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Sondland testimony targets Trump, Pompeo and confirms deal with Ukraine

Nov 20 2019 — — Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland is pointing the finger at President Donald Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former national security adviser John Bolton in explosive public testimony on Wednesday in which he says explicitly there was a “quid quo pro” linking a White House visit for Ukraine’s president to investigations into Trump’s […]

Roger Stone, confidant of Trump and WikiLeaks connection, found guilty on all seven counts

Nov 15 2019 — — Republican operative Roger Stone was found guilty on Friday of all seven counts against him, including witness tampering and making false statements. Prosecutors portrayed Stone, 67, as a serial liar who tried to bully witnesses into not cooperating with authorities. They charged him with making false statements, obstruction and witness tampering in a case tjat […]

Sondland changes testimony, acknowledges delivering quid pro quo message to Ukraine

Nov 5 2019 — — U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland told House impeachment investigators this week he now remembers telling a top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy that Ukraine would not receive military assistance until it committed to launching investigations into the 2016 election and former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a person with knowledge […]

Trump loses appeal in New York tax case, must hand over returns

Nov 4 2019 — — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns must be turned over to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who had subpoenaed the documents from Trump’s accounting firm as part of an investigation into the pre-election payoffs to two women who alleged affairs with Trump. Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said he would […]

Leak in Keystone pipeline spills 9,000 barrels of oil in North Dakota

Nov 1 2019 — — More than 9,000 barrels of oil are estimated to have spilled from a leak in the Keystone Pipeline in northeastern North Dakota, the company said. It’s the second significant spill in two years in the pipeline that runs from Canada’s tar sands region and through seven U.S. states. Crews shut down the pipeline after the […]

Trump impeachment: House passes resolution on inquiry rules, public hearings

Oct 31 2019 — — The fast-moving impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, stemming from the president’s dealings with Ukraine, involves numerous hearings, depositions and subpoenas of present and former top administration officials and other figures — and more than a few presidential tweets. Follow us here for all of the latest breaking news and analysis from NBC News’ political […]

Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, who appeared in ‘Friday,’ dies at 77

Oct 30 2019 — — Actor and comedian John Witherspoon, a notable figure in the “Friday” franchise and voice actor in the animated series “The Boondocks,” died at his home Los Angeles Tuesday at the age of 77, his family said. Manager Alex Goodman confirmed the news. “It is with deepest sorrow that we can confirm our beloved husband and […]

Officials cringe as Trump spills sensitive details of al-Baghdadi raid

Oct 28 2019 — — President Donald Trump painted a vivid picture for the world of the deadly U.S. military raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a raid that only a small number of people witnessed in real time. A “beautiful” and “talented” dog got injured. A robot had been on standby to aid in the hunt for al-Baghdadi […]

MSNBC names four renowned female journalists as moderators for November debate

Oct 23 2019 — — The fifth Democratic presidential primary debate in Georgia will have four moderators, MSNBC announced on Wednesday — and all of them are women. Moderating the Nov. 20 event, which is being co-hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post, will be Rachel Maddow, host of “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC; Andrea Mitchell, host of “Andrea […]

Romney confirms he’s behind anonymous ‘Pierre Delecto’ Twitter account

Oct 21 2019 — — Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, confirmed late Sunday that he is behind an anonymous Twitter account under the pseudonym “Pierre Delecto” that he’s used to be a “lurker” on social media for most of the past decade. The account was first revealed by Slate’s Ashley Feinberg, who was also responsible in 2017 for revealing former FBI […]

‘Maude’ co-star, character actor Bill Macy dies at 97

Oct 18 2019 — — Bill Macy, the character actor whose hangdog expression was a perfect match for his role as the long-suffering foil to Bea Arthur’s unyielding feminist on the daring 1970s sitcom “Maude,” has died. He was 97. Macy died Thursday night in Los Angeles, his friend Matt Beckoff said Friday. Further details weren’t immediately available from Beckoff […]