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Giuliani and the Impeachment Inquiry

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, is now at the center of the impeachment inquiry.


CNN reports that two of Giuliani's Ukraine contacts were arrested on charges of violating campaign finance laws, and now Giuliani could become a suspect. Lev Pernas and Igor Fruman, who are powerful Republican donors, allegedly introduced Giuliani to Ukrainian officials who pushed unfounded theories about corruption involving former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter.


It's unclear if Giuliani participated. If the men are offered a chance to exchange information for a lighter sentence, it could mean bad news for Giuliani.


According to CNN, Trump said he doesn't know Pernas and Fruman. House Democrats subpoenaed Energy Secretary Rick Perry for documents related to the administrations contact with Ukraine.


In addition to all of this, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's senior adviser resigned yesterday.


Turkey's Unrest

Turkey's interior minister says 121 people have been detained for social media posts critical of Turkey's military offensive into Kurdish-held northeastern Syria. Nearly 200 people were investigated for posts characterizing Turkey as an "invading" force and "insulting" the operation - called Peace Spring - which is in its third day.


At least seven civilians have been killed in strikes in northeastern Syria since the assault began Wednesday, according to activists and a war monitor.

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