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GOP lawmakers expect Jim Jordan to turn impeachment hearings into a spectacle: ‘You want your best contributors for showtime’

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Public hearings will begin this week in the House impeachment inquiry — and President Donald Trump will be watching closely.

The president’s Republican allies plan on countering the public phase of the investigation by calling their own witnesses and turning the televised hearings into a spectacle, reported Politico.

That’s why House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) temporarily assigned Rep. Jordan (R-OH) to the House Intelligence Committee, where lawmakers expect he will help create a circus atmosphere during the hearings.

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“Jim Jordan has been on the front lines in the fight for fairness and truth,” McCarthy said in his official statement. “His addition will ensure more accountability and transparency in this sham process.”

But GOP lawmakers believe Jordan, the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, will deliver Trump’s message and serve to distract from the testimony.

“You want your best contributors for ‘showtime.’ Driving public opinion is key to many — on both sides of the aisle,” one GOP lawmaker said. “Jordan is definitely a showman.”


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Coronavirus-positive sailor found unresponsive on USS Teddy Roosevelt: report

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A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt who had previously tested positive for coronavirus was found unresponsive and admitted to intensive care, according to a report from CNN.

The Theodore Roosevelt recently made headlines thanks to a controversy that led to the resignation of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly this Tuesday. The aircraft carrier's captain, Brett Crozier, was dismissed after the leak of a memo in which he begged Navy officials to evacuate the ship to protect the health of its sailors.

As CNN points out, Modly then flew to Guam and slamming Crozier during a speech to sailors, calling him "stupid" for not expecting the memo to leak to the media and even suggesting the captain had leaked the memo himself.

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Farmers stuck with rotting produce as coronavirus scrambles supply chains: It’s ‘really weird right now’

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The coronavirus outbreak has disrupted supply chains and wasted billions of dollars of food.

Farmers from California to Florida have a surplus of highly perishable food that would normally go to restaurants, schools, stadiums, theme parks and cruise ships -- but those have been closed or restricted by social distancing guidelines, reported The Guardian.

“What’s really weird right now in the supply chain is the grocery stores seem to be pretty heavy on product, farmers are throwing away stuff, and food banks are full,” said Brent Erenwert, CEO of the Houston-based Brothers Produce. "We don’t know where the demand lies."

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Clinical trials underway for promising new COVID-19 treatment that wouldn’t face FDA hurdle

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A handful of hospitals have started clinical trials to test a new treatment for the coronavirus.

Hospitals in Boston, Alabama, Louisiana, Sweden and Austria are testing nitric oxide, a gas that relaxes blood vessels and could improve breathing, on patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.

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