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The silence of the year: What did Hunter Biden do for Burisma?

Much of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense is based on exaggerations, falsehoods or oft-debunked conspiracy theories. But then there is this basic question: What was Hunter Biden doing on the board of a Ukrainian energy company? Biden had no particular expertise in energy or Ukraine. He did, however, join the board of Burisma when his father Vice President Joe Biden was publicly representing U.S. policy on the country, which had become the center of a tug-of-war between Russia and the West.  Did the older Biden do anything wrong? Nothing has been proven.

Lie of the Year 2019: Donald Trump’s claim whistleblower got Ukraine call 'almost completely wrong'

President Donald Trump started the morning of Sept. 20 dismissing headlines about someone who blew the whistle on a phone call he had with the president of Ukraine. The call, he tweeted, was “pitch perfect.” Later that morning, Trump and first lady Melania opened the White House for a day of ceremony with Australia’s prime minister and his wife. Before their dinner of sunchoke ravioli and Dover sole, the four sat in the Oval Office as reporters asked Trump about the whistleblower’s account. “It’s a ridiculous story.

What we know about the history of laws related to foreigners and guns

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said that the Saudi shooter at the Pensacola naval station had no constitutional right to have a gun and used a “loophole” to obtain it.  “I am a big supporter of the Second Amendment but the Second Amendment applies so that we the American people can keep and bear arms — it does not apply to Saudi Arabians,” DeSantis said.

Editing tricks in viral Biden ad intensify world leaders’ seeming distaste for Trump

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is running a highlight reel of President Donald Trump’s awkward-to-prickly interactions with world leaders, which the ad suggests Biden would improve upon if elected. The ad attracted wide notice in the media and on social media, with one tweet from Biden’s account generating almost 12 million views. On YouTube, it received nearly a quarter million views. And the ad is now going up on television in Iowa.

How the impeachment articles against Trump are similar to, and different from, Clinton and Nixon

House Democrats have settled on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — the first alleging abuse of power and the second alleging obstruction of Congress. In several ways, the new articles carry historical echoes. But in other ways, they don’t. Here’s our analysis. The two articles of impeachment against Trump The first article addresses abuse of power. It focuses on Trump’s alleged efforts to strong-arm Ukraine into investigating his potential opponent, Joe Biden, by withholding military aid and an Oval Office visit.

Ask PolitiFact: Why do Saudi pilots train at US military sites such as Pensacola?

The shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola by a Saudi Arabian aviation student put a spotlight on the federal government’s long-standing practice of having foreign nationals train with the United States military. Ahmed Mohammed al-Shamrani, a Royal Saudi Air force member, killed three sailors and injured eight others Dec. 6 before he was killed by deputies.

Read the articles of impeachment House Democrats have introduced against President Donald Trump

Below is the text of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Resolved, That Donald J. Trump, President of the United States, is impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors and that the following articles of impeachment be exhibited to the United States Senate: Articles of impeachment exhibited by the House of Representatives of the United States of America in the name of itself and of the people of the United States of America, against Donald J.

Ask PolitiFact: Does a video show Joe Biden confessing to bribery? No

A reader asked, “How come Joe Biden is on film bragging about getting the Prosecutor investigating Burisma fired and fact check says there is no proof of that? Look at the film.” House Republicans have also focused on a video of then-vice president Joe Biden threatening to withhold a $1 billion financial aid package if Ukraine’s president didn’t fire his prosecutor general.  In their view, it is no different than President Donald Trump holding up military aid to Ukraine.

7 questions about the Trump and Ukraine impeachment hearings, answered

You asked, we answered: Our reporters investigated questions from readers about the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. In this edition, we answer questions about the House committee hearings, military aid to Ukraine, 2016 election meddling, the relevance of bribery, House Democratic messaging, and the expected Senate trial. RELATED: PolitiFact's Trump-Ukraine-Biden coverage in one place Do you have a question?