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WASHINGTON - A U.S. diplomat told congressional investigators this week that he raised concerns about Hunter Biden’s position with a Ukrainian energy company in 2015, only to be turned away by an aide to then-Vice President Joe Biden, a person familiar with the testimony said Friday.

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George Kent, deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, arrives to testify as part of the Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington, Oct. 15, 2019.

DALLAS, TEXAS - U.S. President Donald Trump was in Texas Thursday, where he held a campaign rally in the city of Dallas to drum up support in a state that until recently could be counted on to vote Republican.

In front of an enthusiastic crowd, Trump boasted about the U.S. brokered cease-fire deal reached with Turkey, whereby Ankara agreed to temporarily suspend its military operation in Syria to allow Kurdish forces to retreat from a designated safe zone.

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U.S. President Donald Trump rallies with supporters in Dallas, Texas, Oct. 17, 2019.

WHITE HOUSE - Congressional Democratic Party lawmakers abruptly left a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday concerning the crisis along the Turkish-Syrian border. 

The president called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California a "third-grade politician," according to those who attended. 

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters alongside Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer outside of the West Wing of the White House after a meeting with President Donald Trump, Oct. 16, 2019, in Washington.

BALTIMORE - Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the powerful chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

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FILE - Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, Aug. 7, 2019.

President Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday said he was “disappointed” in former National Security Adviser John Bolton, after reports emerged that he had called Giuliani a “hand grenade” over his Ukraine investigations -- and told a top aide to alert a lawyer in the National Security Council.

“I am disappointed in John,” Giuliani said in a statement to Fox News. “I’m not sure he realizes I received all this evidence as part of my representation of the president. It was all part of the evidence, and suppression of evidence, involving Ukrainian collusion and the origin of some of the false information against the president.”

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"Hill said Bolton had previously called Giuliani a “hand grenade who’s going to blow everyone up.”"

So Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., now admits he should've been “much more clear” about how he unleashed the impeachment circus.

Note: When a politician says they should be much more clear, they mean, “I wish you hadn’t caught me lying to your face.”

Otherwise, it's like Hunter Biden saying that even though he “did nothing wrong,” he's not going to do it anymore.

Hunter says he's no longer going to work for China -- because we found out he was working for China.

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Former President Barack Obama has been hiding from questions about former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter and Hunter's work for a gas company in UkrainePresident Trump insisted Saturday night.

"I think he knows all about it," Trump said of Obama during an exclusive interview on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine."

Trump once against defended his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which has served as the catalyst for an impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats, notably House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.

"If you take a look at it, Adam Schiff made up a phony, fraudulent statement," Trump told host Jeanine Pirro, referring to Schiff's self-described "parody" account of the phone call during a hearing last month. "My phone call was a perfect call -- congenial, friendly, no pressure, no blackmail, as he [Zelensky] said."

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"I think he knows all about it," Trump said of Obama during an exclusive interview on Fox News' "Justice with Judge Jeanine." - Photo credit of Alex Wong/Getty Images

WASHINGTON - Two associates of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, have been arrested on federal charges of making hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal contributions to Republican campaigns, including a pro-Trump super political action committee (PAC).

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Lev Parnas, left, and Igor Fruman are shown in booking photos courtesy of the Alexandria Sheriff's Office in Virginia and released Oct. 10, 2019.

House Freedom Caucus members demanded Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi oust Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat and intelligence committee chairman, from leading the impeachment investigation.

In a letter, 19 Caucus members, including new Chairman Andy Biggs, said Mr. Schiff cannot be trusted to lead the investigation because of his interactions with the person who filed a whistleblower complaint before the complaint over President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president was filed.

His interactions with the whistleblower make him a potential fact witness and his actions thus far have demonstrated that he is not qualified for this serious responsibility,” they wrote.

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The deputy manager of Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign slammed The New York Times on Wednesday in a letter to the newspaper’s executive editor -- blasting the paper's coverage of the former vice president’s involvement in Ukraine.

The letter, written by Kate Bedingfield to Dean Baquet, criticizes the paper for “giving top billing" to "Clinton Cash" author Peter Schweizer in a Wednesday op-ed titled, “What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal – That’s the Problem," CNN reported.

In his article, Schweizer asserts Biden was "self-dealing" in Ukraine while vice president.

"Congress can and should conduct an inquiry to determine whether anything illegal occurred," Schweizer writes.

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 FILE - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden walks with his sons Beau (L) and Hunter (2nd R) and his wife Jill down Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade in Washington, Jan. 20, 2009 - VOA