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House Democrats release new Parnas documents showing contact with Nunes aide

  • News source: Louis Casiano
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House Democrats released another batch of documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas on Friday, including messages that showed Parnas was in contact with a staffer for House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif.

The documents also included photos of Parnas with Trump and Giuliani in various settings, as well as additional messages between Parnas and Connecticut Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde, in which the two discussed the whereabouts of then-U.S. ambassador to the Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch...
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House Democrats release more materials from Lev Parnas

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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House Democrats on Friday released more material from indicted businessman Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who helped him in his pressure campaign against Ukraine. The new photographs, documents, audio clips and text exchanges shed additional light on the claims that Parnas has made about his interactions with figures close to President Trump, as well as with a key staffer of the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, Devin Nunes.

Among the text messages are screenshots sent by Republican congressional candidate Robert Hyde to...
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Trump's legal team set for impeachment trial

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Republican stragegist Lauren Claffey and Democratic strategist Michael Starr Hopkins joined CBSN to break down how the Senate impeachment trial will impact both Washington and the campaign trail for the next few weeks.
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Pete Buttigieg goes on the road ahead of Iowa caucuses

  • News source: Politics - CBSNews.com
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Pete Buttigieg has held at least nine events since Tuesday's Democratic primary debate in Iowa. Jack Turman joined CBSN for this edition of 2020 Daily Trail markers with more on Buttigieg's plans leading up to the Iowa caucuses.
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Kids' Climate Case 'Reluctantly' Dismissed By Appeals Court

  • News source: Nathan Rott
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A federal appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by nearly two dozen young people aimed at forcing the federal government to take bolder action on climate change, saying the courts were not the appropriate place to address the issue.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Friday the young plaintiffs had "made a compelling case that action is needed," but they did not have legal standing to bring the case.

The lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, was filed in 2015 on behalf of a group of children and teenagers who...
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Lawyer Alan Dershowitz Draws Line On His Role In Trump Impeachment Defense

  • News source: Roberta Rampton
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When President Trump's defense team delivers its opening statement in the Senate impeachment trial next week, famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz will have a starring role.

But in an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly on Friday, he sought to make clear that his involvement is limited to arguing that the two articles of impeachment do not satisfy the constitutional criteria for removing the president from office.

"I will not be involved in arguing the facts, nor will I be part of the defense team in the sense of strategy on the facts. My role...
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Biden, Buttigieg look to exploit Iowa opening as impeachment drags rivals back to DC

  • News source: Paul Steinhauser
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MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the clock ticking toward Tuesday’s start of the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump, the four Democratic senators who are running for the White House are making the most of their remaining free time to campaign in the states that kick off the presidential primary and caucus nominating calendar.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is campaigning in New Hampshire and Iowa this long holiday weekend, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts hits the trail in Iowa and South Carolina. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is...
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Evelyn Yang was assured justice. Here's how the doctor she says assaulted her went free

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)Evelyn Yang's revelation that she was sexually assaulted by her OB-GYN has renewed national focus on a sweetheart plea deal between Manhattan's district attorney and her former doctor.

Yang, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, told CNN in an interview that aired Thursday about her experience in 2012. Since then, at least 15 women have come forward with similar allegations against the doctor, according to an attorney representing Yang and other alleged victims.

In the end, Dr. Robert Hadden, an OB-GYN at Columbia...
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Impeachment Briefing: Team Trump

  • News source: Noah Weiland
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Mr. Trump’s defense team will be a collection of some of his favorite television personalities, several of his personal lawyers and the top White House lawyer. Here’s a look at who they are.

Pat Cipollone: As White House counsel, Mr. Cipollone has been the legal brain behind Mr. Trump’s responses to the impeachment battle. In October he signed a blistering eight-page letter to top House Democrats arguing against cooperating with the impeachment inquiry. Viewed as a calmer version of his predecessor, Don McGahn, he is said to be more temperamentally...
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Trump says Second Amendment is 'under very serious attack' in Virginia ahead of gun-rights rally

  • News source: Alex Pappas
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President Trump on Friday declared the Second Amendment is “under very serious attack” in Virginia amid a contentious gun debate in the commonwealth and ahead of a controversial gun-rights rally in Richmond on Monday.

“Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia,” the president tweeted.

Thousands of gun-rights advocates are expected to attend a rally organized by the Virginia Citizens Defense League Monday.

GRASSROOTS GUN-RIGHTS RALLY ORGANIZER RAISES SAFETY CONCERNS AHEAD OF VA EVENT

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Lev Parnas: Trump would've traded an endorsement for political dirt from Ukraine's ex-president Poroshenko

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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Watch AC360: The Lev Parnas Interview on CNN Friday night at 11 p.m. ET

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government included an attempted quid-pro-quo with then-Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, according to Lev Parnas, the indicted businessman who is a central figure in the impeachment scandal.

Revealing what he claims is a previously undisclosed meeting, Parnas told CNN's Anderson Cooper that he met Poroshenko in early 2019, during the final weeks of Ukraine's presidential campaign, and tried to...
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READ: House Democrats release additional materials from Giuliani associate Lev Parnas

  • News source: CNN.com - RSS Channel - Politics
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(CNN)House Democrats on Friday released new documents from indicted Rudy Giuliani associate Lev Parnas ahead of the Senate trial that includes new information about the apparent surveillance of former US Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch.

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