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Giuliani associate claims Pence didn't attend Ukrainian president's inauguration because Ukraine didn't announce an investigation into the Bidens

Giuliani associate claims Pence didn't attend Ukrainian president's inauguration because Ukraine didn't announce an investigation into the BidensLev Parnas gave a revelatory exclusive interview to MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Wednesday night, where he discussed issues surrounding Ukraine.



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Trump impeachment: Pelosi hits back at president's criticism as Schumer sends letter demanding documents from White House

Trump impeachment: Pelosi hits back at president's criticism as Schumer sends letter demanding documents from White HouseHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi is standing by her vow that the House won't appoint "managers" to deliver articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate until more is known about how his trial will be run."The House cannot choose our impeachment managers until we know what sort of trial the Senate will conduct," Ms Pelosi tweeted on Monday, adding that Mr Trump "blocked his own witnesses and documents from the House, and from the American people, on phony complaints about the House process".



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Zimbabwe vice president's wife arrested for suspected fraud, money laundering

Zimbabwe vice president's wife arrested for suspected fraud, money launderingZimbabwean authorities arrested the wife of Vice President Constantino Chiwenga on charges of money laundering, fraud and violating exchange control regulations, the country’s anti Corruption Commission (ZACC) said on Sunday. Marry Mubaiwa was arrested on Saturday evening and will likely appear in court on Monday, ZACC spokesman John Makamure said. Appointed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa this year, ZACC is under pressure to show that it can tackle high-level graft, which watchdog Transparency International estimates is costing the country $ 1 billion annually.



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Trump impeachment: More than 600 law academics conclude there is 'overwhelming evidence' for president's removal

Trump impeachment: More than 600 law academics conclude there is 'overwhelming evidence' for president's removalHundreds of legal scholars have concluded there is “overwhelming evidence” that Donald Trump engaged in impeachable conductIn an open letter to congress, more than 600 academics from law schools including Yale, Rutgers and Harvard said it would be constitutional to remove the president.



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Trump impeachment: CNN host interrupts senior Republican to correct president's false claims on Ukraine aid

Trump impeachment: CNN host interrupts senior Republican to correct president's false claims on Ukraine aidCNN host Jake Tapper interrupted a senior Republican to correct him as he repeated a false claim by Donald Trump about European aid to Ukraine.Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, cited the president's claim that he had withheld almost $ 400 million in military assistance because he was concerned that the EU was not doing enough.



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Trump news: President's Ukraine call was part of 'illicit and corrupt scheme', released testimonies say

Trump news: President's Ukraine call was part of 'illicit and corrupt scheme', released testimonies sayBefore public hearings begin in the impeachment investigation into Donald Trump, recently released transcripts of testimonies from two key witnesses offer a more complete picture of the president's dealings with Ukraine and the role of his attorney Rudy Giuliani.Lt Col Alexander Vindman testified that "no doubt" the president was asking for investigations into his political rivals, and Fiona Hill warned that Mr Giuliani was peddling conspiracy theories to Mr Trump that could make US elections in 2020 vulnerable to Russian influence.



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Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower threatens to sue Trump if he keeps up attacks, but the president's associates have already been spreading the person's alleged identity for days

Lawyer for Ukraine whistleblower threatens to sue Trump if he keeps up attacks, but the president's associates have already been spreading the person's alleged identity for daysThe president is "engaging in rhetoric and activity that places my client … and their family in physical danger," lawyer Andrew Bakaj wrote.



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Witness: 'El Chapo' gave $1M to Honduran president's brother

Witness: 'El Chapo' gave $  1M to Honduran president's brotherA Honduran former mayor and drug trafficker testified Monday that Mexican kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán gave $ 1 million to the brother of Honduras’ president in 2013 for the politician’s presidential campaign. Testifying in the Manhattan drug trial of Tony Hernández, brother of President Juan Orlando Hernández, Amilcar Alexander Ardón’s alleged that $ 1 million in bundles of $ 50,000 and $ 100,000 was put on the table during a meeting in the municipality of El Paraiso, where he was mayor, and delivered there to Tony Hernández. Juan Orlando has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged.



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'Just a second, please': El Salvador president's U.N. selfie eclipses speech

'Just a second, please': El Salvador president's U.N. selfie eclipses speechBefore starting his first address before the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, 38-year-old El Salvador President Nayib Bukele asked the audience to hold on a second, took out his phone, and snapped a selfie. “Believe me, many more people will see this selfie than will hear this speech,” Bukele quipped before delivering his address calling on the United Nations to change with the times and for world leaders to do more to connect with their countries’ youth. The former mayor of the capital, San Salvador, who took office in June, is a prolific user of social media.



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Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's office

Kremlin says man named in media reports as U.S. spy worked in Russian president's officeThe Kremlin said on Tuesday that a former Russian official identified in media reports as a CIA asset inside Russia had worked in Russia’s presidential administration, but did not have direct access to President Vladimir Putin. U.S. media reported on Monday that U.S. intelligence carried out an operation in 2017 to extract a high-level Russian official and CIA asset. Russian daily newspaper Kommersant said on Tuesday the official may have been a man called Oleg Smolenkov.



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