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12:50 AM ET, November 16, 2019

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Orlando Sentinel:
DeSantis, indicted Ukrainian-American Parnas met at least 6 times, governor's office says
Bess Levin / Vanity Fair:
Is Rudy Giuliani Totally Screwed?
Discussion: Bloomberg, CNN and Washington Post
Emily Tillett / CBS News:
Nancy Pelosi says Trump's attacks on witnesses “very significant” to impeachment probe  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that President Trump's ongoing attacks on witnesses in the impeachment probe — including his tweets about former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch Friday …
Discussion: The Hill and Mediaite
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Mike DeBonis / Washington Post:
Elise Stefanik emerges in impeachment hearings as key Trump defender — and GOP celebrity  —  On the House floor, Rep. Elise Stefanik has built the record of a Republican maverick: She's one of the few GOP lawmakers to vote against the party's sweeping 2017 tax bill, back equal rights …
John Bresnahan / Politico:
‘Witness intimidation in real-time’: Democrats see more evidence of Trump obstruction  —  House Democrats are calling Donald Trump's decision to attack Marie Yovanovitch mid-hearing on Friday a blatant example of witness intimidation, further building the case to charge the president …
Abigail Tracy / Vanity Fair:
“THIS IS THE WAY GANGSTERS OPERATE”: A HERO IS BORN AS YOVANOVITCH GIVES VOICE TO WIDESPREAD RAGE AT STATE  —  The diplomatic rank and file believe Mike Pompeo has allowed Trump to pollute the State Department with politics.  Marie Yovanovitch made their case.
Susan B. Glasser / New Yorker:   In Trump's Jaded Capital, Marie Yovanovitch's Uncynical Outrage
Jonathan Allen / NBC News:
The devastating day Trump's presidency came into sharp focus — in Congress, the White House and court
Discussion: New York Times and Daily Kos
Haley Byrd / CNN:   New York GOP congresswoman in the spotlight at impeachment hearings
Dan Lamothe / Washington Post:
Trump issues pardons in war-crimes cases, despite Pentagon opposition to the move  —  President Trump intervened in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing at least two pardons that will prevent the Pentagon from pursuing future charges against the individuals involved …
Discussion: Townhall, Mediaite and Balloon Juice
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Dave Philipps / New York Times:
Trump Clears Three Service Members in War Crimes Cases  —  The moves signaled that as commander in chief, Mr. Trump intends to use his power as the ultimate arbiter of military justice.  —  President Trump cleared three members of the armed services on Friday who have been accused or convicted …
Discussion: Axios, NPR, Common Dreams and The Stranger
The White House:
Statement from the Press Secretary
Discussion: TheBlaze
ABC News:
Trump issues pardons for service members accused of war crimes
Discussion: Politico and The Hill
Washington Post:   Trump intervenes in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations, issuing pardons
Lisa Lerer / New York Times:
Obama Says Average American Doesn't Want to ‘Tear Down System’  —  Former President Barack Obama, in an address to liberal donors, warned candidates not to go too far left and sought to calm those who were concerned about the state of the Democratic primary.
Discussion: The Hill and Political Wire
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Gabriel Debenedetti / New York Magazine:
Obama Tells His Party's Elites to Relax  —  For eleven-and-a-half months now, Barack Obama has gone out of his way to avoid commenting on 2020's presidential primary.  He doesn't sit for interviews where he might be asked about it, he won't mention candidates' names, and even in private …
Sean Sullivan / Washington Post:
Obama tells Democratic candidates to ease off talk of revolution
Discussion: Associated Press
Henry J. Gomez / BuzzFeed News:   Pete Buttigieg's Work At McKinsey Is A Secret
CNN:
Witness overheard US ambassador tell Trump that Ukraine would investigate Biden  —  (CNN)A US ambassador told President Donald Trump that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “loves your ass” and that Ukraine was going to move forward with the investigation Trump had asked Zelensky for a day earlier …
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Nicholas Fandos / New York Times:
Embassy Official Confirms Trump Asked About Ukraine Investigation  —  The official in Kiev also said that he was told President Trump cared more about the investigations than about Ukraine.  —  WASHINGTON — An official from the United States Embassy in Kiev confirmed to House impeachment investigators …
Washington Post:
Trump's Doral resort was a last-minute addition in search for G-7 site, newly released email shows  —  Secret Service agents had identified four U.S. sites as finalists for next year's Group of Seven summit — but then they were told to add a new finalist: President Trump's Doral resort …
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Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel / CREW:
Secret Service Records Contradict Trump's Claim on Doral G-7
New York Post:
Marie Yovanovitch admits Obama admin prepped her on Hunter Biden  —  The Obama administration was so concerned about Hunter Biden's job on a Ukraine energy giant's board of directors that it prepped Marie Yovanovitch about the issue before her 2016 Senate confirmation.
Discussion: Fox News and Redstate
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YouTube:
“I'M ABOUT TO GAVEL YOU DOWN”: Schiff warns Jordan during impeachment hearing
Discussion: Fox News
Tristan Justice / The Federalist:   Marie Yovanovitch Admits There Was No Crime, No Bribery From Trump On Ukraine
Michael Calderone / Politico:
Jackie Speier erupts at reporter for The Hill  —  Angered by the testimony of ousted ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, California Rep. Jackie Speier upbraided a reporter for The Hill and ripped the outlet's publication of columns by John Solomon, the conservative journalist whose work is at the center …
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Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
Trump ignored aides' advice to raise corruption in first Zelensky call, source says  —  White House national security advisers suggested President Donald Trump raise the broad issue of corruption in his first call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on April 21, but Trump chose not to …
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Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
Transcript Shows WH Made Up Details of Trump's Zelensky Call
Discussion: Politico and Gothamist
Christopher Miller / BuzzFeed News:
I Got A Text From A Russian Wanted By The FBI About Trump's Impeachment Inquiry  —  “DC does not give a shit about Ukraine.  It is a tool in their political fight.  An object.  A dildo with which Dems and GOP fuck each other,” Konstantin Kilimnik told BuzzFeed News.
U.S. Department of Justice:
Attorney General William P. Barr Delivers the 19th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture at the Federalist Society's 2019 National Lawyers Convention  —  Good Evening.  Thank you all for being here.  And thank you to Gene [Meyer] for your kind introduction.
 
 
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Chris Kahn / Reuters:
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Discussion: The Daily Caller
Ben White / Politico:
Why markets don't care about impeachment
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Hamed Aleaziz / BuzzFeed News:
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New York Times:
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Washington Post:
Trump appeals to Supreme Court again, this time to block House committee's subpoena seeking his financial records
Discussion: NPR and Axios
Christopher Cadelago / Politico:
‘No discipline. No plan. No strategy.’: Kamala Harris campaign in meltdown
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Why Fox News has gone wobbly on anti-Semitism
New York Times:
Roger Stone Is Convicted of Impeding Investigators in a Bid to Protect Trump