statute which is not a good look. Well don't, don't come here asking me who reads things all day long to answer questions about things you haven't read. Now, I know you're calling the person a whistleblower but it's actually beside the point. What matters, what matters is the person has protection under the law.

(Reporter: Can the president release the whistleblower's name if he wants to?)

He hasn't done that. He's not I have no idea who the whistleblower is and I don't want to know until everybody else does. Nobody's even discussing that and what we're talking about is, we now have an impeachment inquiry based on nothing. And you all should care about that."

++BLACK BETWEEN SOUNDBITES++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor:

"(Reporter: What is the latest thinking on the creation of an impeachment war room?)

Again, you're getting that from people who want to create an impeachment war room to either try to get back in or get through the front door in the first place. Why would he do that? Who's, who started the war here? He's the most battle tested person I've ever met. Why do we need an impeachment war room when, when the other people should have the burden of showing why they're impeaching the president? What is the justification?"

5. Cutaway of reporters

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellyanne Conway, White House counselor:

"And by the way, people we're talking about impeaching this president before he even got inaugurated and now they're getting their wish. Nancy Pelosi finally capitulated to her angry mob. At 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, she told The Atlantic festival pull it everyone. No no no. We need an investigation first. We're not close to impeaching, we need an investigation first. A couple hours later she does the worst thing a woman in power can do which is she just changes her mind because the men around her said change your mind. We need an impeachment. She did that without seeing the transcript of the call, the memo of the call, the call. You seem to don't like what's in there.

(Reporter: Are you saying she was intimidated by men?)

Clearly. Something happened, I don't know what she had for lunch, an equivocation sandwich? I mean at one o'clock she said we're not going to do that. At four o'clock, she had a call and changed her mind and went out there with a conclusion in search of evidence. You know there is no high crimes and misdemeanors. That's why I think people are getting worried. And by the way, if this is the way Congress wants to spend their time, then I guarantee you the American people who are wise and smart people, God bless them all, they will see what's not getting done. They will see no drug pricing, no getting health care for the 20-25 million Americans who nine years after for Obama/Biden care passed don't have it. They will see no infrastructure. They will see no fixing the (?). They will see nothing to keep this Trump economy humming along."

7. Wide shot of Kellyanne Conway

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Summary: Russia on publication of phone call transcripts
Story No: 4232073
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Date: 09/27/2019 11:44 AM
People: Donald Trump , Vladimir Putin , Joe Biden
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Russia has voiced hope the US administration wouldn't publish private conversations between the two nations' presidents, as with Ukraine.

The rough transcript of US President Donald Trump's call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was released by the White House on Wednesday and showed Trump urged Ukraine to "look into" his Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

The July 25 call is now the focus of a US impeachment probe.

Asked on Friday if Moscow was worried the White House could similarly publish transcripts of Trump's calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said "we would like to hope that it wouldn't come to that in our relations, which are already troubled by a lot of problems."

He noted the publication of details of the Trump-Zelenskiy call was "quite unusual."

FILE: Moscow - 16 April 2017

1. STILL of Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov ++++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 2++

Moscow - 27 September 2019

2. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Dmitry Peskov, Russian Presidential spokesman:

"I'll repeat again that the publication (of the transcript) and the rest of the matter is the concern of US internal affairs, we won't interfere in it."

(Reporter starts to ask question (indistinct)

"Of course, this practice of publishing (transcripts) is quite unusual. As a rule, this kind of conversation at such a high government level is top secret or completely confidential - this is a usual, international practice and as a rule of course it doesn't get published."

++BLACK FRAMES++

FILE: Moscow - 16 April 2017

3. STILL of Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov ++OVERLAYS AUDIO IN SHOT 4++

Moscow - 27 September 2019

4. SOUNDBITE (Russian) Dmitry Peskov, Russian Presidential spokesman:

"In any case, with Ukraine, it was published by mutual agreement, but we would like to hope that it wouldn't come to that in our relations (with the US) which are already troubled by a lot of problems, and that we won't fall into the same situation."

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Summary: Schiff: Complaint gives us 'pretty good roadmap'
Story No: apus124232
Source: POOL , ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/26/2019 07:26 PM
People: Donald Trump , Rudolph Giuliani , Adam Schiff , Mike Conaway
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Shortly after an extraordinary Capitol Hill hearing wrapped up regarding a whistleblower's complaint about the White House's handling of a call between President Donald Trump and Ukraine's leader, the committee's chairman said the whistleblower's complaint "gives us a pretty good roadmap of allegations that we need to investigate."

Rep. Adam Schiff said, "There is a whole host of people apparently who have knowledge of these events that the whistleblower makes reference to."

Schiff said he expects the whistleblower and the inspector general of the Department of National Intelligence, who deemed the complaint to be "credible" and "urgent" will both appear before the intelligence committee.

And he expected other key players in the rapidly unfolding scandal to appear before the committee, as well.

"We want to know what role Rudy Giuliani had in all of this," he said.

"We want to know what role Bill Barr had in any of this. We want to know what Ukraine understood was expected of them before they even had this July phone call with the president of the United States."

Schiff said the whistleblower's complaint goes beyond just the call between Trump and Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, by alleging there were efforts made to conceal this scheme by moving communications onto servers that were designed for an entirely different purpose.

"We are going to move as expeditiously as possible," he said.

Republican Congressman Mike Conaway of Texas downplayed the signifance of the Thursday's hearing.

When a reporter asked if the testimony helped build a case for impeachment, Conaway replied with just one word, "No."

POOL

Washington, DC - 26 September 2019

1. Rep. Adam Schiff walking to microphone

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"We'll be working through the recess, and as I mentioned, I think the complaint gives us a pretty good roadmap of allegations that we need to investigate. There is a whole host of people apparently who have knowledge of these events that the whistleblower makes reference to. Now, we don't know how many or any of them that have already been interviewed by the inspector general. We will be having a subsequent hearing with the Inspector General which we have requested, so that we can determine what he was able to find in his preliminary investigation."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"We're obviously going to be bringing the whistleblower in, and I was pleased that the director committed to having the whistleblower come in as soon as the clearance issues are resolved for the whistleblower's counsel. And that the we have the commitment of the Director of National Intelligence that there will not be some minder from the White House or the Department of Justice or anywhere else that is instructing him what he can and cannot answer, or what she can or cannot answer."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"We want to know what role Rudy Giuliani had in all of this? We want to know what role Bill Barr had in any of this. We want to know what Ukraine understood was expected of them before they even had this July phone call with the President of the United States. So we know what we have to do and of course we'll be guided by the evidence that we find along the way."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"But we are profoundly concerned with the breakdown of this whistleblower system that has been manifest over the last month. That a whistleblower who was deemed credible had a complaint that was deemed urgent, that a complaint that was intended to come to Congress would be withheld to Congress, and would do so on the basis, would be withheld on the basis of the advice given by the subject or subjects of that complaint. The conflict of interest is all too apparent, all too palpable."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"The complaint goes further obviously than the record of the call. In that it also alleges that there were efforts made to conceal this scheme by moving communications onto servers that were designed for an entirely different purpose, that were designed in fact to contain communications of covert action and other highly sensitive and compartmented intelligence information."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff, (D) California, Intelligence Committee Chairman:

"We are going to move as expeditiously as possible. Of course, it's been the history of this administration prior to this very graphic exception of publishing of this call record, and the provision of the complaint, the declassification of the complaint that this administration has attempted to obstruct our inquiry in any way, and in every way. But we will be working to conduct this as swiftly as possible."

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

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Washington, DC - 26 September 2019

8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Mike Conaway, (R) Texas:

"So, it's simply an allegation. The prosecutors on the other side did a good job of making judge and jury of the allegations. But uh, the witness said all the information is out there, so everybody gets to read for themselves to make up their own mind.

(Reporter: Does this build an impeachment case in your opinion?)

No.

+++BLACK FRAMES+++

9. SOUNDBITE: (English) Rep. Mike Conaway, (R) Texas

"(Reporter: Why shouldn't the committee talk to the White House lawyers, who allegedly, according to the complaint, were trying to conceal this information from getting out to the Congress?)

This committee, led by "Emperor" Schiff can investigate whatever. I'm suspecting he was laying the groundwork, based on that last 20 minutes of conversation with the witness, rhetorical conversation with the witness, that he was simply laying the predicate for why the committee should investigate these allegations.

(Reporter: So you are okay with that?)

Yeah, we're part of the committee to make that happen."

POOL

Washington, DC - 26 September 2019

10. Mid of Schiff exiting

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Subjects: Impeachments , Political issues , Government and politics , Legislature
People: Donald Trump , Rudolph Giuliani , Adam Schiff , Mike Conaway
Organisations: United States Congress, United States government
Locations: California , United States , North America , District of Columbia , Ukraine , Eastern Europe , Europe
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Title:
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Summary: Trump lashes out at Democrats over impeachment
Story No: apus124225
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/26/2019 06:14 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Nancy Pelosi , Adam Schiff
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US President Donald Trump is lashing out at House Democrats amid an impeachment investigation and a whistleblower complaint over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden.

Speaking to reporters Thursday after returning to Washington from meetings at the U.N. General Assembly, Trump says of the probes, "There should be a way of stopping it, maybe legally through the courts."

Trump is calling Thursday's hearings on the whistleblower complaint, "a terrible thing for our country." And he claims House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "has been hijacked by the radical left" in her pursuit of impeachment.

POOL

Joint Base Andrews - 26 September 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"I just watched a little bit of this on television. It's a disgrace to our country. It's another witch hunt. Here we go again. It's Adam Schiff and his crew. Making up stories and sitting there like pious -- whatever you want to call him. It's just really a disgrace. It's a terrible thing for our country. They can't do any work. They're frozen. The Democrats are going to lose the election. They know it. That's why they're doing it. And it should never be allowed what's happened to this president. And despite that, I think I've done just about more than any president in his first two and a half years in office. If you look I think you'll see. Very few could compete with the things we've done for our military, for the economy. We have the best economy anywhere in the world by far. We've rebuilt our military. We've done so many things that are so incredible with tax cuts and regulation. And I have to put up with Adam Schiff on a per.. on an absolutely perfect phone call to the new president of Ukraine. That was a perfect call. But Adam Schiff doesn't talk about Joe Biden and his son walking away with millions of dollars from Ukraine and then millions of dollars from China. Walking away in a quick meeting walking away with millions of dollars. He doesn't talk about Joe Biden firing a prosecutor. And if that prosecutor is not fired he's not going to give him money from the United States of America. They don't talk about that. My call was perfect. The president yesterday of Ukraine said there was no pressure put on him whatsoever. None whatsoever. And he said it loud and clear for the press. What these guys are doing - Democrats are doing to this country is a disgrace and it shouldn't be allowed. There should be a way of stopping it. Maybe legally through the courts."

++WHITE FLASH++

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:

"Nancy Pelosi has been hijacked by the radical left and everybody knows that. Thank you."

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Date: 09/26/2019 08:52 AM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Hakeem Jeffries , Chris Stewart
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Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire is set to speak publicly for the first time about a secret whistleblower complaint involving President Donald Trump as House Democrats who have read the document say it is "deeply disturbing."

House Democrats who are now mulling Trump's impeachment are hoping that Maguire will explain why he withheld the intelligence community whistleblower's complaint from Congress for weeks. Maguire will then go behind closed doors to speak to the Senate intelligence panel.

There were signs that the document, now at the center of a firestorm about Trump's handling of Ukraine, could be made public as soon as Thursday. Shortly before midnight on Wednesday, Utah Rep. Chris Stewart, a GOP member of the House intelligence committee, tweeted: "BREAKING NEWS: The whistleblower complaint has been declassified. I encourage you all to read it."

He did not say when it might be released, and a spokesman for the panel did not return a request for comment. New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a member of Democratic leadership, said Wednesday evening that he expects the complaint would be made public "sooner rather than later."

The document was made available to members of House and Senate intelligence committees Wednesday after Maguire had initially determined they couldn't see it. The complaint is at least in part related to a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in which Trump prodded Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. The White House released a rough transcript of that call Wednesday morning.

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Washington, D.C. - 25 July 2018

1. STILLS - Various Acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee

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US Voter Voices Impeach (Lon NR)
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Summary: Voters react to Trump impeachment investigation
Story No: apus124168
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/25/2019 09:42 PM
People: Nancy Pelosi , Joe Biden , Donald Trump
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Voters across the U.S. are expressing their concerns about President Donald Trump's impeachment investigation.

"To me it's not a matter of oh I hate Trump or I love Trump or whatever anything like that, but I feel like we're in a time right now where there's so much sort of extreme viewpoints on both sides." Said Amir Ahmadi, who mostly votes for the Democratic party.

Joan Reinke, a Republican voter from Wisconsin says she is concerned about the investigation says to the rest of the world about the United States.

"I think it's a disaster for the United States. I think it's really embarrassing as a citizen." said David Shulman, a registered Democrat.

The concern, frustration and embarrassment among voters are leaving divided opinions on this formal impeachment inquiry.

A rough transcript summarizing a July call between President Donald Trump and Urkaine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was released by the White House Wednesday.

The transcript shows Trump repeatedly prodded Zelenskiy to work with the U.S. attorney general and Trump's personal attorney to investigate Biden, a former U.S. vice president.

Trump says he placed "no pressure" on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden.

He commented Wednesday during a meeting in New York with Zelenskiy on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting of world leaders.

The call is the subject of a whistleblower complaint against Trump and the basis for Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to open an impeachment inquiry.

Atlanta - 25 September 2019

1. Wide of people dining at Manuel's Tavern

2. Mid of TV screen

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Amir Ahmadi, Democratic voter:

"I want the rule of law to be imposed ultimately. So, to me it's not a matter of oh I hate Trump, or I love Trump or whatever anything like that but I feel like we're in a time right now where there's so much sort of extreme viewpoints on both sides. I feel like ultimately the rule of law needs to be followed by a president and this president has shown a contempt for the rule of law and seems to flaunt executive authority in a way that seems to kind of bypass Congressional authority in certain respects. So, I think it's important for Congress to do their job. And you know check the president in this way that they are lawfully bound to do as you know as far as their duty goes. So, to me it's more about you know not must we impeach Trump but let's get the facts and see if he's broken laws."

4. Mid of people dining with TV in the background

5. Close of man looking at phone

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Maloof, Independent voter:

"That's the current state of affairs right now. This is us versus them. I think that's what people are frustrated with. And everybody screams whoever screams the loudest or makes the green the wildest accusations. Those are what catches headlines and that's what everybody gets drawn to. And we aren't really even looking at the real issues that are confronting this country. So, I'm hoping that this is just a phase and people educate themselves and that our next round of elections for the president that we have better candidates from both sides."

San Francisco - 25 September 2019

7. People drink coffee and read newspapers along sidewalk cafe

8. "Closer to Impeachment" headline in San Francisco Chronicle

9. SOUNDBITE (English) David Shulman, Democratic voter:

"I think it's a disaster for the United States. I think it's really embarrassing as a citizen. I think that President Trump has disgraced the office of the president. That being said, I don't know that there is enough meat on the bone to actually be a criminal offense worthy of impeachment. As such, it creates a big political risk for the Democrats."

Lannon, Wisconsin – 25 September 2019

10. Wide of ladies knitting

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Joan Reinke, Republican voter:

"I'm concerned about it, simply because of the United States and what it says to the world about us. I'm not going to say that there's not maybe a reason for it. I'm not sure because I haven't really heard anything definitive on either side. It's all pointing fingers. But I don't think it's a good thing for the country because not only will it reflect, reflect badly on the United States. But the Democrats are not going to get out of it unscathed either. And neither are the Republicans it's going to be a lose-lose-lose situation. And in that respect, I'm not for doing it."

3. Reinke and another woman

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People: Nancy Pelosi , Joe Biden , Donald Trump
Organisations: U.S. Democratic Party
Locations: United States , North America
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Summary: Professor: Impeachment stakes high in 2020 vote
Story No: apus124144
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/25/2019 06:16 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Nancy Pelosi
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President Donald Trump repeatedly pushed Ukraine's president to open a corruption investigation into Democratic rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript of a phone call released by the White House on Wednesday.

The call is now at the center of Democrats' impeachment probe into Trump.

In the summer phone call, Trump told his Ukrainian counterpart: "I would like for you to do us a favor."

University of Chicago professor of American Politics William Howell says that while the best bet is that Trump will be impeached in the House, he's unlikely to be convicted in the Senate, so the big question is what impact the inquiry will have on the 2020 election campaign.

Howell says some voters could rally around a president who they believe is the victim of an overreach by Democrats, while others may see the allegations as the "last straw that this president has gone too far."  

And he says the stakes are high for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

"I think one concern for Pelosi and I think for some legislators is -- not all but for some -- is that, well, again, if not now then when? If this doesn't trigger impeachment concerns then what would it take?" says Howell. "And if what you say is that this doesn't meet those thresholds and that the threshold is so high that these powers would actually never be exercised by Congress, then what we've effectively done is diminished Congress as a meaningful check."

Chicago - 25 September 2019

1. Medium of bookshelf, pans over to University of Chicago professor William Howell at laptop

2. SOUNDBITE (English) William Howell, University of Chicago professor of American Politics:

"The question is not whether or not the Senate might actually convict. That seems highly unlikely barring some extraordinary revelation of deep and gross abuses of presidential power. Rather the question is how is this going to play out in 2020."

3. Close of Howell's hands typing on laptop

4. SOUNDBITE (English) William Howell, University of Chicago professor of American Politics:

"Is this going to breathe life into and give a sense of purpose to a set of Republicans who may be generally disinterested in politics or or or feel certain misgivings with the current president, but then when faced with what they see as a Democratic Party that just has it out for the president, are they then going to rally behind the president? That's certainly what Trump is banking on. He's going to do everything he can to elicit that kind of response by members of his own party in the 2020 elections. Alternatively, is this going to be seen as the last straw that this president has gone simply too far?"

5. Howell standing at desk typing

6. SOUNDBITE (English) William Howell, University of Chicago professor of American Politics:

" But in many ways now that Pelosi has said we're going to move forward. I mean if you're placing bets the best bet is he's going to be impeached in the House. Unless we quickly learn in short order that the conversation he had with Ukrainian leader was actually not problematic or that the whistleblower's allegations are deeply unfounded and misguided. That could drain the momentum quickly from this latest push. But again remember that this latest push comes on the heels of lots of other allegations and lots of other longstanding concerns with this president felt by Democrats."

7. Close of Howell as he types

8. SOUNDBITE (English) William Howell, University of Chicago professor of American Politics:

"It comes on the heels of profound somewhere between ambivalence and fury on the part of the Democrats and even a handful of Republicans in dealing with this populist president. And so, yeah, we have these latest allegations and those latest allegations have the effect of tipping some moderate Republicans. But, boy, there are an awful lot of Democrats who were ready to move long before these latest allegations."

9. Howell standing at desk looking at laptop

10. SOUNDBITE (English) William Howell, University of Chicago professor of American Politics:

"I think one concern for Pelosi and I think for some legislators is not all but for some is that, well, again, if not now then when? If this doesn't trigger impeachment concerns then what would it take? And if what you say is is that this doesn't meet those thresholds and that the threshold is so, is so high that these powers would actually never be exercised by Congress, then what we've effectively done is diminished Congress as a meaningful check, which has implications not just for how we deal with Trump today, but how future Congresses will deal with future presidents, some of whom will be Democrats."

11. Howell standing at desk typing on laptop

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People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Nancy Pelosi
Organisations: U.S. Democratic Party, United States Senate, United States Congress, United States government, United States House of Representatives
Locations: Ukraine , Eastern Europe , Europe
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Summary: Schiff: Call a 'shake down' of a foreign leader
Story No: apus124139
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/25/2019 05:27 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden , Adam Schiff
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Chairman of the House Intelligence Commitee says the transcript of the phone conversation between President Donald Trump and the Ukranian president shows 'a shake down of a foreign leader."

"I have to say that I'm shocked," said Rep. Adam Schiff.

"The notes of the call reflect a conversation far more damning than I or many others had imagined. It is shocking at another level that the White House would release this, these notes and felt that somehow this would help the president's case or cause."

The Trump administration released a rough transcript of the call in which Trump asks Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to dig up dirt on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

He calls it "powerful evidence" of an impeachable office.

"Those notes reflect is a classic mafia like shakedown of a foreign leader," said Schiff.

"They reflect a Ukrainian president who was desperate for U.S. support, for military support to help that country in a hot war with Putin's Russia."

The House has opened an impeachment inquiry over Trump's actions and the administration's refusal to turn over a whistleblower's complaint.

Washington DC - 25 September 2019

1. Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Rep. Adam Schiff walks into room for press conference

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"Now had a chance to review in detail the notes of the call between the President of the United States and the President of Ukraine, as well as the legal opinion drafted by the Department of Justice in an effort to prevent the whistleblower complaint from coming to our committee. And I have to say that I'm shocked by both. The notes of the call reflect a conversation far more damning than I or many others had imagined. It is shocking at another level that the White House would release this, these notes and felt that somehow this would help the president's case or cause."

3. Cutaway

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"Because what those notes reflect is a classic mafia like shakedown of a foreign leader. They reflect a Ukrainian president who was desperate for U.S. support, for military support to help that country in a hot war with Putin's Russia."

5. Cutaway

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"That a president of the United States would interfere with our national security, would interfere with the national security of our ally and do so for the illicit purpose of trying to advance his election campaign, having already sought foreign help in his first presidential campaign would now abuse the power of his office yet again this time to seek the help of another nation in his presidential campaign is the most fundamental betrayal of his oath of office."

7. Cutaway

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"I don't want to get ahead of ourselves here. I think what we have learned, what has been admitted and now what we see in writing is about as damning as you can imagine. It will be a decision for us when we conclude our investigative work, whether to bring this or other matters in the form of articles to a vote and we'll cross that bridge when we come to it."

9. Cutaway

10. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"But no one should have any illusions about the seriousness of what is already uncontested and that is the President of the United States has betrayed his oath of office and sacrificed our national security in doing so and that I think is quintessentially what the framers were concerned about. I think it's quintessentially what the framers thought was the sum and substance of what might warrant a president's removal from office."

11. Cutaway

12. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"Those notes, not transcript but notes reflect, I can't imagine he's (acting director of national intelligence) going to want to come to our committee without having provided that complaint. But frankly, I can't imagine that the director would have gone along with a legal interpretation that says that he has no responsibility over preventing a foreign nation from interfering in our election."

13. Cutaway

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Adam Schiff,chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, (D) California:

"I don't know whether it (hearing) will happen tomorrow or not. I can tell you the whistleblower I think is eager to come and meet with our committee. This is already a month overdue at least a month overdue and we are determined to make sure that that whistleblower has an opportunity. What's more, that no one is sitting next to them trying to put a gag on what they can say."

15. Schiff walks out of room

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US NY Conway Impeachment Reax (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Conway: 'no basis' for impeachment inquiry
Story No: apus124099
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/25/2019 04:51 AM
People: Donald Trump , Kellyanne Conway , Nancy Pelosi
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White House Special Adviser Kellyanne Conway says US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has no basis for announced that the House was launching a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Conway told reporters in New York that Pelosi is under enormous pressure from the "far left wing" people who control the Democratic Party and can't get over the fact that Trump won the presidential election in 2016.

New York - 24 September 2019

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellyanne Conway, White House Special Adviser:

"There is no basis for that impeachment great and that's Nancy Pelosi at four o'clock. Nancy Pelosi this morning at the Atlantic festival said well we'd have to see the fruits of investigation. First we need investigations. What did she have for lunch exactly that changed her mind from this morning to this afternoon? She's under enormous pressure from the people who really control her party. Which are the far left wing. The crazy people who can't get over the fact that Donald Trump was elected in 2016 and have no idea how to beat him in 2020."

++BLACK FRAMES++

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Kellyanne Conway, White House Special Adviser:

"They want to push an impeachment inquiry with absolutely no basis. They need to go back and read the Constitution. They act like the Constitution is a piece of paper towel anyway. They ought to go back and read it because it calls for high crimes and misdemeanors."

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US House GOP Reaction (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: House minority leader blasts impeachment inquiry
Story No: apus124074
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/24/2019 10:29 PM
People: Nancy Pelosi , Donald Trump
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats over the speaker's announcement to launch an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

"Speaker Pelosi happens to be the speaker of this house, but she does not speak for America when it comes to this issue," McCarthy said shortly after Pelosi announced the inquiry.

"She can not decide unilaterally what happens here," he said.

McCarthy accused the Democrats of trying to undo the results of the 2016 election.

"I realize 2016 did not turn out the way Speaker Pelosi wanted it to happen," McCarthy said.

"But, she cannot change the laws of this Congress. She cannot unilaterally decide we are in an impeachment inquiry."

POOL

Washington, DC - 24 September 2019

1. Wide of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy walking to microphone

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rep. Kevin McCarthy, Minority Leader

"Speaker Pelosi happens to be the speaker of this house, but she does not speak for America when it comes to this issue. She can not decide unilaterally what happens here. They have been investigating this president before he even got elected. They have voted three times on impeachment on this floor. Twice they voted before one word the Mueller report came back. Our job here is a serious job. Our job is to focus on the American public. Our job is to make tomorrow better than today. Our job is to legislate, not to continue to investigate something in the back when you cannot find any reason to impeach this president. This election is over. I realize 2016 did not turn out the way Speaker Pelosi wanted it to happen. But she cannot change the laws of this Congress. She cannot unilaterally decide we are in an impeachment inquiry. What she said today made no difference of what's been going on. It's no different than what Nadler has been trying to do. It's time to put the public before politics. Thank you."

3. Mid of McCarthy exiting

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US Pelosi Caucus (CR)
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Summary: Pelosi announces impeachment inquiry against Trump
Story No: apus124073
Source: POOL
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/24/2019 10:29 PM
People: Joe Biden , Donald Trump , Nancy Pelosi
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched the House into a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, acquiescing to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and plunging a deeply divided nation into an election year clash between Congress and the commander in chief.

The probe centers on whether Trump abused his presidential powers and sought help from a foreign government for his reelection, actions Pelosi said would mark a "betrayal of his oath of office." She declared: "No one is above the law."

Pelosi had long resisted pursuing impeachment, but her caucus moved swiftly in favor of a probe in recent days following reports that Trump asked Ukraine's president to investigate Democratic foe Joe Biden and his son. Her decision sets up her party's most urgent and consequential confrontation with a president who thrives on combat, and it injects deep uncertainty in the 2020 White House race.

Trump, who was meeting with world leaders at the United Nations, called the impending inquiry a "witch hunt" and predicted it would be a "positive for me."

POOL

Washington - 24 September 2019

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY WHITE FLASH++

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:

"Good afternoon. Last Tuesday we observed the anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on September 17th. Sadly on that day, the intelligence community inspector general formally notified the Congress that the administration was forbidding him from turning over a whistle blower complaint on Constitution Day. This is a violation of law. Shortly thereafter press reports began to break of a phone call by the President of the United States calling upon a foreign power to intervene in his election. This is a breach of his constitutional responsibilities. The facts are these. The Intelligence Community inspector general, who was appointed by President Trump, determined that the complaint is both an urgent concern and credible. And its disclosure, he went on to say relates to one of the most significant important of the Director of National Intelligence's responsibility to the American people. On Thursday the inspector general testified before the House Intelligence Committee, stating that the acting director of National Intelligence blocked him from disclosing the whistleblower complaint. This is a violation of law. The law is unequivocal."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House:

"And this week the president has admitted to asking the president of Ukraine to take actions which would benefit him politically. The action of the trip the actions of the Trump presidency revealed the dishonorable fact of the president's betrayal of his oath of office, betrayal of our national security and betrayal of the integrity of our elections. Therefore, today I'm announcing the House of Representatives moving forward with an official impeachment inquiry. I'm directing our six committees to proceed with their investigations under that umbrella of impeachment inquiry. The president must be held accountable. No one is above the law."

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UN Trump Arrival (Lon NR)
Title:
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Summary: Trump talks Ukraine, Iran, India, Pakistan at UN
Story No: apus124028
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/24/2019 02:17 PM
People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden
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Upon arriving at the United Nations, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters he would be happy to mediate between Pakistan and India.

"I think that they would in a certain way like my help, but they have to both want it," said Trump.

Trump also commented on the news that he pressured Ukraine's leader to investigate the son of political rival Joe Biden at the same time the White House was withholding $250 million in aid.

"That call was perfect, It couldn't have been nicer and even the Ukrainian government put out a statement that that was a perfect call, there was no pressure put on them whatsoever, but there was pressure put on with respect to Joe Biden, what Joe Biden did for his son, that is something they should be looking at," said Trump.

New York - 24 September 2019

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++

1. U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the United Nations, accompanied by his wife Melania

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:

"We had a great meeting yesterday, you know with the Prime Minister, and I think as far as Pakistan is concerned, India, they're talking. I'm certainly willing to help. I think that they would in a certain way like my help, but they have to both want it. They have very different views and I'm concerned about it. On Iran, I think we are doing very well. We'll see what happens with Iran, but we are in a very strong position on Iran. I think they'd like to do something and I think it would be a smart thing for them if they could."

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++

3.SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:

"I think it's ridiculous. It's a witch hunt. I'm leading in the polls, they have no idea how they stop me. The only way they can try is through impeachment. This has never happened to a President before, there's never been a thing like this before. It's nonsense and when you see the call, When you see the read-out of the call, which I assume you'll see at some point, you'll understand. That call was perfect, It couldn't have been nicer and even the Ukrainian government put out a statement that that was a perfect call, there was no pressure put on them whatsoever, but there was pressure put on with respect to Joe Biden, what Joe Biden did for his son that is something they should be looking at."

++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, President of the United States:

"Because very important, very important. I want other countries to put up money. I think it is unfair that we put up the money. Then people call me, they say oh let it go, and I let it go. But we paid the money, the money was paid, but very importantly: Germany, France, other countries should put up money and that has been my complaint from the very beginning."

5. Pan, Trump walks away

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People: Donald Trump , Joe Biden
Organisations: United Nations, Ukraine government
Locations: Ukraine , Eastern Europe , Europe , India , South Asia , Asia , Iran , Middle East , United States , North America , Pakistan
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US NY Elizabeth Warren (CR)
Title:
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Summary: Warren: 'Donald Trump is corruption in the flesh'
Story No: apus123602
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Date: 09/17/2019 06:50 AM
People: Elizabeth Warren , Donald Trump
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FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: apus123597, apus123599

Facing thousands of cheering supporters in the nation's largest city, Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Monday decried President Donald Trump as "corruption in the flesh" and outlined her plans to root out corruption in the White House, Congress and courts.

"Corruption has put our planet at risk. Corruption has broken our economy. And corruption is breaking our democracy," said Warren, a Massachusetts senator who has emerged as a leading presidential contender.

While aggressive, the message was a familiar one. Warren has embraced corruption as a central campaign theme from the beginning of her 2020 presidential bid. But rarely has Warren addressed such a crowd with such a symbolic backdrop.

The crowd - which exceeded 20,000 people, according to the Warren campaign - filled almost the entirety of the 10-acre (4-hectare) Washington Square Park, wrapping around a massive fountain and clogging the pathways that connect the street chess games to the classrooms of New York University to the giant marble arch the downtown park is best known for.

New York - 16 September 2019

1. Senator and Democratic Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren walks up to stage, waves to crowd

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Our democracy is paralyzed. And why? Because giant corporations have bought off our government. Americans are killed by floods and fires in a rapidly warming planet. Why? Because huge fossil fuel corporations have bought off our government."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Americans disagree on many things. But we don't want each other's homes burned down by wildfires. We don't have each others' children murdered at school. We don't want to be each other's families bankrupted by medical bills. What we want is for our government to do something."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Now when you see a government that works great for those with money and connections and doesn't work for much of anyone else, that's corruption plain and simple and we did call it out for what is."

5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I know what's broken. I've got a plan to fix it. And that's why I'm running for President of the United States."

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"Donald Trump is corruption in the flesh. He's sworn to serve the people of the United States but he only serves himself and his partners in corruption."

7. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Elizabeth Warren, (D) Presidential Candidate:

"I've read all 448 pages of the Mueller report. No one is above the law. Not even the United States president. Impeachment is our constitutional duty."

8. Warren waves to crowd after speech

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