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Kushner’s FBI interviews to be held for review, Justice Department says

Kushner’s FBI interviews to be held for review, Justice Department says

The Justice Department did not hand over the FBI’s summary of Jared Kushner’s interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller last week — despite a judge’s order to do so — because “a member of the intelligence community” needs to ensure the material has been properly redacted, a department attorney said Wednesday. DOJ lawyer Courtney Enlow…MORE

Your impeachment questions answered

Your impeachment questions answered

CNN asked its millions of Instagram followers what questions they had about the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Here’s a sample, along with some answers: What are the chances Trump will get removed from office? Almost zero. Republicans hold a majority in the Senate. Twenty GOP senators would have to vote with Democrats to…MORE

Schiff claims Trump ‘bragged’ about withholding material from Congress

Schiff claims Trump ‘bragged’ about withholding material from Congress

The lead Democratic impeachment manager claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump had “bragged” about withholding materials from Congress as lawmakers weigh removing him from office — partly because they allege he’s obstructing their investigations. Rep. Adam Schiff, the House Intelligence Committee chairman, was responding to comments Trump made during a news conference in Switzerland. “We’re…MORE

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

Utah bans conversion therapy for LGBTQ children

Utah is now the 19th state to outlaw conversion therapy for minors after a new rule from its governor went into effect late Tuesday. The ban issued by Gov. Gary Herbert, a Republican, comes a year after an effort to end the practice in the conservative state stalled in the legislature. Conversion therapy is an…MORE

Fact check: Trump lawyers make at least three false claims during impeachment arguments

Fact check: Trump lawyers make at least three false claims during impeachment arguments

President Donald Trump’s legal team made at least three false claims during Senate impeachment proceedings on Tuesday, plus two more claims we’ll call misleading. We’re still going through the transcript of the proceedings and will add to this list as necessary. The closed-door hearings Arguing that the House’s impeachment inquiry was unfair to Trump, White…MORE

How the impeachment trial could reshape the fight for the Senate majority

How the impeachment trial could reshape the fight for the Senate majority

Everyone knows that how the Senate’s impeachment trial plays out will have an effect on President Donald Trump’s reelection bid this November — and, maybe, on who Democrats nominate to take him on. What’s less known, or at least covered, are the ways in which the ongoing impeachment trial could dramatically effect Democrats’ effort to…MORE

Senate impeachment trial: Opening arguments begin

Senate impeachment trial: Opening arguments begin

House impeachment managers began making their case for removing President Donald Trump from office on Wednesday following a marathon opening session in the Senate’s impeachment trial to approve its rules. On Tuesday and into the early morning hours Wednesday, Republicans repeatedly rejected motions to subpoena witnesses and documents related to the President’s Ukraine scandal. Now…MORE

6 takeaways from CNN’s latest national poll on 2020

6 takeaways from CNN’s latest national poll on 2020

The latest CNN/SSRS national poll testing the Democratic primary and the general election is out, and it’s a barnburner of a poll. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders rose to his highest level ever in CNN Democratic primary polling and is in a top tier with former Vice President Joe Biden. President Donald Trump is in trouble…MORE

GOP senator says he’s ‘absolutely’ open to having witnesses in impeachment trial

GOP senator says he’s ‘absolutely’ open to having witnesses in impeachment trial

Republican Sen. Rick Scott of Florida said Wednesday that he is “absolutely” open to having witnesses testify in President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, a position that’s at odds with many of his GOP colleagues who’ve pushed against having additional witnesses. “I think it’s very important to have a fair trial. I think that’s what…MORE

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