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Here’s what happened this week and what’s coming up in the impeachment inquiry

Here’s what happened this week and what’s coming up in the impeachment inquiry

A version of this story first appeared in CNN’s Impeachment Watch newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. There were plenty of revelations and declarations — and even a T-shirt — Friday related to the impeachment inquiry. Here’s the latest news: The latest CNN exclusive: Giuliani pushed the Trump administration…MORE

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

Has the White House tainted Barr’s investigation of the Russia probe?

The Justice Department’s investigation into the origins of the Russia election interference probe keeps getting unwanted assists from the White House, raising questions of how the department will be able to defend the legitimacy of any of its eventual findings. From the start, the probe has been driven by Attorney General William Barr’s suspicions —…MORE

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

Rep. Elijah Cummings’ body will lie in state at Capitol next week

The body of Rep. Elijah Cummings will lie in state in the National Statuary Hall of the US Capitol next week, the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Friday. A formal memorial service for the Maryland Democrat is scheduled for Thursday morning, also in Statuary Hall, for all members of Congress, Cummings’ family and…MORE

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

READ: Energy Department letter to House Democrats on impeachment subpoena

In a letter to the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry, Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison wrote Friday that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” Read the letter below: cnn.com/2019/10/18/politics/energy-department-democrats-letter/index.htmlMORE

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

What if Republicans can’t ‘get over it’?

A rare press briefing from a Trump administration official yielded an especially telling line about the Trump presidency: “Get over it.” President Donald Trump’s acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney said it after confirming the existence of a quid pro quo and offered it up as a retort, but it’s essentially the Trump administration’s answer to any number…MORE

State Department finds no ‘deliberate mishandling of classified information’ related to Clinton email server

State Department finds no ‘deliberate mishandling of classified information’ related to Clinton email server

An investigation by the State Department released on Friday said there was no “persuasive evidence” of widespread mishandling of classified information in the controversy surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. An unclassified report detailing the investigation was sent to Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican and…MORE

Energy Department won’t comply with impeachment subpoena

Energy Department won’t comply with impeachment subpoena

Assistant Secretary of Energy Melissa Burnison told the three committees involved in the House impeachment inquiry that the Energy Department is “unable to comply with your request for documents and communications at this time.” The letter argues about the validity of the inquiry and contends the request is for confidential communications “that are potentially protected…MORE

Trump and 2020 Democratic opponents will speak at criminal justice forum

Trump and 2020 Democratic opponents will speak at criminal justice forum

President Donald Trump will attend a criminal justice forum in South Carolina next week along with several of his 2020 Democratic challengers, the White House confirmed to CNN. The 2019 Second Step Presidential Justice Forum is also expected to be attended by former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Cory…MORE

Blogs

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong

Regaining Momentum to Finish the Year Strong By Christy Wright Can you believe there are only three months left in 2019? It feels like just yesterday I was picking up my boys from their last day of school before summer break. Now, suddenly, we’re in the middle of holidays-are-just-around-the-corner craziness! I think the hardest part…

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dave Says: How much emergency fund?

Dear Dave, I know you talk about having an emergency fund of three to six months of expenses set aside. My husband and I are having a difficult time agreeing on exactly how much we should set aside for emergencies. How do you determine the exact amount? Erin   Dear Erin, The exact you amount…

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dave Says: Understand your investments completely

Dear Dave, I’m new to investing, and recently I began putting money into growth stock mutual funds inside a Roth IRA. On my last statement, it said that my investment had grown. Can you explain how it grew? Matt   Dear Matt, In most cases, you’ll have anywhere from 90 to 200 different company’s stocks…

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one

Here’s why you need a will, and how to get one By Chris Hogan We all want to do nice things for our loved ones. We go on family trips and celebrate life’s wins together. It’s sometimes difficult for us to consider the bad things that can happen in life, but we still have to…