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READ: Jerry Nadler’s opening statement at Dec. 9 impeachment hearing

READ: Jerry Nadler’s opening statement at Dec. 9 impeachment hearing

As prepared for delivery: “No matter his party or his politics, if the President places his own interests above those of the country, he betrays his oath of office. “The President of the United States, the Speaker of the House, the Majority Leader of the Senate, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and the…MORE

Washington Post: Top US officials repeatedly misled public about Afghanistan War

Washington Post: Top US officials repeatedly misled public about Afghanistan War

Confidential documents obtained by The Washington Post reveal that top US officials misled the American public about the war in Afghanistan in order to conceal doubts about the likelihood that the US could be successful in the nearly 20-year effort since its earliest days, the paper reported in a major investigation on Monday. The Post…MORE

Michelle Obama calls impeachment proceedings into Trump ‘surreal’

Michelle Obama calls impeachment proceedings into Trump ‘surreal’

Former first lady Michelle Obama called the impeachment proceedings into President Donald Trump and Ukraine “surreal” as the House’s inquiry heads into the homestretch. “It’s surreal. I don’t think people know what to make of it. But do I think we can come back from it? Oh yeah,” she said in an excerpt of an…MORE

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday

Trump to meet with Russian foreign minister Tuesday

President Donald Trump is planning to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday in Washington, an encounter that is sure to draw significant scrutiny amid several ongoing controversies involving Trump and Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told CNN on Monday that the two plan to meet. The White House has not…MORE

Democrats kick off impeachment sprint with hearing to present their case against Trump

Democrats kick off impeachment sprint with hearing to present their case against Trump

The Democrats’ drive to impeach President Donald Trump has kicked into high gear Monday with a hearing designed for Democrats to make their case against the President. Lawyers for the House Judiciary and Intelligence committees will make opening arguments and present the evidence before facing questions from the Judiciary panel — a lengthy event that’s…MORE

Justice inspector general report on Russia probe lands as impeachment heightens

Justice inspector general report on Russia probe lands as impeachment heightens

A highly anticipated report into the early days of the Russia investigation is set to be released Monday, likely bringing with it a host of revelations about the FBI’s internal decision-making in the fraught period before the 2016 election that could be fodder for President Donald Trump amid a bruising impeachment inquiry. But the report…MORE

Democrats are at an impeachment crossroads

Democrats are at an impeachment crossroads

That President Donald Trump should be impeached is self-evident to most of the Democratic Party, which has recoiled at his entire presidency and was ready to get rid of him long before he applied pressure to Ukraine to investigate the Bidens. But it’s not self-evident to the portion of the country that either supports Trump or…MORE

Democrats reviewing latest US-Mexico-Canada trade proposal as deal may be close

Democrats reviewing latest US-Mexico-Canada trade proposal as deal may be close

House Democrats and the Trump administration are nearing a deal on the President’s revised North American Free Trade Agreement after spending the past couple of weeks negotiating with the Mexican government over changes to labor enforcement and other provisions in the pact, according to people close to the talks. But the talks surrounding the rebranded…MORE

Washington Post: Barr told Trump he was not being well served by Giuliani

Washington Post: Barr told Trump he was not being well served by Giuliani

Attorney General William Barr counseled President Donald Trump that his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has become a liability for his administration, The Washington Post reported Sunday, citing people familiar with the conversations. In one instance, the Post said, Barr warned Trump that Giuliani was not serving him well as his lawyer, according to one person…MORE

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