WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers got their first look at the Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report Monday night, a behind-closed-doors review ahead of Tuesday’s expected vote on whether to send the report to the Judiciary Committee. Ohio Republican Jim Jordan wouldn’t discuss details, but told reporters it’s “long” and, in his view, the same “lame case” against President Donald Trump. Democrats are expected to say it makes a strong case that Trump engaged in impeachable conduct.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the FBI he was “angry, ashamed, horrified and embarrassed” at the way James Comey was fired as FBI director. Rosenstein was interviewed by agents two weeks after Comey’s firing as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. An FBI summary of that interview was among hundreds of pages of documents released Monday as part of a public records lawsuit brought by BuzzFeed News and CNN.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court for permission to begin executing federal inmates as soon as next week. The Justice Department says in a filing that lower courts were wrong to put the executions on hold. Attorney General William Barr announced during the summer that federal executions would resume after a 16-year hiatus. The first execution by lethal injection had been set for Dec. 9.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bus carrying about 30 people collided with a tractor-trailer on an upstate New York highway during a snowstorm. Gov. Andrew Cuomo says there were some injuries in Monday night’s crash but that they don’t appear to be life threatening. The crash happened around 7 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 90 in New Lebanon near the Massachusetts line. All lanes of the highway were blocked. It wasn’t immediately known how many people were hurt.
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares have slipped following a drop on Wall Street amid pessimism over U.S.-China trade tensions. Technology companies led a broad slide for stocks overnight, handing the market a downbeat start to the month after benchmarks notched strong gains in November. Trade tensions flared with China’s diplomatic retaliation for U.S. support of protesters in Hong Kong, putting investors in a selling mood.
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