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Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

The Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings. From the start, the probe has been driven by Attorney General William Barr’s suspicions —…MORE

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Fact check: Cutting through the misinformation on Syria, Turkey and the Kurds

Since the White House announced the withdrawal of American forces from northern Syria on October 6, President Donald Trump’s attempts to control the narrative have been rife with misinformation and political spin. He insinuated the Kurds would be fine without continued US support because the US had already given them “massive” amounts of money and…MORE

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

McConnell slams Trump administration for Syria withdrawal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday strongly condemned the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, calling it a “grave strategic mistake” in a blistering op-ed. McConnell’s public criticism of the Trump administration is rare, but he has been vocally opposed to the President’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

The body of Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol next week, the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. A formal memorial service for the Maryland Democrat is scheduled for Thursday morning, also in Statuary Hall, for all members of Congress, Cummings’ family and…MORE

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

In a letter to the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry, Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison wrote Friday that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” Read the letter below: cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-democrats-letter/index.htmlMORE

More refugee flights to the US are being canceled

More refugee flights to the US are being canceled

Flights for refugees who have been approved to come to the United States continue to be canceled, in some cases for the second time, CNN has learned. Last month, CNN reported that travel for refugees who were told they could come to the US was postponed, due to a moratorium on travel that extended through…MORE

Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’s now for impeaching Trump

Former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he’s now for impeaching Trump

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Donald Trump should be impeached, a major switch for a former Republican presidential candidate who had previously said there was not enough evidence to impeach the President. Kasich, who’s a CNN senior political commentator, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera Friday the “final straw” for him was White House acting…MORE

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