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Trump's impeachment hits primetime TV - podcast

Julian Borger in Washington DC on how the US is preparing for wall-to-wall coverage of the impeachment of Donald Trump, which moves to public hearings today. Plus Peter Walker on Jo Swinson and the Liberal Democrats: is their campaign yet to take off?

The impeachment of Donald Trump enters its next phase today as the hearings go public. Television networks are clearing their schedules for wall-to-wall coverage of the first impeachment process to play out in the age of 24-hour news and social media.

DC braces for Erdoğan’s visit 18 months after bodyguards assaulted protesters

His bodyguards ran riot in the city as they punched and pushed Kurdish protesters and attacked American security officers

Police in Washington DC, the US state department and the Secret Service are girding themselves for the return of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Wednesday, 18 months after the Turkish president’s bodyguards ran riot in the city, assaulting protesters and American security officers.

Roger Stone wanted to 'debrief' Kushner on hacked emails, Trump campaign aide says

Roger Stone wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to “debrief” the president’s son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said in court on Tuesday.

Trump adviser Stephen Miller injected white nationalist agenda into Breitbart, investigation reveals

Emails to former Breitbart writer show Miller focused on inserting white nationalist talking points to shape 2016 election coverage

Senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller shaped the 2016 election coverage of the hard right-wing website Breitbart with material drawn from prominent white nationalists, Islamophobes, and far-right websites, according to a new investigative report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

Donald Trump plans to make foreign aid conditional on religious freedom

President wants to apportion aid based on how countries treat religious minorities

White House officials are reportedly drafting plans to make US foreign aid conditional on how countries treat their religious minorities, in an effort that is seen as a sop to Christian evangelicals in Donald Trump’s base.

Maya Rockeymore Cummings, widow of Elijah, to announce run for Congress

  • Democrat resigns party chair to run for husband’s district
  • Cummings, 48, will have double mastectomy on Friday

The widow of Elijah Cummings has resigned as Maryland’s Democratic party chair to run for her late husband’s congressional seat.

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