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Rudy Giuliani was not just working for Trump — he also said he worked for Pence: State Department testimony

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One of the strangest moments of the testimony of State Department official David Holmes, as laid out in the transcript released by the House Intelligence Committee on Monday, was when Holmes told Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) that President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani claimed to be working as an adviser to Vice President Mike Pence.

“Was Rudy Giuliani representing his client as a private attorney?” asked Zeldin.

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“I have never spoken with him, sir. So, I mean, you could ask him,” said Holmes, but he added, “At one point he, Mr. Bakanov, told me that, you know, someone named Giuliani said he was an adviser to the Vice President.”

“Are we referring to Vice President Pence, President Trump, or someone else?” asked Zeldin.

“That’s what he said,” said Holmes. “I don’t know what he meant by that. But that’s what he said. And so they — they seem to think that he was a significant person in terms of managing their relationship with the United States.”

The revelation is likely to bring increased scrutiny on Pence, who already has a significant known role in the Ukraine scandal. He delivered messages from Trump to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelsnsky, and one of his aides testified that what was being asked of Zelensky was “inappropriate.”

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‘You don’t get to dictate terms’: Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment

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President Donald Trump broke with his Republican defenders, who say impeachment is moving too fast, and demanded a quick resolution to the constitutional process.

House Democrats moved the impeachment process from the Intelligence Committee to the Judiciary Committee after nearly two weeks of testimony, and Trump called for a speedy end to the matter.

"The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House," Trump tweeted. "They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy."

"Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business," he added. "We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to 'Clean the Swamp,' and that’s what I am doing!"

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InfoWars made up lies about Islamic community to help Alex Jones generate more traffic: former writer

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On Thursday, The New York Times reported that Josh Owens, a former staffer at the fringe conspiracy theory site InfoWars, admitted that his team knowingly promoted fake stories about Islamberg, a rural religious community founded by mostly Black Muslims from New York City on the border between New York and Pennsylvania.

According to Owens, InfoWars initially conducted interviews with people near the community, hoping that they would tell horror stories about a group of militants hellbent on enslaving America under Sharia law. Instead, locals described the people of Islamberg as "kind, generous neighbors." This wasn't a story Alex Jones would have been able to sell to his far-right conspiracy theorist audience — so, Owens said, his team decided to just lie.

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Rudy Giuliani and Ukrainian lawmaker met this week to discuss Joe Biden conspiracy theories

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A Ukrainian lawmaker says he met in recent days with Rudy Giuliani to discuss a conspiracy theory involving Joe Biden.

Andriy Derkach, a member of Ukraine's parliament, said Thursday in a Facebook post that he met with President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to discuss the creation of an interparliamentary group to fight corruption and investigate the alleged misuse of U.S. taxpayer money by Ukraine's government, reported Reuters.

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