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Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate
Trump impeachment trial resumes with McConnell proposing rules for debate

"This is the fair road map for our trial," McConnell said. "The eyes are on the Senate. The country is waiting to see if we can rise to the occasion."

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Security guard 'definitely saved lives' by killing shooter at Kansas City bar, police say

A Missouri security guard was lauded as a hero after shooting a gunman who killed one person and wounded 15 outside a Kansas City nightclub.

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Trump Did 'Nothing Wrong,' Lawyer Says: Impeachment Update

(Bloomberg) -- Donald Trump's impeachment trial began Tuesday, making him the third president in U.S. history to face possible removal from office by the Senate. He is charged with abusing his office and obstructing the House investigation of his actions.Here are the latest developments:McConnell Tweaks Rules on Trial Length (1:31 p.m.)A Senate Republican leadership aide said McConnell made a last-minute change to his resolution and it now will allow three days for the defense and impeachment managers to make their 24 hours of arguments, not two.Trump Trial Opens in Senate With Rule Debate (1:18 p.m.)The Senate formally opened Trump's trial, the third presidential impeachment trial in...

Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton
Senate leaders from President Bill Clinton's impeachment trial: Two sides must work together

Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott and Democratic leader Tom Daschle navigated through the 1999 Clinton impeachment trial and emerged friends.

Good news for beachgoers: Shark attacks decreased in the US and worldwide for second year
Good news for beachgoers: Shark attacks decreased in the US and worldwide for second year

For the second year in a row, shark attacks were down again in the U.S. and worldwide in 2019. Experts say it's too early to call the drop a trend.

Supreme Court refuses for now to hear appeal of decision threatening Affordable Care Act
Supreme Court refuses for now to hear appeal of decision threatening Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court ruled last month that the government cannot force most consumers to buy health insurance because a tax penalty was eliminated.

Supreme Court battle over school choice may boost religious freedom
Supreme Court battle over school choice may boost religious freedom

Kendra Espinoza gets her latest day in court Wednesday as she fights the decision to discontinue a program that helped fund tuition scholarships.

Hamas official threatens more explosive balloons into Israel
Hamas official threatens more explosive balloons into Israel
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  • 2020-01-21 18:08:56Z

Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial "understandings" meant to ease the crippling blockade on the Hamas-ruled territory, a senior official from the Islamic militant group said Tuesday. The resumption of flammable balloons and other explosive devices flown across the border broke a month of calm that has largely prevailed since Hamas suspended its weekly protests along the Israeli-Gaza frontier. The quiet is meant to bolster an informal truce between Israel and Hamas being negotiated by international mediators.

2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison
2 more inmates killed in troubled Mississippi prison

Two inmates were killed Monday night at an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks. The state Department of Corrections confirmed the deaths Tuesday but did not immediately release the names of the latest inmates killed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. Department spokeswoman Grace Simmons Fisher verified to The Associated Press that the information is accurate.

How to Invest $10 Million for Income
How to Invest $10 Million for Income

A $10 million nest egg can last you decades, especially if you make smart investments that prioritize income generation. But, with all the options available, how do you know which ones are right for you? If you want to make … Continue reading ->The post How to Invest $10 Million for Income appeared

Conor McGregor voices support for US President Donald Trump:
Conor McGregor voices support for US President Donald Trump: 'Possibly the USA GOAT'

Prompted by U.S. President Donald J. Trump's tweet on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Irish superstar Conor McGregor voiced his support for the controversial leader of the free world with a tweet of his own. "Phenomenal President. Quite possibly the USA (greatest of all time). Most certainly one

Dutch farm dad
Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits," prosecutors told a court on Tuesday. Gerrit Jan van D., 67, subjected the youngsters who were found on the farm in the village of Ruinerwold in October to "very serious physical punishment" when he thought they had been made "unclean". One child was tied up by his hands and feet as punishment, while another child was forced to spend an entire summer in a doghouse at the farm in northern Drenthe province, prosecutors said.

Northeastern College Student Deported to Iran Despite Judge
Northeastern College Student Deported to Iran Despite Judge's Order
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  • 2020-01-21 15:55:05Z

The attorneys for a 24-year-old Iranian national and Northeastern University student who inspired protests at Boston Logan International Airport over the weekend said their client was deported late Monday in spite of a federal court order.Shahab Dehghani was detained Sunday night at about 5 p.m. when he arrived to study economics at the private school on a valid F1 student visa. He was held for secondary questioning by federal agents, and more than 100 people reportedly came out to demonstrate on his behalf outside of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) area of the airport for at least three hours on Monday. Protesters chanted "let Shahab in," "do the right thing," "stop...

Lawyer: Michael Avenatti too isolated in jail to help case
Lawyer: Michael Avenatti too isolated in jail to help case
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  • 2020-01-21 15:48:36Z

Michael Avenatti is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell, making it impossible to properly prepare for an extortion trial that was supposed to start his week, his lawyer said. Attorney Scott Srebnick wrote in a letter to a federal judge late Sunday that Avenatti, the onetime lawyer

Hillary Clinton says
Hillary Clinton says 'nobody likes' Bernie Sanders
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  • 2020-01-21 15:09:45Z

Hillary Clinton says "nobody likes" her former presidential rival Bernie Sanders, even as the Vermont senator remains entrenched among the front-runners in the Democratic race, with the Iowa caucus beginning in less than two weeks. Sanders' campaign said Tuesday it didn't have a comment about Clinton's remarks.

Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
Trump foe Michael Avenatti in jail cell that held El Chapo: lawyers
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  • 2020-01-21 15:00:23Z

Michael Avenatti is living in a jail cell that reportedly once housed convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, making it impossible for the celebrity lawyer to prepare for his upcoming extortion trial, his lawyers said. In a filing late on Monday night, Avenatti's lawyers said their client is in solitary confinement under 24-hour lockdown on a floor in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Manhattan that houses people charged with terrorism offenses. While jail officials have been "professional, respectful and courteous," Avenatti's lawyers want him moved to the general population, where he can meet with them and better prepare for trial, which could start next...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal
U.S. Supreme Court declines to fast-track Obamacare appeal
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  • 2020-01-21 14:46:06Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and 20 Democratic-led states to fast-track consideration of their appeal seeking a definitive ruling that the Obamacare healthcare law does not violate the U.S. Constitution. The House and states including New York and California want the Supreme Court to hear their appeal of a Dec. 18 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the law's "individual mandate" that required people to obtain health insurance ran afoul of the Constitution. The petitions asked the Supreme Court to hear the case quickly and issue a definitive ruling by the end of June.

Tesla Created Demand for Electric Cars, But Only for Teslas
Tesla Created Demand for Electric Cars, But Only for Teslas

(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Inc.'s stock is soaring, and traditional auto manufacturers are staging glitzy presentations of new plug-in models. You'd think the electric-vehicle age was finally dawning.But so far, Tesla is the only car company looking likely to benefit in the coming years. Look at every other

World needs to prepare for
World needs to prepare for 'millions' of climate refugees: U.N.

The world needs to prepare for a surge in refugees with potentially millions of people being driven from their homes by the impact of climate change, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday. Speaking to Reuters at the World Economic Forum, Filippo Grandi said a U.N. ruling this week meant those fleeing as a result of climate change had to be treated by recipient countries as refugees, with broad implications for governments. "The ruling says if you have an immediate threat to your life due to climate change, due to the climate emergency, and if you cross the border and go to another country, you should not be sent back because you would be at risk of your life,...

California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen
California considers declaring common pain killer carcinogen

A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee. The drug is acetaminophen, known outside the U.S. as paracetamol and used to treat pain and fevers.

Guggenheim Says Market a
Guggenheim Says Market a 'Ponzi Scheme' That Must Collapse

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.Scott Minerd has a message for his fellows at Davos who are applauding rallying markets: Things aren't as good as they seem.The Guggenheim Partners investment chief likened the inflation of asset prices caused by the loose money policies of central banks to a "ponzi scheme" that eventually must collapse."We will reach a tipping point when investors will awake to the rising tide of defaults and downgrades," he wrote in a letter from the World Economic Forum meeting. "The timing is hard to predict, but this reminds me a lot of the lead-up to the 2001 and 2002 recession."Minerd's...

Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump
Warren would ask for resignation of all of Trump's political appointees
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  • 2020-01-21 14:02:14Z

Democratic U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Tuesday that if elected to the White House she would ask for the resignations of all of President Donald Trump's political appointees on her first day in office, including the 93 United States attorneys. Warren, a U.S. senator from Massachusetts who has made anti-corruption the central theme of her presidential bid, is locked in a tight race for the chance to take on Trump in the November 2020 election with less than two weeks to go before Iowa kicks off the party nominating contests. Warren is in the top tier of 12 Democrats vying for the party's nomination but trails former Vice President Joe Biden and fellow U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders...

Hillary: Bernie Sanders Is Just a Career Politician and
Hillary: Bernie Sanders Is Just a Career Politician and 'Nobody Likes Him'

Hillary Clinton has taken herself off the sidelines of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination with a brutal condemnation of Sen. Bernie Sanders, his campaign team, and his supporters.In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote the upcoming Hulu documentary, Hillary, Clinton laid into her 2016 Democratic primary rival who she has previously accused of contributing to her eventual election defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton said Sanders and his team have relentlessly attacked Democratic women, and she threw her support behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has faced abuse for claiming Sanders told her during a private meeting that a woman couldn't win the election.Clinton's...

Trump Takes Veiled Swipe at Environmental
Trump Takes Veiled Swipe at Environmental 'Alarmists' in Davos
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 12:54:20Z

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.President Donald Trump launched a veiled attack on environmental "alarmists" in a speech to business and political leaders in Davos, taking a swipe at the World Economic Forum's key focus this year.Speaking at the Swiss resort town on Tuesday, Trump invoked those who predicted an "overpopulation crisis" and the end of oil, saying: "These alarmists always demand the same thing, absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives."He also said: "This is not a time for pessimism, this is a time for optimism. Fear and doubt is not a good thought process,...

Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons
Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons 'Attempted to Pressure Me' to Drop #MeToo Documentary

Oprah Winfrey Reveals Russell Simmons 'Attempted to Pressure Me' to Drop MeToo Documentary

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Trump says 'America is thriving' at Davos, Switzerland, economic forum before impeachment trial

Before his speech at the World Economic Forum, Trump told reporters impeachment is "just a hoax" and "a witch hunt that's been going on for years."

Belarus starts importing oil from Norway after Russian halt
Belarus starts importing oil from Norway after Russian halt

Belarus started importing oil from Norway Tuesday after its main oil provider -Russia - suspended supplies earlier this month amid stalled talk on further strengthening economic ties between two countries. Belarusian state-run oil company Belneftekhim said Tuesday its subsidiary bought 80,000 tones of crude oil from Norway, which is expected to be delivered to the country's refineries via railway in the next few days. Russia stopped supplying oil to its post-Soviet neighbor after Dec. 31.

Netanyahu tries to rally global opposition to ICC case
  • World
  • 2020-01-21 12:22:01Z

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take "concrete actions" against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crimes case against Israel. The ICC's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, said last month that there was a "reasonable basis" to open a war crimes probe into Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip as well as Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank.

AP PHOTOS: Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
AP PHOTOS: Auschwitz, 75 years after its liberation
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  • 2020-01-21 11:31:47Z

On Jan. 27, 1945, the Soviet Red Army liberated the Auschwitz death camp in German-occupied Poland. The Soviet troops also found gas chambers and crematoria that the Germans had blown up before fleeing in an attempt to hide evidence of their mass killings. Today, the site of Auschwitz-Birkenau endures as the leading symbol of the terror of the Holocaust.

3 children found dead in Arizona home, police try to determine cause
3 children found dead in Arizona home, police try to determine cause

Three children, all under the age of 4, were reported dead in a Phoenix neighborhood, according to Phoenix fire officials.

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins
Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins "turned her back" on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion. Sara Gideon, speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, welcomed the endorsement from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

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Trump Seeks 'Hundreds of Billions' for U.S.: Davos Update
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  • 2020-01-21 10:00:59Z

(Bloomberg) -- Sign up here to receive the Davos Diary, a special daily newsletter that will run from Jan. 20-24.The world's rich and powerful are in Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum's 50th annual meeting, and the gathering will be closely watched to see how the global elite aims to tackle issues they helped create, above all climate change.President Donald Trump's appearance, which comes on the same day his impeachment trial starts in Washington, will be sure to generate buzz. Meanwhile, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has stepped up her criticism of governments and companies for not doing enough to tackle climate change.For in-depth coverage and analysis of Trump's...

Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump
Thunberg slams climate change inaction as Davos awaits Trump

Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday slammed global inaction on climate change in front of the world's top business leaders, as the annual Davos forum faced up to the perils of global warming while bracing for an address from US President Donald Trump. The 50th meeting of the World Economic Forum in the Swiss Alps resort got under way seeking to meet head-on the dangers to both the environment and economy from the heating of the planet. Trump, who has repeatedly expressed scepticism about climate change, is set to give the first keynote address of Davos 2020 on Tuesday morning, on the same day as his impeachment trial opens at the Senate in Washington.

Trump impeachment trial: What to expect as the Senate trial resumes
Trump impeachment trial: What to expect as the Senate trial resumes

One contentious issue will be whether to call witnesses. Democrats want to call John Bolton and others. But some GOP senators say that's unnecessary.

Dershowitz tells CNN he wasn
Dershowitz tells CNN he wasn't wrong about Clinton's impeachment but is 'far more correct' defending Trump

In 1998, when the Senate held an impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton, Alan Dershowitz argued that "if you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don't need a technical crime" to impeach. Now that he's part of President Trump's defense team, he argues that "without a crime, there can be no impeachment." Anderson Cooper asked Dershowitz about the apparent discrepancy between those views on CNN Monday night.Dershowitz said he still believes you don't need a "technical crime," just "criminal-like behavior akin to bribery and treason." He said his argument...

Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest
Historic Trump impeachment trial to begin in earnest

President Donald Trump's historic impeachment trial begins in earnest Tuesday in the Senate, with Democrats calling for his removal from office and Republicans determined to acquit him -- and quickly, if possible. Four months after the Ukraine scandal exploded and went on to overshadow the end of Trump's term, and 10 months before Americans go to the polls to decide whether to re-elect him, the 100 members of the Senate will gather at 1 PM (1800 GMT) with chief justice John Roberts presiding over the trial. The job of these lawmakers, sworn in last week as jurors, is to decide if Trump abused his office and obstructed Congress as charged in two articles of impeachment approved last...

Sending back climate refugees may violate right to life: U.N. body

Governments need to take into account the climate crisis when considering the deportation of asylum seekers, the United Nations said in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for future climate refugees. The ruling by the U.N. Human Rights Committee was given in the case of Ioane Teitiota, from the Pacific nation of Kiribati, who brought a case against New Zealand in 2016 after authorities denied his claim of asylum as a climate refugee. Teitiota migrated to New Zealand in 2007 and applied for refugee status after his visa expired in 2010.

Experts: Iran Could Be a Nuclear Armed State in Just 1 Year
Experts: Iran Could Be a Nuclear Armed State in Just 1 Year

365 days until a crisis?

Intelligence officials: New ISIS leader is one of its founding members
Intelligence officials: New ISIS leader is one of its founding members

The Islamic State's new leader is Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, one of the terrorist organization's founding members, intelligence officials told The Guardian.Last October, ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid in Syria, and officials said Salbi replaced him just hours after his death. Born to an Iraqi Turkmen family, Salbi has a background as an Islamic scholar, and came up with the ISIS religious rulings authorizing the enslavement of Iraq's Yazidi minority. Salbi met Baghdadi in 2004, when both were detained by U.S. forces at Camp Bucca in Iraq.There aren't many founding members of ISIS left, and the group doesn't have nearly as many fighters as it did...

Rep. warns not electing progressive could lead to another Trump
Rep. warns not electing progressive could lead to another Trump

Jayapal endorsed Bernie Sanders for president Sunday, a notable win for the Sanders campaign over fellow progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Mexico Murders Rise to Record in AMLO
Mexico Murders Rise to Record in AMLO's First Year in Office

(Bloomberg) -- Murders in Mexico rose to a new record in 2019, the first full year of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's presidency, posing a challenge to the popular leader to make good on a campaign promise of reducing violence.Slayings, often fueled by the nation's drug cartels, climbed to 34,582, compared with 33,743 a year earlier, according to data released by the national public security system. The 2.5% increase represents the least since homicides fell in 2014 and compared with increases of 17% to 28% in the previous three years."What's relevant is that homicides continue at an extremely high level, and the only change is the height of the wave," said Vidal Romero, a professor of...

How Trump Twisted Iran Intel to Manufacture the
How Trump Twisted Iran Intel to Manufacture the 'Four Embassies' Threat
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  • 2020-01-21 02:04:13Z

When President Donald Trump publicly claimed earlier this month that he had seen intel showing Iran's now-deceased top military leader Qassem Soleimani was plotting attacks on "four [American] embassies," senior officials in Trump's national-security apparatus shook their heads. They weren't sure exactly why the president leaned on that particular talking point, and scrambled in the following days to formulate answers to a barrage of questions from the media on exactly what the president had meant. Other officials wondered aloud whether the president had misrepresented the intelligence. "There were definitely questions [at the time, internally] about whether he had just made it up on the...

Why Congress Must Keep Investigating Trump After the Impeachment Trial
Why Congress Must Keep Investigating Trump After the Impeachment Trial
  • US
  • 2020-01-21 01:35:01Z

Uncovering the facts about Ukraine won't happen in a Senate predetermined to acquit the president.

Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan
Mexican troops repel border-storming migrant caravan

Hundreds of Central Americans from a new migrant caravan tried to storm into Mexico Monday by fording the river that divides the country from Guatemala, but National Guardsmen fired tear gas to force them back. The Central Americans, from the so-called "2020 Caravan" of around 3,500 undocumented migrants, gathered on the Guatemalan side of the Suchiate River at dawn, demanding migration authorities let them continue their journey to the United States. Scores of migrants, many with cloths tied around their faces to protect them from the gas, pelted the military police guarding the southern border with large stones, as the latter sheltered behind riot shields.

Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy it
Mothers who occupied vacant Oakland house will be allowed to buy it

Intervention of California governor helps Moms 4 Housing group score victory in fight against state's homeless crisisThe homeless mothers who took over a vacant house in Oakland, California and occupied it for almost two months will be allowed to purchase the property - a major victory in a movement working to keep such homes out of the possession of speculators.The group Moms 4 Housing entered the house on Magnolia Street on 18 November with the intent to stay. The house had sat vacant for more than two years before it was purchased in July at a foreclosure auction for $501,078 by Wedgewood Properties, a real estate investment company with a history of buying up foreclosed-upon houses...

Proposed rules for Trump
Proposed rules for Trump's Senate impeachment trial could set up a heated debate on Tuesday

The draft organizing resolution for the trial would not automatically admit evidence from the impeachment inquiry.

Schumer Criticizes McConnell
Schumer Criticizes McConnell's Impeachment Trial Rules Proposal

A copy of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R., Ky.) proposal for Senate impeachment trial procedures, obtained by reporters on Thursday, was criticized by Democrats who charge the proposal prevents them from bringing evidence and witnesses to trial.The resolution contains a proposal to vote on a motion, "whether it shall be in order to consider and debate under the impeachment rules any motion to subpoena witnesses or documents." A GOP Senate aide told CNN that the language indicated that if the Senate votes down such a motion, neither the impeachment managers nor the President's legal team, not even Senators, would be able to bring witnesses or documents to the...

McConnell proposal envisions speedy impeachment trial for Trump
McConnell proposal envisions speedy impeachment trial for Trump
  • US
  • 2020-01-20 23:38:42Z

U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Monday proposed rules that would execute a potentially quick impeachment trial for President Donald Trump, with no guarantee that witnesses or new evidence would be allowed. A resolution McConnell unveiled on Monday would give House Democratic prosecutors and Trump lawyers 48 hours, evenly split, to present their arguments over a maximum of four days. Under the resolution, which could face a vote as early as Tuesday, lawyers for Trump could move early in the proceedings to ask senators to dismiss all charges, a senior Republican leadership aide said, a motion that would likely fall short of the support needed to succeed.

Giuliani associate in campaign cash probe seeks Barr recusal

An associate of Rudy Giuliani charged with illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. political campaigns has asked Attorney General William Barr to recuse himself in the case and appoint a special prosecutor. The request is made in a letter filed Monday in the docket of the federal campaign finance violation case brought by New York prosecutors against Lev Parnas. The letter signed by defense lawyer Joseph Bondy came a day before the Senate impeachment trial against President Donald Trump was scheduled to start.

Kellyanne Conway says Martin Luther King Jr. would have opposed Donald Trump
Kellyanne Conway says Martin Luther King Jr. would have opposed Donald Trump's impeachment

Kellyanne Conway's comments to NBC News came the day before the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is expected to begin.

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