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5 reasons why Democrats are wary of trying to impeach Donald Trump

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

Some Democrats who will take the House majority in January are willing to say that President Donald Trump may have committed impeachable offenses.

WATCH: Biden still not ruling out 2020 run, says Democrats should not try to impeach Trump if they win House. “I think it’ll help the president get re-elected,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on the possibility Democrats would move for impeachment. “This business of presidential harassment may or may not be quite the winner they think it is.”

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Source: CBS News

Transcript: Sen. Marco Rubio on "Face the Nation," December 9, 2018

Monday 14:30 GMT

The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida airing Sunday, December 9, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: Good morning and welcome to "Face the Nation."

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO: Well, I don't think it'll impact negatively in any way our ability to work with the White House or to get things done. What will his departure mean in terms of being able to work with the White House and get things done?

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Source: CBS News

Rubio can't say whether he supports Trump picks for U.N., attorney general

Monday 14:30 GMT

Sen. Marco Rubio needs more information about President Trump's picks for attorney general and U.N. ambassador before deciding whether to support their nominations, he said on "Face the Nation" Sunday.

Rubio said he wants to meet with both nominees and review their qualifications before saying whether he will vote to confirm them. Barr has made some comments critical of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and Nauert was a Fox News host with no government experience when she joined the State Department.

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Source: The Guradian

Trump 'at center of massive fraud against Americans', top Democrat says

Monday 15:24 GMT

New court filings show Donald Trump was “at the center of a massive fraud” against the American people, the incoming chair of the House judiciary committee said on Sunday.

“What these indictments and filings show is that the president was at the center of a massive fraud – several massive frauds against the American people,” Nadler said on CNN’s “State of the Union”. Federal prosecutors said in court filings on Friday that Trump directed his then-lawyer, Michael Cohen, to commit two felonies: payments made to women who said they had sex with Trump in return for their silence, in an effort to influence the 2016 election.

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Source: The Guradian

Environmental fines are 'ideological', says Brazil's new environment minister

Tuesday 17:17 GMT

Brazil’s new environment minister believes that global warming is “secondary”, that many environmental fines are “ideological” and has been accused of altering plans for an environmentally protected area in order to favour businesses.

Ricardo Salles, the former environment secretary for São Paulo state, was recommended for his new role by business and agribusiness groups and announced as minister in a tweet on Sunday by the far-right president-elect, Jair Bolsonaro.

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Source: The Guradian

US imposes sanctions on three top North Korean officials

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

The United States has imposed sanctions on three North Korean officials, including a top aide to Kim Jong-un, in an abrupt shift from Donald Trump’s efforts to woo the regime.

“The United States has consistently condemned the North Korean regime for its flagrant and egregious abuses of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and this administration will continue to take action against human rights abusers around the globe,” the treasury secretary, Steven Mnuchin, said in a statement announcing the sanctions.

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Source: CBS News

Thune says drawing conclusions about Trump from Cohen case amounts to "mostly speculation"

Monday 17:15 GMT

Drawing conclusions about President Trump's involvement in a scheme to make illegal payments to women based on federal prosecutors' claims in the case against Michael Cohen amounts to little more than "speculation," Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota told "Face the Nation" Sunday.

Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday said Cohen was acting at Mr. Trump's direction when Cohen illegally paid off two women who claimed they had affairs with Mr. Trump.

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Source: The Guradian

Rubio slams White House on Khashoggi after report Kushner counselled prince

Monday 19:59 GMT

A day after it was reported that Jared Kushner had counselled Mohammed bin Salman over the fallout from the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Republican senator rebuked the Trump White House when he said: “We don’t need direct evidence that [the Saudi crown prince] ordered the code red on this thing.”

Citing “American officials and a Saudi briefed on their conversations”, the Times said Kushner and Prince Mohammed have “continued to chat informally”. Citing the unnamed Saudi source, the paper said, “Kushner has offered the crown prince advice about how to weather the storm, urging him to resolve his conflicts around the region and avoid further embarrassments”.

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Source: Fox News

Graham: Saudis would 'be 'speaking Farsi in about a week' without US support against Iran

Monday 19:59 GMT

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News on Sunday that Saudi Arabia's military "can't fight out of a paper bag" when confronted with Mideast challenges including Iran, and insisted that the U.S. has the necessary leverage to punish the Saudi leadership for its apparent role in the murder of dissident writer Jamal Khashoggi. “Let me put it this way -- I want to be very blunt with you," Graham told host Maria Bartiromo on "Sunday Morning Futures."

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Source: CBS News

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: The 60 Minutes Interview

Monday 23:40 GMT

Elon Musk:  Well, it's important to emphasize that there's been an aggressive campaign by the UAW to absolutely attack Tesla with a load of nonsense in-- in order to try to unionize the company.

If somebody comes and makes a better electric car than Tesla and it's so much better than ours that we can't sell our cars, and we go bankrupt, I still think that's a good thing for the world.

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Source: The Guradian

If Democrats want seek truth they must investigate ExxonMobil

Monday 16:20 GMT

If Pelosi and House Democrats are sincere about restoring integrity to Congress, uncovering threats to democracy and seeking the truth, they should also investigate a corporation that has done long-term and probably irrevocable damage to our politics and planet: ExxonMobil.

For the sake of all of us, House Democrats have a duty to use the authority of that and other committees to investigate Exxon.

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Source: Reuters

Commentary: Mueller just brought Trump closer to prosecution

Tuesday 16:21 GMT

Mueller now has proven that Cohen, along with former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn, broke the law by lying to the FBI and Congress about their contacts with Russians and people with ties to Russian intelligence.

Specifically, they detailed how Trump’s lawyer and self-described fixer Michael Cohen bought the silence of two women who said they had sexual liaisons with Trump – and did so in order to help Trump win the presidency – with the president’s full knowledge.

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Source: CBS News

Transcript: Sen. John Thune on "Face the Nation," December 9, 2018

Monday 16:20 GMT

The following is a transcript of the interview with Republican Sen. John Thune of South Dakota that aired Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, on "Face the Nation."

THUNE: --that, you know, making sure that we defend our borders is a priority for the American people, it should be a priority for the Congress.

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Source: Fox News

GOP Rep on Trump Jr.-Ocasio-Cortez Twitter Feud: 'Social Media Is Making Us All Stupid'

Tuesday 20:02 GMT

And the "Outnumbered" co-hosts on Monday weighed in on the social media spat between Donald Trump Jr. and congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Judge Nap on Seriousness of Cohen Case: Trump, Giuliani 'Mock the Gov't at Their Peril'. Taxpayers Should Be 'Insulted': Homan Blasts NJ for New Rules Limiting ICE Cooperation. Boothe on New WH Chief of Staff: Media Tries to Destroy Anyone Who Enters 'Trump Orbit'. Send me email updates from Fox News.

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Source: The Guradian

'Change can't wait': progressive Democrats seek to make their mark

Monday 10:50 GMT

One thing is certain, says House Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) chair Mark Pocan: “This isn’t your mother and father’s progressive caucus.”

With their brief absence from the biennial conference, a staid affair hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School, the progressive warriors of the House’s new majority sent a clear message. “I was not sent to Washington to play nice,” Massachusetts congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley told the crowd outside.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte