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Elizabeth Warren states her case for impeaching Trump to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow interviewed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) only hours after she became the first 2020 candidate to call for the House to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

Maddow read out loud four of Warren’s tweets explaining her decision.

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“So you are the first Democratic presidential candidate calling for the start of impeachment proceedings, other Democrats have been saying it’s not worth the political cost, not worth the civic cost or arguing it’s just too soon,” Maddow noted. “What made you decide to take this step today?”

“Well, I read the report,” Warren replied.

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“I was on an airplane yesterday and started reading it and I read it way into the night last night and I got to the end and realized, this is about a point of principle,” she explained. “The report is absolutely clear, that a foreign government attacked our electoral system to help Donald Trump, he welcomed that help and then when it was investigated by our own federal authorities, Donald Trump took multiple steps to try to obstruct justice.”

“This isn’t about politics, this isn’t even specifically about Donald Trump himself,” she argued. “It is about what a president of the United States should be able to do and what the role of Congress is in saying, no, a president does not get to come in and stop an investigation about a foreign power that attacked this country or an investigation about his own wrongdoing.”

“Equal justice under law, no one is above the law and that includes the president of the United States,” the former law professor explained. “It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to follow through on that.”

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FLASHBACK: Jeffrey Epstein accuser revealed there are tapes of famous men with underage girls

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A 2015 report is resurfacing on Raw Story as the Jeffrey Epstein trial begins and Washington and New York men fear being outed.

It appears that a series of QAnon Facebook groups and pro-Trump groups were the ones responsible for posting the story.

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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting

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ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.

Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.

Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.

In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".

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For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task

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Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.

While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.

"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.

Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.

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