In this episode of UpFront, we discuss the impeachment inquiry with a close friend of US President Donald Trump, Chris Ruddy.

And in our Arena, we ask ISIL analysts Jessica Stern and Hassan Hassan about the group’s future following the killing of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Trump impeachment: Is the end near for the US president?

The US House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve procedural rules in the impeachment of President Donald Trump.

The inquiry centres around a July phone call with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

On the call, Trump allegedly threatened to hold back nearly $400m in military aid unless Zelenskyy investigated the business dealings of Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

“I agree that it’s not proper

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