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Ambassador Sondland was updating Trump officials on progress of ‘push for investigations’ — including Mulvaney

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The Wall Street Journal obtained emails showing that ahead of President Donald Trump’s call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Ambassador Gordon Sondland was updating officials on the strive for investigations.

Chief of staff and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney was one of the main points of contact, and he replied to the email saying he would schedule the call with Zelensky.

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“I talked to Zelensky just now. He is prepared to receive Potus’ call. Will assure him that he intends to run a fully transparent investigation and will ‘turn over every stone,’” Sondland wrote in an email on July 19.

As the piece notes, Republicans have spent the last week saying that none of the witnesses being brought have first-hand knowledge of the call between Trump and Zelensky. The main problem, of course, is that the president has forbidden anyone from testifying.

Read the full report from The Wall Street Journal.


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#BoycottHallmark trends on Twitter after Hallmark Network caved to anti-LGBTQ group

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The Hallmark Channel is facing a public boycott after caving to an anti-LGBTQ group that demanded the network not show an ad showing two women marrying each other.

"The Hallmark Channel pulled four TV ads featuring brides kissing each other on Thursday after a targeted campaign by a conservative group," The New York Times reported Saturday.

"Asked to explain why the ads had been rejected, an employee of Hallmark’s parent company said the channel did not accept ads 'that are deemed controversial,' according to an email exchange shared with The New York Times. A spokesman for Hallmark said the women’s 'public displays of affection' violated the channel’s policies, but he declined to comment on why a nearly identical ad featuring a bride and groom kissing was not rejected," the newspaper reported.

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Trump blasts Fox News for daring to interview House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff

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WATCH: Newtown wins state football championship — on seven year anniversary of Sandy Hook massacre

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Seven years after the tragic Sandy Hook massacre, Newtown High School won the Connecticut state high school football championship with a walk-off touchdown.

The team won with a 36-yard touchdown.

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https://twitter.com/Jomboy_/status/1205991186210738178

WOW! Holy crap. Newtown wins the CLASSS LL title 13-7 over Darien I’m the final play Jack Street hits Riley Ward for 36-yard TD #cthsfb

Newtown’s first state title since 1992 pic.twitter.com/BfSMc0rNIy

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