Good evening. Here’s today’s briefing.
- Lori Lightfoot, one of the first openly-homosexual politicians in the Midwest, was elected Mayor of Chicago.
- Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Richard Neal (D-Massachusetts) has requested that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) give his committee President Trump’s tax returns, which were famously hidden during the 2016 election season.
- Nissan’s ex-Chairman Carlos Ghosn was held for questioning by Japanese prosecutors. In addition, after initially questioning Nissan’s allegations against Ghosn, the French auto manufacturer Renault (who was also formerly led by Ghosn) alleged “violation of the group’s ethical principles” and revoked Ghosn’s estimated $860,500 annual pension.
- After former Democratic US Vice President Joe Biden was accused of sexual harassment and later publicly ridiculed by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-California), being told “join the straight-arm club”, he has promised to be “more mindful” of women’s “personal space”. He also added that “The boundaries of protecting personal space have been reset.”
- Republican US Vice President Mike Pence has issued a stern warning to the nation of Turkey regarding their plans to buy the newly minted S-400 anti-aircraft missile defense system, saying that Turkey would be risking their NATO membership if they went ahead with the deal.
- The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, led by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-New York), authorized Chairman Nadler to issue subpoenas to obtain Robert Mueller III‘s full “Trump-Russia collusion” report. However, Nadler has stated that he will only use the subpoena-power to obtain the Mueller report if Attorney General William Barr, who has not submitted the report to Congress, decides not to give up the report willingly.
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