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Vindman's Lawyer Asks Fox News to Retract Espionage Allegation

8 min ago - Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman is hitting back at the smear campaign against him. A lawyer for Colonel Vindman, the National Security Council’s Ukraine expert, sent a warning letter to Fox News on Wednesday seeking a retraction or correction of an Oc ... (New York Times)

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Perry says Sondland impeachment testimony misrepresented his interactions

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Rudy Deletes Tweet Contradicting Sondland Testimony On Ukraine Pressure Campaign

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Prince Andrew steps away from public duties over Epstein ties

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Mike Pompeo planning to resign because Trump 'hurting his reputation', report claims

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Ambassador to say quid pro quo came from Giuliani at Trump's 'express direction'

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Israel heads toward unprecedented 3rd election within a year

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Sondland will testify that there was a quid pro quo

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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine E. Pugh charged with wire fraud, tax evasion

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Trump Regularly 'Can't Remember What He's Said Or Been Told,' White House Insider Says

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Sondland Kept Pompeo Informed on Ukraine Pressure Campaign

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Pompeo Looking for a Smooth Exit From Trump Administration Amid Impeachment Scandal: Report

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Trump calls latest impeachment hearings 'a great day for Republicans'

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Ukrainian gas executive cooperating in US probe of Giuliani

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Joshua Johnson's Move To MSNBC

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Chick-fil-A backtracks, won't pledge to end donations to anti-LGBT charities

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Navy Wants to Eject From SEALs a Sailor Cleared by Trump, Officials Say

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Ex-envoy testifies he was 'surprised' by additional attempts to get Ukraine President to announce Bi

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Vindman blows up Jim Jordan's smear of his service by reading glowing performance review

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Pentagon: President Trump's order to withdraw troops from Syria allows ISIS to rebuild

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