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Impeachment witness provides firsthand account of hearing Trump demand ‘investigation’ of Bidens by Ukraine

November 16, 2019
Karoun Demirjian, Rachael Bade, Toluse Olorunnipa, John Hudson | The Washington Post
President Trump specifically inquired about political investigations he wanted carried out by Ukraine during a July phone call with a top U.S. diplomat who then told colleagues that the president was most interested in a probe into former vice president Joe Biden and his son, a State Department aide said Friday in closed-door testimony that could significantly advance House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry.
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Trump confidant Roger Stone convicted on all counts

November 16, 2019
Garrett Haake | NBC News
Roger Stone, a longtime Trump associate, was found guilty of seven felonies related to the 2016 presidential campaign on Friday.
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Rough Transcript of Trump’s First Phone Call With Ukrainian Leader Released

November 16, 2019
Mark Mazzetti, Eileen Sullivan | The New York Times
President Trump on Friday released a memorandum of an April telephone conversation he had with President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine that differed from a summary of the call released by the White House months ago.
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Trump Intervenes in War Crimes Cases Against Three U.S. Military Members

November 16, 2019
Nancy Youssef | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump intervened in war crime cases against three members of the U.S. military on Friday, issuing pardons for two and restoring the rank of a third, all despite Pentagon concerns that such actions could undermine the military justice system.
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Pelosi says Trump committed 'bribery' in Ukraine scandal

November 15, 2019
Heather Caygle | POLITICO
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Donald Trump committed “bribery,” an impeachable offense, by trying to force Ukraine into tarnishing a political rival to help him in the 2020 election.
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Trump talks Russia probe audit with attorney general and White House counsel in Oval Office meeting

November 15, 2019
Kaitlan Collins, Jim Acosta | CNN
President Donald Trump met with Attorney General William Barr and White House counsel Pat Cipollone in an Oval Office meeting Thursday afternoon in which the so-called Horowitz report came up in conversation, two sources told CNN.
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White House and Pentagon prepare for Trump to issue pardons in war-crimes cases, officials say

November 15, 2019
Josh Dawsey, Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post
President Trump is expected to intervene in three military justice cases involving service members charged with war crimes any day, issuing pardons or otherwise clearing them of wrongdoing and preventing the U.S. military from bringing the same charges again, three U.S. officials said Thursday.
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For Obama and Patrick, a long friendship and political bond

November 15, 2019
Julie Pace | Associated Press
That relationship will test whether Obama can maintain his vigorously neutral approach to the 2020 Democratic primary now that Patrick has launched a late bid for the presidential nomination.
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POLITICO Playbook: What to expect from Marie Yovanovitch, and how Bill Clinton ended up on Tapper’s show

November 15, 2019
Anna Palmer, Jake Sherman | POLITICO
Democrats tell us that they will have her detail the political retribution she experienced at the hands of Rudy Giuliani and his cadre of aides and advisers. In Democrats’ telling, Yovanovitch was totally screwed.
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