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‘Stop talking’: Trump advisers want Giuliani dumped

October 12, 2019
Anita Kumar, Darren Samuelsohn | POLITICO
For weeks, prominent Republican advisers have been privately imploring President Donald Trump to sideline Rudy Giuliani after a barrage of inconsistent, combative and occasionally cringe-inducing media interviews, according to three people familiar with the conversations.
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President Trump calls impeachment inquiry illegal and unconstitutional

October 12, 2019
Hans Nichols | NBC News
President Donald Trump targeted the impeachment inquiry during a rally Friday night in Louisiana. This comes as former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testifies on Capitol Hill.
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Trump says he is replacing McAleenan as acting homeland security secretary

October 12, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Nick Miroff | The Washington Post
President Trump said late Friday that he is replacing Kevin McAleenan, the acting homeland security secretary, after a tenure in which McAleenan reduced border crossings and shepherded major Trump administration immigration policies but clashed with other senior officials and struggled to earn the president’s trust.
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2 Giuliani Associates Arrested With One-Way Tickets at U.S. Airport

October 11, 2019
Mark Mazzetti, Eileen Sullivan, William K. Rashbaum | The New York Times
Federal prosecutors unsealed charges on Thursday against two men who have aided President Trump’s efforts to gather damaging information in Ukraine about his political opponents, a criminal case that signaled growing legal exposure for the president’s allies as Mr. Trump tries to blunt an impeachment inquiry in Congress.
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What Turkey’s assault on northern Syria means for civilians, regional stability

October 11, 2019
Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
Turkey continued its military assault into northern Syria on Thursday. Aid agencies warn that nearly half a million people near the border are at risk from the violence, which is drawing criticism from many U.S. officials.
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Trump attacks Bidens in personal and coarse terms at Minnesota rally

October 11, 2019
Seung Min Kim, Aaron Blake | The Washington Post
President Trump leveled some of his most personal attacks yet against Joe Biden and his family at his first campaign rally since House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry, highlighting unsubstantiated claims about his potential 2020 rival’s son and using profanity to describe Biden’s tenure as vice president.
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Trump to Meet Chinese Envoy Amid Hopes of Trade War Truce

October 11, 2019
Ana Swanson | The New York Times
President Trump will meet with China’s top trade envoy at the White House Friday afternoon amid growing expectations that the United States could soon announce a trade truce that would help defuse tensions with China.
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EU Ambassador set to testify Thursday in impeachment inquiry

October 11, 2019
Manu Raju, Katelyn Polantz | CNN
US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland, a key witness within the State Department and to the President's action in the ongoing impeachment inquiry, intends to testify to the House under subpoena next Thursday, according to his lawyers.
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Trump’s Syria decision tests the bounds of Republican support as he demands solidarity on impeachment

October 10, 2019
Robert Costa, Philip Rucker | The Washington Post
President Trump’s decision to suddenly withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria has angered evangelical Christian leaders and Republican hawks, cleaving his political coalition at the very moment he is trying to fortify his standing to survive the intensifying impeachment inquiry in Congress.
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