White House confirms it tied Ukraine aid to help in pursuing conspiracy theory on DNC hack

Acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that President Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine until it looked into the debunked conspiracy theory that Ukrainian nationals were in possession of a computer server belonging to the Democratic National Committee. Asked why the administration had withheld $400 million in military aid allocated by Congress to…

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White House selects 'perfect' location for G-7 meeting: Trump National Doral in Miami

The White House announced on Thursday that next year’s G-7 summit will be held at a resort hotel the president owns near Miami, the Trump National Doral, raising concerns that he would personally profit from the presidency. The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits government officials from receiving gifts or payments from foreign governments, who would…

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A Blockade Against Impeachment Is Crumbling as Witnesses Agree to Talk

WASHINGTON — The White House’s trenchant declaration to House impeachment investigators last week was unequivocal: No more witnesses or documents for a “totally compromised kangaroo court.” But just a week later, it has become clear that President Donald Trump’s attempts to stonewall the Democrat-led inquiry that has imperiled his presidency and ensnared much of his…

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20 of the most beautiful towns in France

Gordes, Vaucluse, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Image credit: Instagram.com/pierrebaptistefl Paris is one of the most beautiful cities on earth, hands down, no question. But beyond the capital, in the historic little towns that dot France’s incredibly diverse landscape, there are many enchanting villages to win your small-town heart. Annecy, Haute-Savoie, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Image credit: Instagram.com/lac_annecy_tourisme Annecy (pictured above…

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Mario and Gray Sorrenti mine the ocean for inspiration in their first shoot together

Share 18th Oct 2019 Boundless inspiration lies under the depths of the sea. Just ask renowned photographer Mario Sorrenti (who lensed cover star Margot Robbie for Vogue‘s September issue) and his daughter and up-and-coming photographer in her own right, Gray Sorrenti. The father and daughter photographers partnered with La Mer to journey through the ocean…

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