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Trump impeachment inquiry latest: This week on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019: Graham, Durbin

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Judiciary Committee makes impeachment a reality After nearly a month of hearings and contentious debate, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee moved to approve articles impeachment of President Trump, moving the impeachment process into full gear. The votes Friday fell along party lines, passing 23 to 17. “Today is a solemn...
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Trump impeachment inquiry latest: This week on “Face the Nation,” December 15, 2019: Graham, Durbin

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Judiciary Committee makes impeachment a reality After nearly a month of hearings and contentious debate, the Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee moved to approve articles impeachment of President Trump, moving the impeachment process into full gear. The votes Friday fell along party lines, passing 23 to 17. “Today is a solemn...
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Republican senators seek interviews on coordination between DNC, Ukrainian officials

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The Republican chairmen of three Senate committees are seeking records from and interviews with a former Democratic National Committee (DNC) consultant, Alexandra Chalupa, who sought damaging information about Trump campaign operatives, and with a former Ukrainian official who communicated with her. Republicans have promoted the theory that Ukraine interfered in...
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Joe Biden Ukraine House Impeachment inquiry: Lindsey Graham changes his tune on Biden, urges State document release

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South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham appears to be changing his tune on his longtime friend former Vice President Joe Biden as he pushes ahead with his own probe of Biden’s dealings with Ukraine. In a new letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the Senate Judiciary chair requested documents related...
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FBI probing if Jeffrey Epstein’s death was the result of a ‘criminal enterprise,’ prisons chief says

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At the time Jeffrey Epstein died, the former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton was awaiting trial on child sex trafficking charges. Source link: Click here for more
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Trump wants to make a deal with Exxon or others to tap Syrian oil: ‘We should be able to take some’

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“What I intend to do, perhaps, is make a deal with an ExxonMobil or one of our great companies to go in there and do it properly…and spread out the wealth,” Trump said. Source link: Click here for more
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Turkey-Syria news: U.S. troops protecting oil fields from ISIS to get reinforcements

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A Pentagon official said Thursday that the U.S. is planning to send additional troops into northeastern Syria to protect oil fields from ISIS. The announcement comes as Russia, which has gained new power in the region, ordered all U.S. troops out of the country and called the remaining American troops...
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Trump lynching tweet: President Trump compares impeachment inquiry to a “lynching”; Senators react, Lindsey Graham supports

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President Trump frequently uses the terms “witch hunt” and “coup” to describe investigations into his campaign and administration, but the president selected a much stronger word to describe the current impeachment inquiry he’s now facing. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump compared the impeachment inquiry to a “lynching,” a term often associated...
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Trump in Syria: Top Republican senators slam Trump’s Syria strategy

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After Vice President Mike Pence brokered a five-day ceasefire with Turkey on Thursday, President Trump hailed the agreement as a milestone in the region. But some top Senate Republicans appeared less convinced, expressing concerns with both the ceasefire and the president’s overall Syria strategy.  “The ‘ceasefire’ is far from a...
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Lindsey Graham on Turkey: Watch live stream as Lindsey Graham speaks on Turkey sanctions bill today – live updates

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Senator Lindsey Graham, one of the leading critics of President Trump’s drawdown of U.S. troops from Syria, is speaking Thursday afternoon about a bill to sanction Turkey, which has now invaded northern Syria and threatens the U.S. Kurdish allies who were instrumental in fighting ISIS. Graham, like many Republicans, sees...
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Trump halts trade negotiations with Turkey, raises its steel tariffs to 50%

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The retaliatory measures followed Trump’s controversial move to order the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Syria’s northern border. Source link: Click here for more
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Sanctions on Turkey: Nancy Pelosi says she and Lindsey Graham agree on resolution to block Trump on Syria today in Tweet

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she and GOP Senator Lindsey Graham have agreed Congress needs a resolution to “overturn” President Trump’s decision to hastily pull troops from northern Syria, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell released a statement saying he’s “gravely concerned” by what’s happening in Syria “and by our...
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Senators Lindsey Graham and Chris Van Hollen introduce plan for sanctions against Turkey

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Turkey launches airstrikes in northern Syria Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen introduced an outline to impose sanctions on Turkey for unilaterally invading northeastern Syria on Wednesday, after President Trump tacitly gave a green light to Turkey by drawing back American troops at key posts. Graham,...
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Lindsey Graham criticizes Syria troop withdrawal; Republicans call Trump’s decision to pull-back U.S. troops from Syria “betrayal” of allies

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Some of President Trump’s strongest supporters in the Republican Party, including South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, are condemning his decision to remove U.S. forces from outposts in northeast Syria in order to clear the way for a Turkish incursion. Graham even threatened U.S. action against Turkey if it invades Syria...
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GOP defenses for Trump’s Ukraine call quickly collapse under scrutiny

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President Donald Trump looks on during a bilateral meeting with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly in New York, September 24, 2019. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters The Republican defenses for President Trump’s conduct on Ukraine simply don’t hold up. At first...

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