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Giuliani floats new explanation for pressuring Ukraine to investigate Biden

Giuliani floats new explanation for pressuring Ukraine to investigate BidenTrump's personal lawyer said on Wednesday that he pressured Ukrainian officials to investigate Joe Biden to defend President Trump "against false charges."



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Trump floats new defense: The quid pro quo didn't happen, but if it did, so what?

Trump floats new defense: The quid pro quo didn't happen, but if it did, so what?While the president continues to insist there was no quid pro quo in his withholding of U.S. military aid from Ukraine, on Sunday he appeared to try out a different argument.



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Tlaib Floats Detaining White House Officials in Detroit for Refusing to Comply with Subpoenas

Tlaib Floats Detaining White House Officials in Detroit for Refusing to Comply with SubpoenasRepresentative Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) suggested this week at a town hall that local Detroit law enforcement officers could detain White House officials who refuse to comply with subpoenas issued by Democrats, quipping that, "we won't hurt them."The freshman Democrat nodded in agreement with a town hall attendee who suggested U.S. Marshals “hunt down” White House officials if they "refuse to leave power."Tlaib responded that the current situation is "unprecedented" and said Democratic lawmakers have discussed what the correct process might be to arrest non-compliant White House officials."This is the last caucus conversation we had. Do you know this is really unprecedented?" Tlaib said. "This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this. So they're trying to figure out – no joke – they're trying to figure out, well, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them?"House Democrats have subpoenaed several Trump administration officials for thousands of documents, some of which relate to the formal impeachment inquiry against the president. Last week, the House Foreign Affairs Committee subpoenaed Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for documents involving the Trump administration's communications with Ukraine."Where do we hold them? I'm not in those kinds of conversations, but I'm asking, like, you know, what happens?" Tlaib said, adding that she has been told this is "uncharted territory.""They're trying to be like, well where are we going to put them?" the outspoken progressive continued. "I'm like you all. I ask the same questions. Well what happens when they don't comply? The fact of the matter is, we held Barr and Secretary Ross from commerce, the secretary of commerce, in contempt."In July, the House voted to hold Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in criminal contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas regarding the proposed citizenship question on the 2020 census."I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit," Tlaib said of the cabinet secretaries. "We'll take care of them and make sure they show up to the committee hearings. We won't hurt them."Tlaib has called for Trump's impeachment since she began campaigning for Congress. She made headlines in November for promising during a speech to a crowd of supporters near Capitol Hill that, "we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf—er.'"



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UPDATE 3-Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

UPDATE 3-Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli electionsU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster Netanyahu’s re-election bid just days before Israelis go to the polls. “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries,” Trump said on Twitter.



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Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli elections

Trump floats possible defense treaty days ahead of Israeli electionsU.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about a possible mutual defense treaty between the two nations, a move that could bolster Netanyahu’s re-election bid just days before Israelis go to the polls. “I had a call today with Prime Minister Netanyahu to discuss the possibility of moving forward with a Mutual Defense Treaty, between the United States and Israel, that would further anchor the tremendous alliance between our two countries,” Trump said on Twitter.



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Trump floats new slogan 'Keep America Great' as he launches 2020 bid

Trump floats new slogan 'Keep America Great' as he launches 2020 bidPresident Donald Trump returned to the key battleground state of Florida on Tuesday to ask voters to give him another four years in office.



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President Trump floats 'human wall' on southern border ahead of State of the Union

President Trump floats 'human wall' on southern border ahead of State of the Union“Tremendous numbers of people are coming up through Mexico in the hopes of flooding our Southern Border,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.



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Trump floats ending shutdown with a 'down payment' on wall, but Pelosi doesn't blink

Trump floats ending shutdown with a 'down payment' on wall, but Pelosi doesn't blinkComing off a defeat in the U.S. Senate, the president suggests he might reopen government if Congress agrees to a down payment for his wall.



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Trump floats ending shutdown with a 'down payment' on wall, but Pelosi doesn't blink

Trump floats ending shutdown with a 'down payment' on wall, but Pelosi doesn't blinkComing off a defeat in the U.S. Senate, the president suggests he might reopen government if Congress agrees to a down payment for his wall.



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Trump Digs In on Syria Pullout After Graham Floats New Approach

Trump Digs In on Syria Pullout After Graham Floats New Approach“I campaigned on getting out of Syria and other places,” Trump said Monday on Twitter, adding that his efforts to stop “never ending wars” shouldn’t come as a surprise to critics. Senator Lindsey Graham, a South Carolina Republican, said Sunday that the president might be reconsidering the troop withdrawal strategy after an eye-opening trip to Iraq the day after Christmas. Graham, who has been a vocal critic of Trump’s plan, also said he would try to change the president’s mind during a private lunch because the Islamic State is not completely defeated as the president previously has suggested.



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