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Kentucky Republican mayor charged with hitting a 15-year-old girl with his car — and fleeing the scene

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A Republican mayor in Kentucky has been charged after he allegedly hit a 15-year-old cyclist and kept driving without seeing if she was alright.

Eastern Kentucky’s WYMT reported that Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler claims he was not intoxicated when he hit the teenager after he was cited in Pulaski District Court on charges of leaving the scene of an accident and failure to render aid or assistance.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that witnesses at the scene of the accident claimed Girdler had a red light when he hit the teen girl, who was crossing the street on her bike alongside two other cyclists. The same witnesses said they saw the mayor’s vehicle — a Chevrolet Tahoe with official plates — stop “abruptly” just before making contact with the girl’s hip and the rear of the bike.

According to the citation against the mayor, witnesses said the car “sat for a few seconds and then left.”

Trooper Matthew Parmley told the Herald-Leader that Girdler was “hanging around” the scene of the accident after the fact, and the report noted that the mayor admitted to running the red light, but claims he was unaware of hitting anyone.

“Everyone exited and I left not knowing anything had occurred,” the mayor told WYMT. “There was no indication there was any injury or accident.”

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Melody Bradshaw, the mother of the girl Girdler allegedly hit, said she was shocked when she learned his identity.

“I couldn’t believe it was the mayor that didn’t stop and even see about the kid,” she told WYMT.

Girlder is up for re-election this fall.

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Israel’s Netanyahu just christened a building named after Trump — that doesn’t even exist

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spent his Father’s Day dedicating a new Trump Tower-type building that hasn't been built in a town that doesn't exist.

Standing in front of a large sign saying "Trump Heights," Netanyahu, who is being forced back into another election, announced the building before planning even began, Axios reported.

A great day on the Golan. PM Netanyahu and I had the honor to dedicate “Trump Heights” — first time Israel has dedicated a village in honor of a sitting president since Harry Truman (1949). Happy Birthday Mr. President!! @POTUS pic.twitter.com/fdYWzokFLK

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This graphic explains why Speaker Pelosi is resistant to impeachment

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has told her caucus that they can do investigations into the president without impeachment. The difference, however, is that there are fewer legal benefits available to Congress in their oversight role than in impeachment.

Theoretically, it should enable Democrats to do the research they need, but the White House is taking the bold step to defy the oversight the Constitution outlines. The only option open to the Democrats has been to go to court with their case outlining how the White House is breaking the law. Thus far, they've won two lawsuits about their investigations, and they will likely gain more.

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Trump says if GOP paid for Steele dossier ‘there’d be hell to pay’ — Republicans paid for half of it

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President Donald Trump tweeted out once again that he doesn't know the difference between a man hired to do opposition research and an entire country intruding on an election to sway the result.

In a Sunday Twitter rant, Trump proclaimed that if Republicans had done something like that, "there'd be hell to pay."

......If Republicans ever did that to the Democrats, there would be all hell to pay. It would be a scandal like no other!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2019

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