Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

(AP) -- President Donald Trump cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S. ally and undermining American credibility.

Judge rejects Trump lawsuit seeking to keep tax returns hidden

A federal judge Monday emphatically rejected President Donald Trump's challenge to the release of his tax returns to New York prosecutors, saying the president's broad claim of immunity from all criminal investigations is at odds with the Constitution. But an appeals court blocked the handover of the documents for now.

Trump allies sought changes at Ukraine utility: AP sources

A circle of businessmen and Republican donors touted connections to Giuliani and Trump while trying to install new management at the top of Ukraine's massive state gas company. Their plan was to then steer lucrative contracts to companies controlled by Trump allies, according to two people with knowledge of their plans.

Attorneys confirm second whistleblower has come forward

A second whistleblower has spoken to the intelligence community's internal watchdog and has information that backs the original whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, according to the lawyer for the two.

Trump seethes over impeachment inquiry, slams critics

President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate.

Here's what happened this week in the Trump impeachment inquiry

It was just last week that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. It was triggered by a whistleblower's complaint about a July 25 phone call where Trump prodded Ukraine's new president to dig up dirt on the family of his potential Democratic rival, Joe Biden.