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Expert: West should be ‘wary’ of pope’s UAE visit

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/08/19, 04:36 pm

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: The West should be wary of the tolerance agenda surrounding the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Abu Dhabi this week, writes Hudson fellow and religious freedom expert Nina Shea. “I see this as a process of responding to religious extremism in the region that follows up on the Marrakesh Declaration led by moderate Sunnis,” said Thomas K.

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Acting attorney general testifies on Capitol Hill

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/08/19, 12:45 pm

WASHINGTON—In testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Friday morning, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said he “has not interfered in any way,” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During a contentious hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., asked Whitaker why he has not recused himself from overseeing the investigation and what President Donald Trump hoped to gain by appointing him.

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House committee announces new Trump inquiry

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/07/19, 11:55 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump denounced House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for opening a sweeping new investigation Wednesday into Trump’s foreign business dealings and finances. Undeterred from the president’s warning to Congress during his State of the Union address Tuesday to nix “ridiculous partisan investigations,” Schiff announced the new probe the next day. It will focus on the extent of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.

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