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Donald Trump Jr and Erik Prince, an adviser to the Trump campaign in 2016, made statements to Congress that have since been contradicted by public reports. Several more Trump allies testified to Congress on the Russia inquiry on a wide range of subjects. All deny wrongdoing.Adam Schiff, the House intelligence committee’s incoming Democratic chair, has said he will share transcripts from the panel’s Russia inquiry with Mueller for consideration of further criminal charges. Schiff said Republicans have so far declined to assist the special counsel.“We believe other witnesses were untruthful before our committee,” Schiff told reporters on Thursday, while urging its outgoing Republican leaders to accelerate the sharing of transcripts with Mueller for witnesses who appeared to have lied.

Source: Donald Trump Jr may face legal peril after Cohen admits lying to Congress | US news | The Guardian

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A federal ethics agency is telling civil servants to avoid workplace talk about impeachment and #resistance for the next 705 days — until the day after Election Day 2020.The memo from the Office of Special Counsel also warns federal employees not to engage in “strong criticism or praise of a presidential administration’s policies and actions.” The only presidential administration right now is President Trump’s. The document was circulated to ethics officials across the government this week.

Source: Ethics Agency Warns Federal Workers Not To Discuss Impeachment Or ‘Resistance’ : NPR

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia probe soon after the November midterm elections as he faces intensifying pressure to produce more indictments or shut down his investigation, according to two U.S. officials.Specifically, Mueller is close to rendering judgment on two of the most explosive aspects of his inquiry: whether there were clear incidents of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and whether the president took any actions that constitute obstruction of justice, according to one of the officials, who asked not to be identified speaking about the investigation.

Source: Mueller Ready to Deliver Key Findings in His Trump Probe, Sources Say – Bloomberg

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Younger doctors aren’t necessarily opposed to single-payer health care, and some fully support it. That could change the way doctors flex their muscle on one of the most contentious issues in American politics, Kaiser Health News and Vice report from an American Medical Association conference.Why it matters: The AMA has long fought government intervention in health care. It opposed the creation of Medicare, as well as the Affordable Care Act, and has formally opposed single-payer for years. But a group of young doctors recently pressured the organization into at least studying the issue again.

Source: Younger doctors are more open to single payer health care – Axios

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued more than three dozen permits for hunters to bring back lion trophy parts from Zimbabwe and Zambia between 2016-2018, according to copies of the permits obtained by a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.The documents were obtained by Friends of Animals and reported by Huffington Post on Thursday. Thirty-three hunters received a total of 38 lion trophy permits, according to the animal advocacy nonprofit.More than half of those hunters donated to Republican lawmakers or have ties to hunting advocacy group Safari Club International, Friends of Animals said.”The permits show that the current administration, not only has loosened restrictions on lion hunting, but is rewarding supporters,” the nonprofit said in a press release.

Source: Trump Admin. Quietly Awards Dozens of Lion Trophy Permits to Hunters, GOP Donors

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Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been destroyed—yes, again—after being smashed with a pickaxe overnight.

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This made my day yesterday 🙂

Groups of women dressed as characters from "The Handmaid’s Tale" greeted Vice President Mike Pence Monday during his visit to Philadelphia.

Protesters wearing red dresses and white caps carried signs reading "Free press, fake president" and "Freedom of religion is freedom from religion."

They protested Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy and its perceived anti-choice U.S. Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh.

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