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Heather Vogell / ProPublica:
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies  —  The president's businesses made themselves appear more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials.  One expert calls the differing numbers “versions of fraud.”  —  Stay up to date with email updates …
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Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Which Trump Will Take the Fall for Years of Tax Fraud?  —  Junior and Eric, it's time to prove your loyalty.  —  Last February, not long before he reported to prison, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen testified that his boss had regularly inflated his personal assets when it served his purposes to do so …
Timothy L. O'Brien / Bloomberg:
Dodgy Bookkeeping Is a Trump Family Tradition
CNN:
Federal investigation of Rudy Giuliani includes counterintelligence probe  —  (CNN)For months, investigators looking into Rudy Giuliani's business dealings in Ukraine have dug into everything from possible financial entanglements with alleged corrupt Ukrainian figures to counterintelligence concerns raised …
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ABC News:
4th defendant in federal case involving Rudy Giuliani associates arrested
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
NBC News:
Ukrainian Oligarch Firtash linked to Giuliani pals' gas deals and Biden dirt digging
Discussion: MSNBC and TIME
Joe Valiquette / NBC New York:
FBI Arrests Fourth Man at JFK Airport in Probe of Rudy Giuliani Associates
Discussion: Washington Post
Washington Post:
Trump tries to distance himself from chaos in Syria as tensions with lawmakers in both parties escalate  —  President Trump on Wednesday attempted to distance himself from the escalating chaos in northern Syria following his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the region and lashed …
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Catie Edmondson / New York Times:
Bipartisan House Majority Condemns Trump for Syria Withdrawal  —  Republicans and Democrats delivered a rebuke to the president over his decision to pull back American troops, an order many viewed as acquiescing to Turkey's incursion against a United States ally.
David M. Drucker / Washington Examiner:
'Sanctions aren't going to do any good': Senate GOP blasts Trump's Turkey strategy
Discussion: Raw Story
Vincent Wood / The Independent:
Turkey ‘effectively holding 50 US nuclear bombs hostage’ at air base amid Syria invasion
Discussion: East Bay Times
David Gauthier-Villars / Wall Street Journal:
Turkey Rejects U.S. Call for Immediate Cease-Fire in Syria
Discussion: Just Security, Axios and Foreign Policy
New York Times:
Ex-Aide Saw Gordon Sondland as a Potential National Security Risk  —  A former top White House adviser viewed Mr. Sondland, a Trump donor and the ambassador to the European Union, as a risk because he was so unprepared for his job.  —  WASHINGTON — A former top White House foreign policy …
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Washington Post:
Amid impeachment probe, Gordon Sondland is overseeing a renovation of his residence that has cost $1 million in taxpayer money  —  BRUSSELS — Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union and a central figure in the House impeachment inquiry of President Trump …
Discussion: Vanity Fair
NBC News:
House Democrats ask U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine to appear for questioning
Barbie Latza Nadeau / The Daily Beast:
Grieving Parents ‘Ambushed’ by Trump, Who Had Teen's Killer Waiting at White House  —  The president had hoped to surprise the parents of dead British teen Harry Dunn with a meeting with the woman who killed him—all in front of the media.  —  Correspondent-At-Large
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Michael Holden / Reuters:
U.S. security chief ‘heaped pain’ on grieving parents of UK teen: lawyer  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's national security adviser heaped pain and grief on the parents of a British teenager killed in a car crash by trying to hold a meeting at the White House between them and a U.S. diplomat's wife …
Jennifer Hassan / Washington Post:
Trump stuns Harry Dunn's parents, says woman in crash that killed their son is nearby and able to meet
Laurel Wamsley / NPR:   Family ‘Ambushed’ By Trump Suggestion To Meet With Woman Who Caused Fatal Crash
Burgess Everett / Politico:
McConnell eyes quick impeachment trial in Senate  —  Senate Republicans are preparing for a speedy impeachment trial that concludes before the end of the year.  —  Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Senate Republicans on Wednesday that he expects Speaker Nancy Pelosi to approve articles …
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Zachary Basu / Axios:
Democrats say Trump had a “meltdown” and insulted Pelosi in Syria meeting  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday that they walked out of a meeting with President Trump …
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Joe Biden Goes Off: Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders Are ‘Trying to Con the American People’ Like Trump  —  Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden went off on Elizabeth Warren's “ridiculous” healthcare plan, and accused the Massachusetts senator …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
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Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:   Dear Centrist Democrats: There Are No Moderate Republicans to Work With
Washington Post:
Pompeo adviser to decry politicization of State Dept. in impeachment probe testimony  —  Michael McKinley, the former senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo until his sudden resignation last week, will tell House impeachment investigators Wednesday that career diplomats …
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Sam Stein / The Daily Beast:
Joe Biden, Bleeding Cash, Spent Nearly $1 Million on Private Jets  —  Per the ex-veep's FEC data, roughly one out of every 16 dollars raised by the campaign has been spent on such aviation.  —  Joe Biden's presidential campaign is bleeding cash.  And a big reason why appears to be an antiquated …
Bloomberg:
Trump-Erdogan Call Led to Lengthy Quest to Avoid Halkbank Trial  — Barr, working with Mnuchin, sought a deferred prosecution deal  — Prosecutors filed charges when Trump sought to punish Erdogan  —  President Donald Trump assigned his attorney general and Treasury secretary to deal …
Justin McCarthy / Gallup:
Congress Approval, Support for Impeaching Trump Both Up  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives work through an impeachment inquiry regarding alleged abuses of office by President Donald Trump, approval of Congress is now at 25%.
Jonathan Turley / The Hill:
Why more questions remain after Hunter Biden's interview  —  “Say it nicer.”  No words better sum up the news coverage of Hunter Biden.  That instruction given from him to ABC News reporter Amy Robach came after she noted that he was “in and out of rehab” several times for dependency on drugs ranging from cocaine to crack.
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Brian Schwartz / CNBC:   Joe Biden's drop in cash puts pressure on campaign and donors as they seek more sources of financial support
Tufayel Ahmed / Newsweek:
Trump Teen Rape Allegation Resurfaces, Ronan Farrow Claims National Enquirer Tried to Protect Him in New Book  —  Amid behind-the-scenes details of his explosive reporting on Harvey Weinstein's alleged sexual misconduct, Ronan Farrow's new book Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy …
Discussion: Raw Story
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Schiff pressed Volker to say Ukraine felt pressure from Trump  —  In a secret interview, Rep. Adam Schiff, leader of the House Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, pressed former U.S. special representative to Ukraine Kurt Volker to testify that Ukrainian officials felt pressured …
Donald J. Trump / The White House:
S.J. Res. 54 Veto Message  —  TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES:  —  I am returning herewith without my approval S.J. Res. 54, a joint resolution that would terminate the national emergency I declared in Proclamation 9844 of February 15, 2019, pursuant to the National Emergencies Act …
Discussion: The Daily Caller
Anna Orso / Inquirer.com:
Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly.  One person showed up  —  The bell in the Independence Hall tower rung at 9 a.m., and Mark Sanford took a deep breath.  He grabbed a giant check for “one trillion dollars,” stood next to a tiny wooden podium …
 
 
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Alex Griswold / Washington Free Beacon:
Elizabeth Warren Scrubs DNA Test Video From Twitter
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Daniel Lippman / Politico:
The lawyer at the center of the Ukraine vortex
CNN:
Frustration on Syria mounts from Republicans during ‘heated’ Esper meeting
Discussion: The Hill and Mercury News
ICE:
ICE detainee passes away in Louisiana
Discussion: Daily Kos
Sky Palma / Raw Story:
Lindsey Graham to Pat Robertson: 'I'll become Trump's worst nightmare' if he doesn't stop slaughter of Kurds
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HuffPost:
Matthew Shepard's Parents Slam AG Barr For Supporting Trans Discrimination
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Kate Briquelet / The Daily Beast:
Alan Dershowitz Gets Rival Lawyer Booted From Epstein Victim's Case
Discussion: NBC News and Raw Story
 Earlier Items: 
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Conservative group tags Romney as anti-Trump, pro-impeachment in ad
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Trump appears to confirm U.S. nukes are in Turkey, an admission that would break with longstanding protocol
Discussion: New York Times and The Atlantic
Justin Wingerter / Denver Post:
Trump picks Colorado Springs author of Illuminati books for education board
Discussion: Raw Story, The Hill and Chalkbeat
Dareh Gregorian / NBC News:
Cuomo signs law aimed at weakening Trump's pardon power, closes ‘double jeopardy’ loophole
Discussion: Axios and The Hill
David Shulkin / TIME:
I Ran the VA Under President Trump Until He Fired Me. …