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Trump says Second Amendment is ‘under very serious attack’ in Virginia ahead of gun-rights rally

President Trump on Friday declared the Second Amendment is “under very serious attack” in Virginia amid a contentious gun debate in the commonwealth and a controversial gun-rights rally in Richmond on Monday.

Trump signals he’d seek to block impeachment trial testimony from Bolton, others in exclusive interview

President Trump indicated in an exclusive Fox News interview Friday with Laura Ingraham that he would use executive privilege to block former national security John Bolton and other administration officials from testifying in his Senate impeachment trial if necessary.

Pelosi says House will vote Thursday on War Powers Resolution to limit Trump’s actions with Iran

Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced plans for the House to vote Thursday on a War Powers Resolution that aims to limit President Trump’s military action toward Iran, saying Democrats have “serious, urgent concerns about the administration’s decision to engage in hostilities against Iran and about its lack of strategy moving forward.”

House approves $1.4 trillion spending bill, avoiding government shutdown

The Democratic-controlled House on Tuesday approved a $1.4 trillion federal spending bill to avoid a government shutdown that includes funding for President Trump’s border wall, strips ObamaCare taxes, raises the minimum age for buying tobacco products and gives Democrats increases for a variety of other domestic programs.

Bill Clinton weighs in on Trump impeachment: Congress ‘doing their job’

Former President Bill Clinton, the only living American president to have gone through the same process, weighed in Tuesday on House Democrats’ bid to impeach President Trump — saying lawmakers are doing “what they believe is right.”

Comey claims vindication after Horowitz FISA report: ‘So it was all lies’

Former FBI director James Comey on Monday seized on the FISA report findings to claim vindication over the bureau’s handling of the Trump-Russia probe in 2016, saying criticism of the probe “was all lies” — even though the inspector general also faulted the FBI’s handling of surveillance warrants in the report.

US Attorney Durham objects to IG findings on Russia probe origins in stunning statement

The U.S. attorney who is conducting a wide-ranging investigation of the origins of the Trump-Russia probe released a rare statement Monday saying he disagrees with conclusions of the so-called FISA report — after DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz found in that review that the probe’s launch largely complied with DOJ and FBI policies.

Pompeo: US has trove of evidence showing Iran abuse of protesters

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday the State Department has amassed more than 20,000 pieces of digital evidence showing the Iranian regime’s abuses of street protesters — days after calling on Iranians to send videos, photos and information documenting the regime’s recent crackdown on demonstrators.

White House wants its lawyers to cross-examine, call witnesses if impeachment goes to House Judiciary Committee

The White House wants its lawyers to be able to cross-examine and call witnesses if the House Judiciary Committee takes up articles of impeachment against President Trump, a senior administration official said Friday.

Sondland denies ‘rogue diplomacy’ in Ukraine talks, acknowledges ‘potential quid pro quo’ with aid holdup

European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland – one of the most highly anticipated witnesses in the Democrat-led impeachment inquiry against President Trump – disputed the notion Wednesday that he was involved in “rogue diplomacy” with Ukraine but acknowledged a “potential quid pro quo” involving military aid to the country and investigations desired by the president.

Ex-Ukraine envoy Volker says he didn’t realize Burisma probe was ‘tantamount’ to investigating Biden

A former U.S. envoy to Ukraine testified at the second round of Tuesday’s impeachment hearings that he didn’t initially realize the connection between a President Trump-sought investigation of “Burisma” and the Bidens, as he appeared to distance himself from any efforts to investigate the latter in conversations over the summer. 

Lindsey Graham tears into Erdogan in tense White House meeting

South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham ripped into Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a tense Oval Office meeting Wednesday over the country’s invasion of Syria and attacks on America’s Kurdish allies, according to aides and the senator himself.