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An astonishing week closes with a wild new window into Trump’s style

An astonishing week closes with a wild new window into Trump’s style

Every week feels weird and wild lately, but this one included some particularly difficult setbacks for President Donald Trump. Public impeachment hearings got underway with three credible witnesses — and Trump drew immediate criticism over his decision to attack one, ousted US Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, as she was testifying New closed-door testimony directly…MORE

Exclusive: After private White House meeting, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was on a ‘secret mission’ for Trump, sources say

Exclusive: After private White House meeting, Giuliani associate Lev Parnas said he was on a ‘secret mission’ for Trump, sources say

Among the many guests who had their pictures taken with President Donald Trump at the White House’s annual Hanukkah party last year were two Soviet-born businessmen from Florida, Lev  Parnas and Igor  Fruman. In the picture, which Parnas posted on social media, he and Fruman are seen smiling alongside Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Rudy Giuliani,…MORE

The private border wall group is building again, this time in Texas

The private border wall group is building again, this time in Texas

A private group backing President Donald Trump’s border wall has kicked off a new project on the US-Mexico border in an attempt to showcase its barrier designs and shore up support for the President’s signature issue. It’s not the first time that We Build the Wall, a group founded by an Air Force veteran, has…MORE

Justice Department watchdog moves to reassure witnesses on Russia investigation report

Justice Department watchdog moves to reassure witnesses on Russia investigation report

A forthcoming Justice Department inspector general’s report into the FBI’s handling of the Russia probe is already drawing criticism, weeks before its expected completion, amid concerns that witnesses wouldn’t be given sufficient time to review the document before its release. As President Donald Trump and his supporters seek to build expectations around the report, which…MORE

House Ethics Committee extends investigations into Tlaib and 3 other lawmakers

House Ethics Committee extends investigations into Tlaib and 3 other lawmakers

The House Ethics Committee released updates on their investigations into four lawmakers on Thursday, including a high-profile freshman Democratic lawmaker and a Republican lawmaker who they revealed is under investigation by the Department of Justice. Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings faces a probe into an alleged relationship with a staffer, while Michigan Reps. Bill Huizenga,…MORE

Trump ignores Pentagon advice and intervenes in military war crimes cases

Trump ignores Pentagon advice and intervenes in military war crimes cases

President Donald Trump ignored Pentagon advice Friday to pardon two officers and restore the rank of a third after all faced war crimes allegations. Trump granted a full pardon to Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and a full pardon to Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and restored the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie R. Gallagher, who…MORE

Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden

Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden

A US ambassador told President Donald Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass” and that Ukraine was going to move forward with the investigation Trump had asked Zelensky for a day earlier, according to new testimony from a US official in Kiev who overheard the phone conversation. David Holmes told lawmakers in a…MORE

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