Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman says that he expressed concerns to NSC lead counsel John Eisenberg about a phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zalinskiy.
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Sweden on Tuesday dropped its investigation into an alleged rape by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is currently in prison in Britain, because too much time has elapsed since the accusation was made over nine years ago.
Assange, who is battling an extradition attempt by the U.S. so he can face spying charges related to his WikiLeaks work, has always denied the allegations made against him during a visit to Stockholm in August 2010.
"Nine years have gone," Swedish prosecutor Eve-Marie Persson said. "Time is a player in this. The oral evidence has weakened as time has passed."
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A man filed a lawsuit in federal court against Miami-based fast food giant Burger King over a claim that the meatless Impossible Whopper he ordered was cooked on the same grill as meat products.
CNBC and Reuters report the class action lawsuit filed Monday in the Southern District of Florida says the plaintiff, Phillip Williams, ordered the sandwich this past August at a location in Atlanta. Williams says he paid a “premium price” for the sandwich, which advertisements say has no beef in it at all.
Williams, who is a vegan, says he suffered monetary damage in the amount he paid for the sandwich and claims he wouldn’t have made the purchase has he known the cooking method. Several other consumers have made similar complaints online.
Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., offers up his opening statement during morning impeachment hearings on Nov. 19, 2019.
We knew this had to happen, but that doesn't mean there aren't a lot of feelings.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo — and all of D.C., basically — will bid farewell to its 4-year-old giant panda, Bei Bei, ahead of his big move to China.
On Tuesday morning, the popular young panda will board a special FedEx flight at Dulles International Airport for a nonstop flight to Chengdu, China.
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The Taliban on Tuesday freed an American and an Australian held hostage since 2016 in exchange for three top Taliban figures — a move that the insurgent group asserted could help rekindle talks to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war.
The hostages — American Kevin King and Australian Timothy Weeks — were released in an area of southern Afghanistan heavily controlled by the Taliban, ending more than three years of captivity since they were abducted outside the American University in Kabul, where both had been professors.
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Two correctional officers responsible for guarding Jeffrey Epstein when he took his own life have been charged in connection with the federal investigation into the financier's death, a senior law enforcement official tells News 4.
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As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
Three veteran lawmakers, including Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York, the acting chairwoman, are seeking to replace the late Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who died last month.
Reps. Stephen Lynch of Massachusetts and Gerry Connolly of Virginia also are seeking the post.
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South Dakota sparked online guffaws Monday by rolling out an anti-drug campaign featuring people saying, “Meth, I’m on it,” and the governor said the backlash proves the effort to raise awareness is working.
The nearly $1.4 million campaign aimed at tackling the state’s methamphetamine epidemic includes $449,000 paid to the Minneapolis-based ad agency that created the tagline. A press release for the campaign said it uses “impactful, even shocking” images of South Dakotans to try to communicate that meth should be tackled by everyone.
The images featured the words, “Meth. I’m on it.” over photos of people in cowboy hats, in a coffee shop or on a football field.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman reads portions of his performance review after Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned Vindman about his reputation within the National Security Council.
The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won’t be easily forgotten.
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Holmes told Trump impeachment investigators, “someone calling the President from a mobile phone at a restaurant, and then having a conversation of this level of candor, colorful language. There’s just so much about the call that was so remarkable that I remember it vividly.”
The House of Representatives’ top lawyer told a federal appeals court Monday that the House is investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller, and the attorney urged the judges to order the release of still-secret material from Mueller’s investigation.
Two of the three judges who heard arguments at the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — Judith Rogers, a Clinton appointee, and Thomas Griffith, an appointee of George W. Bush — seemed prepared to order at least some of the material sought by the House to be turned over.
A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way.
Add it all up, and President Donald Trump’s unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center raised suspicions about his health, despite White House officials’ insistence that the president was merely getting a head start on his annual physical.
A University of Miami professor who co-wrote a book about organized crime has been arrested on federal charges alleging he laundered corruption proceeds from Venezuela, authorities said.
Professor Bruce Bagley is accused of opening several bank accounts that laundered hundreds of thousands of dollars from accounts located in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. U.S. Department of Justice officials said the funds came from a bribery and corruption scheme that "stole from Venezuelan citizens."
Between November 2017 and October 2018, officials believe Bagley received approximately $2.5 million from overseas accounts.
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman corrects Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., after he mistakenly called the lieutenant colonel “mister” during morning impeachment hearings on Nov. 19, 2019.