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Rick Perry confirms Trump's Ukraine policy passed through Giuliani, recounts a wild call with Rudy

Rick Perry confirms Trump's Ukraine policy passed through Giuliani, recounts a wild call with RudyEnergy Secretary Rick Perry led the U.S. delegation to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's inauguration in May. In a subsequent May 23 meeting in the White House, President Trump said he wouldn't agree to meet Zelensky until the Ukrainians "straightened up their act," Perry told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, adding that he later understood Trump to be referring to concerns about his 2016 presidential campaign. In order to resolve those concerns, Perry said, Trump told him to "visit with Rudy," meaning Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.Perry says he agreed to call Giuliani in the hopes it would ease the way for Trump to meet with Zelensky. "And as I recall the conversation, he said, 'Look, the president is really concerned that there are people in Ukraine that tried to beat him during this presidential election,'" Perry told the Journal. "Rudy didn't say they gotta do X, Y, and Z," he added. "He just said, 'You want to know why he ain't comfortable about letting this guy come in? Here's the reason.'"Those reasons, Perry recalled, involved three conspiracy theories: That Ukraine was responsible for former British spy Christopher Steele's dossier on Trump; that Ukraine had Hillary Clinton's email server; and that Ukrainian's "dreamed up" evidence that led to Paul Manafort's conviction and imprisonment.Trump's former homeland security adviser, Thomas Bossert, said last month he was "deeply frustrated" that Giuliani had poisoned Trump's mind with those "completely debunked" conspiracy theories. Perry had a more detached response. "I don't know whether that was crap or what," he said, "but I'm just saying there were three things that he said. That's the reason the president doesn't trust these guys."Trump finally called Zelensky on July 25, and their conversation — specifically Trump's request that Zelensky investigate Joe Biden and his son — led to a whistleblower complaint and a House impeachment inquiry. In that inquiry, several diplomats have expressed concerns about Giuliani's shadow diplomacy in Ukraine on behalf of Trump and possibly other clients. Federal prosecutors in New York are also reportedly investigating Giuliani's Ukraine business dealings. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.



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Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises’

Mayor in Mexico tied to a truck and dragged through streets for ‘failing to fulfill campaign promises’Angry farmers in Mexico abducted the mayor of their village and dragged him through the streets after claiming he went back on key campaign promises.Police intervened to free Jorge Luis Escandón Hernández, who suffered no major injuries after the ordeal.



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California man arrested after leading police on 2-hour chase through corn maze

California man arrested after leading police on 2-hour chase through corn mazeA California man was caught and arrested by police Saturday morning, but not before he managed to elude them for two hours while hiding inside a corn maze.



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A car crashed through a Sears in Woodfield Mall outside Chicago and kept driving, injuring at least 2 shoppers

A car crashed through a Sears in Woodfield Mall outside Chicago and kept driving, injuring at least 2 shoppersA black SUV appears to have driven through a Sears into the Woodfield Mall outside Chicago, with police stating at least 2 people were injured.



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'Found my emails': Hillary Clinton flips through her emails at an Italian art exhibit

'Found my emails': Hillary Clinton flips through her emails at an Italian art exhibitThe former Democratic presidential candidate flipped through thousands of her emails at the art exhibit in Venice, Italy. Afterward, Clinton told an Italian media outlet: "And anyone can go in and look at them — there's nothing there."



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Trump administration leaves menstruating migrant girls ‘bleeding through’ underwear at detention centres, lawsuit claims

Trump administration leaves menstruating migrant girls ‘bleeding through’ underwear at detention centres, lawsuit claimsMigrant girls being held by the Trump administration are being given only very limited access to items as basic as sanitary pads and tampons, according to a lawsuit that claims to put fresh light on the “appalling” conditions being endured by youngsters.Earlier this year, it was revealed children being held in facilities in Texas operated by immigration authorities, were being detained in circumstances United Nations (UN) human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said appalled her. Children were denied access to showers, adequate food or bedding, allegedly in breach of a 20-year ruling.



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Boris Johnson asks Queen Elizabeth to suspend Parliament to force through Brexit

Boris Johnson asks Queen Elizabeth to suspend Parliament to force through BrexitQueen Elizabeth II was asked by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to suspend Parliament to force through Britain's departure from the European Union.



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A nurse was sentenced to 12 years in prison for paying $12,000 in bitcoin to have her former lover's wife killed through a website that ended up being a scam

A nurse was sentenced to 12 years in prison for paying $  12,000 in bitcoin to have her former lover's wife killed through a website that ended up being a scamCops were tipped off to Tina Jones' plan thanks to journalists reporting on a story about the dark web for CBS News' "48 Hours."



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Brick thrown through windshield of Illinois State Police car in Morgan Park

Brick thrown through windshield of Illinois State Police car in Morgan ParkA brick crashed through the rear windshield of an Illinois State Police squad car Monday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood, Chicago police said.



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'Clearly wrong' to think he could get through to Trump on climate change, says Gore

'Clearly wrong' to think he could get through to Trump on climate change, says GoreABC News Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl sits down with former Vice President Al Gore to talk climate change, the 2020 field and President Donald Trump.



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