Sondland had a ‘domestic political errand,’ ex-White House adviser says

Russia expert Fiona Hill said she became angry with Gordon Sondland, the ambassador to the E.U., because he was not coordinating with the National Security Council as he met with Ukrainian leaders.
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She is the former National Security Council Russia adviser.
He is the counselor for political affairs at the U.S. embassy in Ukraine.
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg managed the pressure that comes with being a newly minted polling frontrunner, there was pushback against Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax, and former vice president Joe Biden had yet another shaky performance.
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Bernie Sanders exaggerated the U.S. homelessness crisis. Andrew Yang’s surprising statistic on paid family leave was spot on.
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Buttigieg won the Democratic debate by emerging unscathed

The South Bend, Ind., mayor’s top rivals chose not to pounce on his vulnerabilities over his level of experience, giving him a reprieve for a key month.
The billionaire said his brand of political moderation and deep pockets would defeat President Trump.
Israel’s attorney general capped almost three years of investigation by handing down a 63-page indictment against the country’s longest-serving prime minister and its center of political gravity for the last decade.
The legislation extends funding through Dec. 20, setting up a pre-Christmas showdown over border wall funding that could happen in the midst of House votes on articles of impeachment against the president.
The judge found that the death row inmates are likely to prevail in their lawsuits and should not be executed before they’ve had their day in court.
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