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Dec 15, 2019, 10.21 AM IST

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Impeachment charges head to House; Trump cries anew: 'Hoax'

At the White House after the votes, Trump denounced the inquiry and actions against him, using the terms he's relied on for months. He referred to the impeachment effort four times as a hoax, twice as a sham and once each as a scam, a witch hunt and a disgrace. He described his actions as perfect three times and said four times he did nothing wrong.

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  • After emerging from an all-day closed door meeting, House Judiciary Committee Democratic lawmakers said they were still in the process of drafting formal charges, known as articles of impeachment, that the panel could recommend for a full House vote as early as Thursday. The lawmakers released a 55-page report.

    In a 21-page opinion, El Paso, Texas-based U.S. District Court Judge David Briones issued a permanent injunction that prohibited the Trump administration from using the funds for border barriers. The ruling is a legal setback for Trump, whose administration has vowed to build at least 450 miles of wall along the border by November 2020.

    Harris, 55, would have been the first woman and second black U.S. president if elected next November. But her wavering views on how to solve the nation's healthcare problems and whether to embrace her past as a prosecutor were among the missteps that dragged down the campaign after its glitzy launch in January.

    Ending weeks of speculation, the 77-year-old former Republican announced his candidacy Sunday in a written statement posted on a campaign website describing himself as uniquely positioned to defeat President Donald Trump. Bloomberg's entrance comes just 10 weeks before primary voting begins, an unorthodox move.

    Democrats on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said they may look beyond President Donald Trump's relations with Ukraine as they draw up articles of impeachment, to include his earlier efforts to impede former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of his campaign's relations with Russia

    The two Democratic presidential aspirants, both of whom have a huge support base among Indian-Americans across the country, were participating in the party's primary debate in Atlanta on Wednesday night. Kamala Harris is a US Senator of Indian-origin and Tulsi Gabbard is Hindu Congresswoman from Hawaii.

    The 55-year-old Indian-origin Democratic White House hopeful announced on Tuesday that she is withdrawing from the crowded Presidential race, citing financial woes to sustain her campaign.

    A total of 15,992,096 Sri Lankans are eligible to cast their ballots in a contest that will witness a battle between a record 35 candidates. This is the highest number of contenders since the first presidential election which was held in 1982, and up from 18 candidates who contested the last one in 2015.

    Democratic candidates secured almost 90% of 452 district council seats in Sunday's poll, held during a rare weekend lull in clashes with police, despite a strongly resourced and mobilised pro-establishment opposition.

    The Democratic-led House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, tasked with considering charges known as articles of impeachment, has given Trump until 6 p.m. EST (2300 GMT) on Sunday to say whether he or his legal counsel will participate in a impeachment hearing. This first-in-a-series of expected Judiciary proceedings will hear testimony on the impeachment process.

    Chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has made it clear that Facebook will run all political ads — even if they contain lies — in the interest of free speech. But the social network is discussing some ad changes, like restricting how precisely campaigns can reach specific groups.

    Many of her own advisers are now pointing a finger directly at Harris. In interviews several of them criticized her for going on the offensive against rivals. Their feelings were reflected days later by Kelly Mehlenbacher, the state operations director, in a blistering resignation letter obtained by The New York Times.

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