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Top Diplomat Testified Pompeo Called Hannity About Yovanovitch Smears

David Hale, the under secretary of state for political affairs, said in his closed-door impeachment testimony that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Fox News host the smear campaign launched against former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, according to a transcript that was made public Monday night. Discussing efforts by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani […]

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Devin Nunes Pushes Bogus Ukrainian Collusion Conspiracies During Impeachment Hearing

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) used his questions Wednesday in the first public impeachment hearings to push discredited conspiracy theories claiming that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes raised the claims in an attempt to argue that President Donald Trump was correct to pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the 2016 election; and […]

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Cable-News Trumpkins Use Same Exact Talking Point: Vindman Has Dual Loyalty

If there were talking points sent around Monday evening, following the news that a White House official was set to tell Congress he raised concerns about the presidents infamous Ukraine call, then Trumps top cable-news boosters sure seem to have gotten them. Almost immediately after focused on the fact that Vindman is a Ukrainian-American immigrant. […]

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Trump Wants You to Know Hes Smart Enough to Do Quid Pro Quo

As Donald Trump gets dragged deeper, and launched a novel defense of Trump, who Democratic lawmakers allegeas Capitol Hill testimony from senior administration officials investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a top political rival of Trumps, in exchange for military aid that was being held up. The newspapers esteemed board Mr. [Bill] Taylor says in […]

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US diplomats told Zelenskiy that Trump visit was dependent on Biden statement

Newly released texts show diplomats made clear that better Kyiv-Washington relations were linked to cooperation US diplomats told Ukraines president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, that a prestigious White House visit to meet Donald Trump was dependent on him making a public statement vowing to investigate Hunter Bidens company, and a Ukrainian role in the 2016 elections, according […]

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Trump Blesses Rudy Giuliani as His One-Man War Room

Donald Trump has emphatically told his aides that he does not need a White House impeachment inquiry.Trump has also asked them to keep him posted when they will appearon television shows and conservative media, according to two people with knowledge of the conversations. As for Giuliani, the president sees the former New York City mayor […]

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U.S. Soldier Discussed Plans to Bomb News Network, Kill Beto ORourke: Feds

A U.S. Army soldier has been charged with distribution of information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction after FBI agents allegedly uncovered chats about his plans to carry out terrorist attacks in the U.S. and to travel to Ukraine to fight with extremist right-wing militias. Federal prosecutors in Kansas said law enforcement intercepted […]

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12 Pics Of Chernobyl Cast Compared To Old Photos Of Their Real-Life Counterparts

A huge radioactive cloud was released into the atmosphere and blew across north and western Europe, even reaching as far as the United States. The accident remains the world’s worst ever nuclear disaster, and unlike the earthquake-induced meltdown at Fukushima in Japan, Chernobyl was caused by human error. The event is firmly back in public […]

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Ukraines New President Volodomyr Zelenskiy Vows Reform. Or Is It Revenge?

Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraines comedian turned politician, was FBI is investigating him for money laundering. Kolomoisky denied his crimes, insisting that the FBI probe will result in nothing, and blaming political vendettas for his legal problems. As foreign delegations arrived in Kiev over the weekend, much attention fell on somebody who will not be present: President […]

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Ukrainians Slam Rudy Giulianis Shameful Play to Meddle in Their Politics

MOSCOWDemocracy-minded Ukrainians, of whom there are many, learned with grim bemusement this week that Donald Trumps eccentric lawyer, canceled the trip as suddenly as he had announced it there was a collective sigh of relief. But what the hell was he thinking? Giulianis expressed intent was Paul Manafort, the former chairman of Trump's 2016 presidential […]

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