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Every House Republican present opposes measure but resolution passes 232-196, clearing way for public hearings – follow all the latest liveSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 7.23pm GMT Federal prosecutors in New York are reportedly hesitant about the possibility of charging Rudy Giuliani, the president’s personal lawyer, for violating foreign lobbying laws.CNN reports: New York federal prosecutors examining Rudy Giuliani’s Ukranian business dealings are mindful of both the approaching 2020 presidential election and of the difficulty of prosecuting foreign lobbying violations as they move forward in their investigation, according to people familiar with the matter.
These people say charges against President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer aren’t certain or imminent, but that Giuliani has come into prosecutors’ crosshairs as a central focus during the months-long inquiry.A stunning trajectory in two TIME covers, 18 years apart.

December 2001: TIME Person of the Year, “Tower of Strength,” “Mayor of the World”

October 2019: “My Rudy,” whose actions as Donald Trump’s attack dog-in-chief may lead to the historic impeachment of a president pic.twitter.com/MqTtLaBmCy 7.04pm GMT Joe Biden has issued a statement on the House’s passage of the impeachment resolution, expressing support for lawmakers performing their “constitutional duty.”Congress must do its duty to ensure that Donald Trump’s assault on the Constitution does not seep beyond his presidency, with a lasting and devastating impact on our democracy. pic.twitter.com/6zBWnwEpxI Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-10-31 19:30:47

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