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The Trump administration is discussing adding more countries to the controversial travel ban that has been criticized as discriminating against Muslims https://t.co/QTQL44Hl6i pic.twitter.com/KjhkST5jf6 — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 31, 2019

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US House approves a resolution to formalize the procedures of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump, marking a significant step in the ongoing investigation. Follow live updates:https://t.co/ntbtlNTj8y pic.twitter.com/7T6MnCA0q0 — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 31, 2019

House Votes On Public Phase Of Impeachment Inquiry

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Live: The vote is on a resolution that would set rules for the public phase of an impeachment inquiry that has so far been conducted exclusively behind closed doors. It would authorize the House Intelligence Committee — the panel that has been leading the investigation and conducting private depositions — to convene public hearings and produce a report that will guide the … Read More

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Tim Morrison, Trump's top Russia adviser, arrives on Capitol Hill and he's expected to provide one of the most revelatory testimonies to date in the impeachment inquiry. Follow live updates: https://t.co/tyzzHOAeBm pic.twitter.com/QOnkfP8R1P — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 31, 2019

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Trump awards the Medal of Honor to a Green Beret who fought in Afghanistan https://t.co/FFoFMrtSRN pic.twitter.com/2eFwI8JqCB — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 30, 2019

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House impeachment investigators have invited former national security adviser John Bolton to testify behind closed doors next week, sources say https://t.co/Apyjv2h3E8 pic.twitter.com/YCcm0N6VkF — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 30, 2019

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Top White House Ukraine expert Alexander Vindman told congressional investigators he was convinced President Trump blocked Ukraine military aid to force an investigation of the Bidens, sources say https://t.co/sbArKOQm9q pic.twitter.com/nNIyjjMChM — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 30, 2019

LA Fires Continue

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You’ve got the Getty Fire in LA County… …and the Kincaid Fire in Northern California… … and windy dry conditions. A nightmare. Last night was not as bad as predicted in Northern California, where firefighters have been battling the Kincade fire, the biggest active wildfire in the state. That blaze, which has so far burned more than 76,000 acres and … Read More

The Very Bad No Good Transcript Summary Of The July 25 Quid Pro Quo Call Isn’t Even Accurate (And Other Impeachment News)

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When I saw last night that Vickman was in there testifying for nine hours behind closed doors, I knew something big was happening. Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, who heard President Trump’s July phone call with Ukraine’s president and was alarmed, revealed more than his opening statement suggested. He testified that he tried and failed to add key details to … Read More

Breaking: Here It Is — The House Resolution To CONTINUE The ONGOING Impeachment Inquiry

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Emphasis on “continue” and “ongoing”, both of which appear in the document: There is nothing within this document that limits the inquiry to the Ukraine matter. The resolution spells out that Republicans can suggest subpoenas or witnesses but must submit justifications in writing and they can be vetoed by Democrats. This is obviously to prevent Republicans from flooding the proceedings … Read More

Did Trump Violate The Hatch Act?

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Title 18, United States Code, Section 610, known as the Hatch Act, makes it a crime — indeed, a felony, punishable by up to three years in prison — for “any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government … to engage in … any political activity.” Congress … Read More

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Robert Blair, an assistant to the President who was on the line during Trump's July Ukraine call, has been asked to testify in the impeachment inquiry https://t.co/wm9kdMGiek pic.twitter.com/aWQgbAfQgW — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 29, 2019

Current WH Staffer, A Lieutenant Colonel, To Testify About Trump Phone Call Today

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Let’s see Trump and his supporters try to smear U.S. Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. He’s a serving military officer whose concerns are directly connected to national security, and he’s a direct witness to both the phone call and the way Ukrainian officials were treated in the White House. He is the first current member of the White House staff to defy Trump’s … Read More

Republicans Get The Impeachment Inquiry Vote They Want, Then Complain

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the White House’s bluff by setting up a House vote on the impeachment inquiry “that affirms the ongoing, existing investigation.” The White House had said it wouldn’t cooperate until the House held a vote on whether to hold an impeachment inquiry, and Pelosi is doing just that “to eliminate any doubt as to whether the Trump administration may … Read More

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The top White House Ukraine expert will testify he was so troubled by Trump's phone call with Ukraine's President that he reported it to a superior https://t.co/iYfZSxOPt3 pic.twitter.com/Qv3csV8Glm — CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) October 29, 2019