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CBS News 12 Jul 2019

Warren says female accuser of Air Force general should testify


2020 presidential contender Elizabeth Warren tells CBS News' Ed O'Keefe that the female officer who accused of Gen. John Hyten of sexual misconduct should appear before Congress.

Before they saw President Donald Trump, the thousands of supporters who attended his rally earlier this month in Pennsylvania first saw a symbol of the presidency: the iconic blue-and-white jet instantly recognizable as Air Force One.

As the presidential plane approached the small airport where Trump would speak, audio of air traffic controllers clearing it to land was piped through speakers. A senior Trump campaign aide posted a video of the plane taxiing up to the stage, where it would remain throughout the rally as a dramatic visual backdrop.

Trump's trip to Pennsylvania was only the latest example in which he has relied on Air Force One for campaigning, raising long-standing questions about how taxpayer money is allocated for political travel. The plane, usually a Boeing 747, has carried Trump to rallies, fundraisers and events billed as official business in states such as Pennsylvania and Florida that are crucial to his hopes for reelection in 2020.
NBC News' Courtney Kube reports on Air Force Gen. John Hyten, nominated to be the nation's number two military officer, who denied allegations of sexual assault made by a former aide before Senate Armed Services Committee.
Spring flooding has inundated dozens of buildings at Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base, the home of U.S. Strategic Command (March 22)
In an ABC News exclusive interview, Trump shared never-before-seen images of Air Force One's prospective redesign after announcing a $3.9 billion makeover last year.

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