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Senior OMB official set to testify behind closed doors in Saturday deposition

Senior OMB official set to testify behind closed doors in Saturday deposition

House impeachment investigators have little visibility into the inner workings of the White House at the time when President Donald Trump allegedly ordered a hold on military assistance for Ukraine. That could change on Saturday when Mark Sandy, a senior career official at the Office of Management and Budget, is expected to testify behind closed…MORE

Republicans could lose a second red state governor’s election

Republicans could lose a second red state governor’s election

It’s down to the wire in Louisiana’s gubernatorial runoff election. In the Saturday election, Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is trying to hold on against Republican Eddie Rispone. It’s the second election in a deep red state in as many weeks that’s pitted local versus national factors. History and polling suggest it’s really close, though…MORE

A day that underscored the corruption swamping the Trump presidency

A day that underscored the corruption swamping the Trump presidency

A fateful convergence of events Friday reflected a culture of corruption and intimidation endemic to the circle of a President who vowed to drain the swamp but instead became its incarnation. First, a US ambassador told how her reputation was shredded and she was hounded out of her job by President Donald Trump’s rogue associates…MORE

House Ethics Committee extends investigations into Tlaib and 3 other lawmakers

House Ethics Committee extends investigations into Tlaib and 3 other lawmakers

The House Ethics Committee released updates on their investigations into four lawmakers on Thursday, including a high-profile freshman Democratic lawmaker and a Republican lawmaker who they revealed is under investigation by the Department of Justice. Florida Democratic Rep. Alcee Hastings faces a probe into an alleged relationship with a staffer, while Michigan Reps. Bill Huizenga,…MORE

Trump ignores Pentagon advice and intervenes in military war crimes cases

Trump ignores Pentagon advice and intervenes in military war crimes cases

President Donald Trump ignored Pentagon advice Friday to pardon two officers and restore the rank of a third after all faced war crimes allegations. Trump granted a full pardon to Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and a full pardon to Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and restored the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie R. Gallagher, who…MORE

Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden

Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden

A US ambassador told President Donald Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass” and that Ukraine was going to move forward with the investigation Trump had asked Zelensky for a day earlier, according to new testimony from a US official in Kiev who overheard the phone conversation. David Holmes told lawmakers in a…MORE

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