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House Intelligence Committee To Vote This Week On Impeachment Report On Ukraine

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Lawmakers on the influential committee will review the draft report of allegations against President Trump before voting on Tuesday whether to send the findings to the House Judiciary Committee, which is set to begin proceedings on Wednesday.


Rick Sanchez discusses what makes Afghanistan a "forgotten war" and reports on President Trump's stated goal to end US involvement in the war-torn country. The US State Dept. has stated his intention to sign a peace deal with the Taliban on February 29, barring further violence. Former Virginia state Senator Richard Black joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on Washington's changing policy toward Afghanistan.
The House is set to vote Thursday on a resolution limiting President Trump's war powers amid high tensions between the U.S. and Iran. Scott Anderson, senior editor for the Lawfare blog and the David M. Rubenstein fellow at the Brookings Institute, explains the significance of the War Powers Act of 1973 and how it applies to President Trump's executive powers today.
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse reacts to the news that Republican Senator Susan Collins will vote in favor of allowing witnesses and documents to be subpoenaed in Donald Trump's Senate impeachment trial. Aired on 1/30/20.
The third impeachment trial in American history enters a new phase this week. Experts expect legislators in the Republican-majority Senate to vote on whether or not to allow witnesses and documents so far kept secret by the White House. As VOA's Arash Arabasadi reports, senators from the two major parties seem on opposite ends of the issue.

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BE A BUSY ONE WITH A BIG TRIP ABROAD AND CRUCIAL NEW HEARINGS
ABROAD AND CRUCIAL NEW HEARINGS IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY.
IN THE IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY. KELLY O’DONNELL.
KELLY O’DONNELL. >> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP
>> Reporter: PRESIDENT TRUMP HEADING BACK INTO THE STORM OF
HEADING BACK INTO THE STORM OF IMPEACHMENT.
IMPEACHMENT. A CRITICAL WEEK.
A CRITICAL WEEK. TOMORROW LAWMAKERS REVIEW THE
TOMORROW LAWMAKERS REVIEW THE DRAFT REPORT OF ALLEGATIONS
DRAFT REPORT OF ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE PRESIDENT.
AGAINST THE PRESIDENT. TUESDAY, THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE
TUESDAY, THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE VOTES TO SEND THE
COMMITTEE VOTES TO SEND THE FINDINGS TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY
FINDINGS TO THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE.
COMMITTEE. WHICH TAKES OVER WEDNESDAY WITH
WHICH TAKES OVER WEDNESDAY WITH A HEARING ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL
A HEARING ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT.
GROUNDS FOR IMPEACHMENT. THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES COMPLAIN
THE PRESIDENT’S ALLIES COMPLAIN ABOUT THE PROCESS.
ABOUT THE PROCESS. >> ROUNDS ONE AND TWO BY SPEAKER
>> ROUNDS ONE AND TWO BY SPEAKER PELOSI AND CHAIRMAN SCHIFF ARE
PELOSI AND CHAIRMAN SCHIFF ARE AS RIGGED AS A CARNIVAL RING
AS RIGGED AS A CARNIVAL RING TOSS.
TOSS. >> Reporter: BUT IN THIS NEXT
>> Reporter: BUT IN THIS NEXT PHASE, THE PRESIDENT COULD MOUNT
PHASE, THE PRESIDENT COULD MOUNT A DEFENSE.
A DEFENSE. >> THEY’RE INVITED TO
>> THEY’RE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.
PARTICIPATE. SO, WE ARE CERTAINLY HOPING THAT
SO, WE ARE CERTAINLY HOPING THAT THE PRESIDENT, HIS COUNSEL WILL
THE PRESIDENT, HIS COUNSEL WILL TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT OPPORTUNITY.
OPPORTUNITY. >> Reporter: REPUBLICANS INSIST
>> Reporter: REPUBLICANS INSIST THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEFEND
THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO DEFEND THE PRESIDENT BY QUESTIONING HIS
THE PRESIDENT BY QUESTIONING HIS ACCUSERS, LIKE THE
ACCUSERS, LIKE THE WHISTLE-BLOWER WHO WAS NOT
WHISTLE-BLOWER WHO WAS NOT CALLED TO TESTIFY BY
CALLED TO TESTIFY BY INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM
INTELLIGENCE CHAIRMAN ADAM SCHIFF.
SCHIFF. >> MY FIRST AND FOREMOST WITNESS
>> MY FIRST AND FOREMOST WITNESS ADAM SCHIFF.
ADAM SCHIFF. IT IS EASY TO HIDE BEHIND CLOSED
IT IS EASY TO HIDE BEHIND CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS.
DOOR MEETINGS. >> Reporter: LIVED IMPEACHMENT
>> Reporter: LIVED IMPEACHMENT HISTORY.
HISTORY. A STAFFER ON THE NIXON
A STAFFER ON THE NIXON INVESTIGATION, SHE VOTED AGAINST
INVESTIGATION, SHE VOTED AGAINST BILL CLINTON’S IMPEACHMENT AND
BILL CLINTON’S IMPEACHMENT AND SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDUCT
SAYS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S CONDUCT IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE BECAUSE
IS WORSE THAN WATERGATE BECAUSE IT INVOLVES A FOREIGN COUNTRY.
IT INVOLVES A FOREIGN COUNTRY. >> NIXON’S BEHAVIOR DIDN’T FALL
>> NIXON’S BEHAVIOR DIDN’T FALL INTO THAT RING.
INTO THAT RING. SO, IN THAT WAY, THIS CONDUCT IS
SO, IN THAT WAY, THIS CONDUCT IS MORE SERIOUS.
MORE SERIOUS. >> AND ALL OF THIS AS THE
>> AND ALL OF THIS AS THE PRESIDENT HEADS OVERSEAS
PRESIDENT HEADS OVERSEAS TOMORROW, RIGHT, KELLY?
TOMORROW, RIGHT, KELLY? >> YES, KATE.
>> YES, KATE. HEADING TO LONDON TOMORROW.
HEADING TO LONDON TOMORROW. THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY
THE PRESIDENT AND FIRST LADY GOING THERE FOR THE 70th
GOING THERE FOR THE 70th ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATO
ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATO ALLIANCE.
ALLIANCE. THE PRESIDENT HAS LOTS OF
THE PRESIDENT HAS LOTS OF MEETING WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS
MEETING WITH EUROPEAN LEADERS AND HE COMPLAINED THAT THE

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