Day: October 15, 2019
Far-left freshman congresswoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is expected to endorse Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for president in 2020, according to the Washington Post.
Demonstrators in Hong Kong began burning their LeBron James jerseys and merchandise after the NBA star made comments that were critical of Daryl Morey, and cited the “negatives” of free speech.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton told a top aide on Russia to notify White House lawyers about a campaign to press Ukraine to investigate President Trump’s rivals, Congress was told Monday, the New York Times first reported.
As the U.S. carries out a sudden, near-total withdrawal from Syria, Russia is rushing into the breach. Why it matters: The hasty U.S. exit from Syria makes it certain the outcome there will bear Vladimir Putin’s imprint. Russia entered Syria in 2015 to help dictator Bashar al-Assad regain his grip on the country, and Russia has steadily gained influence in the wider Middle East.
President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani told ABC News Tuesday that he will not comply with a subpoena from the House committees investigating Ukraine. Context: The subpoena asked for documents related to allegations that Giuliani and members of the Trump administration, including the president himself, led a campaign to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate Joe Biden.