Kayla's Morning Kickstart: Climate, impeachment and elections
United States to pull away from climate crisis talks
President Trump announced in 2017 that he would pull back from the international effort to solve the climate crisis, and he's following through. The US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Climate change will not be on the agenda at the G7 summit in the US this year either.
More details will come out from statements relating to the House impeachment inquiry. Transcripts from former special envoy for Ukraine Kurt Volker and US Ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondlond, are set to come out today. The White House told four of its officials not to show up for depositions scheduled yesterday despite calls from House investigators.
Democrats are closely watching the wide field of candidates to see who will be their presidential candidate. The front-runners are Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Pete Buttigieg and Kamala Harris follow behind. Other candidates include Andrew Yang, Amy Klobuchar, Cory Booker, Tulsi Gabbard, Julian Castro and Tom Steyer. A few candidates have dropped out in recent days, included Beto O'Rourke.
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Harvey Weinstein's friend says he's slowly crumbling before his trial.