What to Know in Washington


What to know in Washington

What to Know in Washington gives you a head start on the day with reporting on the most important stories from Capitol Hill and the White House. From K Street to the White House to the Capitol to the Supreme Court, What to Know in Washington is your daily dose of need-to-know information.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Faces Giuliani Probe Dilemma

Donald Trump is facing a new dilemma in the expanding Ukraine probe: whether to cement his bond with personal attorney Rudy Giuliani or distance himself from the confidant whose own legal peril threatens to ensnare the president.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s EU Envoy Subpoenaed by House

President Donald Trump’s ambassador to the European Union has been subpoenaed to testify to House investigators looking into Trump’s dealings with Ukraine as part of the impeachment inquiry, a person familiar with the matter said last night.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Takes Campaign to Minnesota

Donald Trump goes back on offense today with his first campaign rally since the impeachment inquiry began, seeking to expand his margin of victory in 2020 even as lawmakers mull removing him from office.

What to Know in Washington: U.S. Diplomats Sought Biden Probe

Two top American diplomats tried to strike a deal on behalf of President Donald Trump for Ukraine’s leader to investigate discredited allegations of wrongdoing by Joe Biden and his son in return for improving relations with the U.S., according to documents released by House Democrats late yesterday.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Line Up Ukraine Witnesses

Democrats have set a blistering pace for their impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump with a lineup of depositions — including the recently departed U.S. envoy to Ukraine — stoking the president’s fury and feeding efforts to discredit the investigation. Kurt Volker, who stepped down last week from his unpaid role representing American interests in Ukraine, […]

What to Know in Washington: Probe Puts Schiff in GOP Crosshairs

Adam Schiff has emerged in less than a week as the standard bearer for the House Democrats’ impeachment effort, putting him squarely in President Donald Trump’s crosshairs and leaving him with little margin for error.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Seeks to Unmask Whistleblower

President Donald Trump and his Republican allies are dialing up pressure to unmask the Ukraine whistleblower in a breathtaking departure from how allegations of corruption and waste have been handled by both parties for years.

What to Know in Washington: Impeachment Risks Crowding Agenda

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s re-casting of existing investigations of President Donald Trump as an impeachment inquiry changed little about how those probes are conducted. But the intensified focus risks crowding out the legislative agendas of both the White House and Democrats.

What to Know in Washington: Impeachment Fight Has Peril for All

Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to launch a formal impeachment inquiry of Donald Trump will consume the nation’s attention, grind the work of government to a halt and ultimately determine whether the president heads into re-election damaged or emboldened.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Pursue Trump-Ukraine Probe

The controversy over whether President Donald Trump improperly pressed Ukraine’s leader to investigate Joe Biden and his family gives Democrats a new angle of attack, but one that carries significant risks for the party. Three House committees announced earlier this month that they were investigating whether Trump used the withholding of military aid as leverage […]