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Trump impeachment hearings live updates: Laura Cooper, David Hale testify (3)

Pentagon official Laura Cooper is testifying about the Ukraine aid freeze and State Department official David Hale is speaking to Ambassador Yovanovitch's firing.

Top Pentagon official Laura Cooper says she learned of two e-mails received on July 25 in which Ukrainian embassy, House Foreign Affairs Committee asked about military aid. 'I did not receive either of these e-mails.' ImpeachmentHearings

Rep. Speier: 'You certified in May that the conditions had been met...So then when you find out in July that they're concerned about corruption, you're scratching your head, right?' Laura Cooper: 'Yes, ma'am. We did not understand.' ImpeachmentHearings

MORE: 'The only agency represented in the meeting that indicted that they supported the hold was OMB,' Hale testifies. ImpeachmentHearings

MORE: 'At a senior level meeting I attended on July at all other interagency meetings on this topic of which I was aware, the national security community expressed unanimous support for resuming the funding as in the U.S. national security interest,' Cooper says.


Democratic debate: Top tier set to clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019 (2)

The fifth Democratic primary debate convenes 10 candidates on stage Wednesday night in Georgia, a state trending more purple due in part to shifting demographics.

Top tier candidates are set to clash in one of the last primary matchups of 2019. Here's what you need to know about tonight's DemDebate:

Sen. Bernie Sanders: 'What the American people understand is that the Congress can walk and chew bubblegum at the same time. In other words, we can deal with Trump's corruption, but we also have to stand up for the working families of this country.'

Sen. Warren: 'Anyone who wants to give me a big donation, don't ask to be an ambassador because I'm not going to have that happen.' DemDebate


Democratic Debate 2019: Live Video & Analysis from Atlanta (1)

Get real-time analysis from our 2020 team as you watch the fifth Democratic Debate in Atlanta.

Tonight at 9pm (EST), 10 Democratic president candidates will debate in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow along as we break down the key moments, best exchanges and witty zingers as they vie for the nomination

The last time Tulsi Gabbard crossed swords with Sen. Kamala Harris, she eviscerated the senator’s record as a California prosecutor and her position on marijuana. Tonight, Harris got a chance to swipe back


Democrats square off in the fifth 2020 presidential primary debate in Atlanta (1)

The fifth 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate takes place in Atlanta as Biden, Warren, Sanders and Buttigieg jockey for position.

The Democratic presidential candidates take the stage again tonight for another DemDebate. Here's everything you need to know.

'He is likely the most corrupt president in the modern history of America,' says Sen. Bernie Sanders. But 'we cannot simply be consumed' by President Donald Trump, he added.


Pentagon official reveals Ukrainians asked about stalled aid as early as July (1)

The impeachment hearing enters another week. Three impeachment inquiry witnesses — Gordon Sondland, Laura Cooper and David Hale — will testify publicly. Follow here for our live coverage.

Pentagon official Laura Cooper said a member of her staff recalled receiving an email on July 25 — the same day as Pres. Trump's phone call with Ukraine's President — from a Ukrainian contact asking, 'What was going on with Ukrainian security assistance?'

Here's the key exchange where Laura Cooper said Ukraine asked about aid in July


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LIVE: NBC News Special Report: Fiona Hill and David Holmes testify in impeachment inquiry

LIVE: NBCNews Special Report: Testifying in the Trump impeachment inquiry this morning: • Fiona Hill, former top Russia expert for the White House • David Holmes, senior diplomat at the US Embassy in Ukraine

LIVE BLOG: Latest news and analysis as Fiona Hill and David Holmes testify in impeachment inquiry.


Two more government officials to testify Wednesday evening in impeachment hearing (1)

After explosive morning testimony directly linking President Donald Trump to an alleged 'quid pro quo' in Ukraine, two government officials will tell lawmakers what they knew about the 'quo' -- US security assistance -- as well as the circumstances surrounding its holdup.

Today's second public hearing in the impeachment inquiry into President Trump will pair longtime Pentagon official Laura Cooper with David Hale, the undersecretary of state for political affairs

Read House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff's opening statement from today's second public hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry


3 Iraqi protesters killed in clashes with security forces (1)

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces overnight in Baghdad. The security and hospital officials said on...

Iraqi officials say three anti-government protesters have been killed in clashes with security forces overnight in Baghdad.

Iraqi officials say 2 protesters have been killed in renewed clashes with security forces in Baghdad. (Corrects earlier reporting that said 3 protesters were killed,)


2020 Democratic candidates debate in Atlanta: Live updates (1)

Ten presidential candidates will take the stage tonight at the fifth Democratic debate in Atlanta, Georgia. Follow here for the latest.

The Democratic presidential debate in Atlanta starts at 9p ET. Follow here for updates as 10 candidates take the DemDebate stage: What to know: What to watch for:

Ten candidates will take the stage for the DemDebate: • Joe Biden • Cory Booker • Pete Buttigieg • Tulsi Gabbard • Kamala Harris • Amy Klobuchar • Bernie Sanders • Tom Steyer • Elizabeth Warren • Andrew Yang


Democratic Debate: Presidential Hopefuls Spar in Atlanta - Live Analysis (1)

Welcome to our live coverage of the fifth presidential debate, hosted by MSNBC and The Washington Post in Atlanta. Wall Street Journal national political reporter Ken Thomas anchors tonight’s live coverage and analysis, joined by subject matter experts.

The leading Democratic hopefuls look to contrast health-care visions and blunt Pete Buttigieg’s momentum. Follow our live coverage of the debate.

Let’s be clear, the presidential candidates use lots of filler phrases. The fact is they’ll use more at tonight’s debate. Guess who uses them most?


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