Impeachment witnesses tell how Ukraine policy hijacked by Giuliani | KyivPost – Ukraine’s Global Voice Impeachment witnesses tell how Ukraine policy hijacked by Giuliani | KyivPost

The U. S. House of Representatives is moving quickly in its impeachment inquiry regarding President Trump’s pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his possible rival in the upcoming 2020 election, regarding his son Hunter Biden’s work for Ukrainian gas company Burisma. The Trump administration’s push for an investigation culminated in a July 25 phone call with President Volodymyr Zelensky, in which the U.S. president openly requested that his Ukrainian counterpart look into the Bidens and alleged Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. Later, U.S. media reported that Trump appeared to be conditioning $391 million in military aid and a White House invitation on Zelensky’s willingness to cooperate. The latest testimonies by a number of former and current U.S. officials have provided insights into the covert foreign policy carried out some members of the Trump administration and led by Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani. One of the targets of this campaign was former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, whose abrupt removal by Trump was announced on May 18, two days before Zelensky’s inauguration. In an opening statement to her testi...

8 best diaries and planners still available for 2019

Chances are you’ll use it every day, so it’s important to make sure that whatever planner you choose suits how you like to stay organised. Even if you live your life in the digital age, many people find they keep coming back to a hard copy diary. There’s just something about writing your plans down with good old-fashioned pen and paper. Hannah Fleming, marketing manager at Boutique British leather goods brand Noble Macmillan, told i that the popularity of paper diaries is soaring despite the growth of technology. “In a world that has become reliant on technology, we can see many of our customers being drawn back to the traditional ways,” she said. “Paper diary sales have increased by 40 per cent in the last four years despite the rise of the iPhone calendar.” To compile our roundup, we trawled the shops flicking through a multitude of options, as well as asking friends what they look for in a diary. Popular comments included diaries that lie flat on the desk and those that offer full-page calendar overviews, so you can scribble down important dates and see each month at a glance. There’s a variety to choose from here, from different layouts – week to view, day per page etc – to...