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Bob Mueller’s office requests wide array of documents from Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office made a sweeping document request from the Justice Department regarding the investigation as to whether President Donald Trump’s attempts to halt investigations into his administration constitute the crime of obstruction of justice, said ABC News on Sunday night.

The request reportedly includes any and all documents and emails related to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey and the decision by Attorney Gen. Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

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A source who has not seen the request but was informed about it told ABC that the directive was issued within the last month and marked the first request for documents from the Justice Department — which is the governmental body overseeing the investigation.

“Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein played key roles in Comey’s removal. And Sessions has since faced withering criticism from Trump over his recusal and Rosenstein’s subsequent appointment of Mueller,” wrote Mike Levine.

Sessions told lawmakers in October that he intends to cooperate fully with Mueller, but critics say that his multiple testimonies before Congress about the Russia investigation are full of contradictions and outright lies.

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Adam Schiff moves to implicate Pence in the Ukraine scandal as Republicans go off the rails

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In the panoply of contradictory and incoherent defenses of Donald Trump, a favorite of Republicans has been to harp on the claim that witnesses to Trump's extortion scheme against Ukraine were all "second-hand" or "third-hand." This has always been confounding, as the official summary readout of the famous phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shows Trump clearly conditioning military aid and U.S. support on Zelensky giving a public boost to Trump's conspiracy theories about former Vice President Joe Biden and other Democratic leaders. The witnesses so far have simply affirmed what the written record demonstrates amply.

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Why saying ‘OK boomer’ at work is considered age discrimination – but millennial put-downs aren’t

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The phrase “OK boomer” has become a catch-all put-down that Generation Zers and young millennials have been using to dismiss retrograde arguments made by baby boomers, the generation of Americans who are currently 55 to 73 years old.

Though it originated online and primarily is fueling memes, Twitter feuds and a flurry of commentary, it has begun migrating to real life. Earlier this month, a New Zealand lawmaker lobbed the insult at an older legislator who had dismissed her argument about climate change.

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Republicans are getting scared about Gordon Sondland’s Wednesday impeachment testimony: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland may be the most dangerous witness for President Donald Trump in the impeachment hearings so far, and that's in part because he has a lot to lose.

And according to CNN's Shimon Prokuecz, his scheduled testimony for Wednesday morning is making Republicans nervous:

Multiple GOP sources say they are most worried about what Gordon Sondland will do tomorrow - and whether he will turn on the President. The fear, Republicans say, is that he could undercut the last GOP defense. @mkraju

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