Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wields the gavel as members of the US House of Representatives cast their votes. Photo: Reuters

Donald Trump impeachment effort passes first test of support in US Congress

  • Democratic-controlled House votes 232 to 196 to establish rules on holding public hearings in Congress
  • This was the first formal test of support for impeachment and showed Democrats have enough backing in the House to later bring formal charges against president
Topic |   Donald Trump impeachment inquiry

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi wields the gavel as members of the US House of Representatives cast their votes. Photo: Reuters
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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arriving at the US Capitol on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Impeachment probe: top adviser Alexander Vindman so alarmed by Donald Trump’s Ukraine call that he reported it to White House lawyer

  • Army lieutenant colonel is first current White House official and only person listening in on July 25 call to testify so far
  • Joe Biden defends Vindman as ‘hell of a patriot’ as Trump allies attack his integrity and question his loyalty to United States
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Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arriving at the US Capitol on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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