volker,-morrison-testimony-completely-vindicate-trump,-destroy-democratic-case-for-impeachment

Former State Department Special Envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker offered testimony before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that completely exonerated President Donald Trump in the Democrats’ partisan impeachment inquiry. Volker, who resigned from his post at the end of September, told lawmakers there was no bribe, no extortion, and no quid pro quo involved with…

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vindman-exaggerated-his-resume-in-prepared-congressional-statement

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman was caught exaggerating his resume and his role in the White House to congressional lawmakers in Tuesday’s round of public hearings during the Democrats’ partisan impeachment proceedings. Vindman previously claimed in his opening statement to be the “principal advisor to the National Security Advisor and the president on Ukraine and the…

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the-impeachment-‘partial-transcript’-lie-just-got-blown-out-of-the-water

In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, both Jennifer Williams, an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman stated that the transcript of the July 25 phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zolodymyr Zelensky was substantively accurate. In direct response to a question as to whether the…

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vindman-was-asked-three-times-to-be-defense-minister-of-ukraine

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman testified before the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday that the Ukrainians approached the American national security official about serving the European nation as the defense minister a total of three times. When questioned by the Republican’s Intelligence Committee counsel, Vindman said it was when he went to Ukraine earlier this year for…

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vindman-just-admitted-to-leaking-to-the-anti-trump-whistleblower

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman admitted to the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday to leaking information to the anti-Trump whistleblower at the center of the Democrats’ partisan impeachment proceedings. “Lietenant Colonel Vindman, did you discuss the July 25 phone call with anyone outside the White House on July 25 or the 26 and if so, with whom?”…

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dow-falters-as-trump-threats-negate-stellar-us-housing-market-data

A major slide in Home Depot and China-reliant stocks pushed the Dow Jones lower on Tuesday. Donald Trump’s tariff talk is mostly falling on deaf ears as hedge funds load up on risk ahead of an anticipated trade deal. US housing market data is strong, but economists don’t believe home prices alone can save a…

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nyt-editor-tells-staff-paper-will-not-openly-support-sanders-or-warren

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet said he has warned junior staff that the paper will not openly back Sens. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) or Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) due to concerns about appearing too political. “They probably want a more political New York Times than I’m willing to give them,” Baquet told the…

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joe-biden’s-former-ukraine-adviser-at-center-of-house-impeachment-inquiry

A former State Department official who advised Joe Biden on Ukrainian affairs played a key role in raising concerns about President Donald Trump’s efforts to pressure Ukrainian officials to investigate both the former VP and his son, Hunter. Amos Hochstein is a former State Department official who served as an adviser to Biden from 2011…

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trump-administration-backs-away-from-ban-on-flavored-e-cigarette-products

Two months after President Donald Trump declared in the Oval Office that the White House would be moving forward with a broad ban on flavored e-cigarette products, the administration is now backing away from the effort. Since the announcement, the White House had been gearing up to formalize a ban on all flavored vaping products…

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dow-cautious-after-pelosi-baits-impeachment-hook-for-a-reckless-trump

A quiet Monday for the Dow belied some risk off-moves in the index. Donald Trump’s meeting with Jerome Powell went off without a hitch. Nancy Pelosi’s offer for the president to testify in the impeachment hearings could create some serious volatility in the Dow Jones. The Dow Jones clung to record levels on Monday, as…

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