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Indicted Giuliani henchman hands over material ‘relevant to impeachment inquiry’ to Adam Schiff

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According to an attorney for the indicted Ukrainian-Floridian business associate of Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas has handed over text messages, WhatsApp messages, and photos to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Law & Crime reports.

Joseph Bondy made the announcement on Twitter along with a photo of his client sharing a thumbs-up moment with President Trump.

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“After our trip to DC, we worked through the night providing a trove of Lev Parnas’ WhatsApp messages, text messages & images—not under protective order—to #HPSCI, detailing interactions with a number of individuals relevant to the impeachment inquiry,” he wrote, adding, “#LetLevSpeak #LevRemembers.”

According to Bondy, it’s important for congressional investigators to have the information so they can “corroborate the strength of Mr. Parnas’s potential testimony.”

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The biggest political party in America you’ve never heard of

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If I asked you to name the biggest political party in the United States, what would be your answer? You probably have two guesses that come to mind: the Democratic party or the Republican party.Well, it’s neither.

It’s the party of Non-Voters.

Let’s look at the last presidential election: 100 million Americans who were eligible to vote in 2016 DID NOT vote. That’s a bigger number than the number who voted either for Donald Trump or for Hillary Clinton. In Michigan, for example, where the contest came down to roughly 10,000 votes, it’s plausible to say that non-voters were the ones who decided the election.

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CNN’s Avlon mocks Republicans after their victory lap talking points were ‘shredded’ by Bolton’s book

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On Monday, CNN fact-checker John Avlon noted that former National Security Adviser John Bolton's book has blown up the talking points Republicans in Congress were using to paint the arguments in the Senate trial as a victory for President Donald Trump.

"After the defense team's arguments opened on Saturday, Republicans greeted cameras with talking points at the ready," said Avlon, playing clips of Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) both saying that White House lawyers "shredded" the case made by impeachment managers, as well as displaying a tweet from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that also used the word "shredded."

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‘Draconian’ travel curbs needed to halt spread of virus: scientists

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Governments need to implement "draconian" travel curbs to stop a mystery coronavirus in China becoming a global epidemic, a team of experts mapping the outbreak said Monday.

Scientists at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) presented a briefing warning that the spread of the deadly SARS-like virus that first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan was accelerating.

"We have to be prepared that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic," said Gabriel Leung, head of the team.

"Substantial, draconian measures limiting population mobility should be taken sooner, rather than later."

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