The Daily Populous

Sunday December 1st, 2019 night edition

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Attorney General Bill Barr lied to Congress by spreading fictitious stories about the Department of Justice (DOJ) spying on President Donald Trump‘s 2016 campaign, according to legal experts.

And now, congressional calls are ramping up for Barr to be investigated by oversight authorities–and, some critics say, possibly impeached.

“I think spying on a political campaign is a big deal,” Barr told a panel of senators in April of this year–without providing any evidence for the controversial claim.

Congressional Democrats groused at the time–saying Barr’s comments were the result of “willful ignorance” and that they directly contradicted previous DOJ briefings on the subject.

The notion that the attorney general would call it “spying” was shocking to many of us then, and the inspector general report confirms that it was indeed untrue.

News of Horowitz rubbishing the longstanding story line pushed by the White House has prompted critics to call for Barr’s head.

Painter was asked if he thought Barr lied to Congress and, if so, whether such lies warranted Barr’s impeachment. »

Archbishop of Canterbury demands wife of US diplomat be extradited to UK

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Anne Sacoolas has admitted driving on wrong side of the road in crash that killed Harry Dunn.

Archbishop of Canterbury demands wife of US diplomat be extradited to UK.

The archbishop of Canterbury has written to the US ambassador in London demanding that the wife of an American diplomat be extradited to the UK for police questioning over the death of Harry Dunn. »

Bacteria Help Make Low-Calorie Sugar

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Imagine a sugar that has only 38 percent of the calories of traditional table sugar, is safe for diabetics, and will not cause cavities.

Now add that this dream sweetener is not an artificial substitute but a real sugar found in nature and it tastes like, well, sugar.

But researchers at Tufts University have developed a process that may unlock the commercial potential of this low-calorie, low-glycemic sugar. »

Usman Khan: Boris Johnson under pressure to explain why convicted terrorist was released early to commit London bridge attack

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Pressure is growing on Boris Johnson to explain why the London Bridge terrorist was freed from prison to carry out the attack, a decision branded “quite incredible” by one terror expert.

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The prime minister has agreed the release of Khan was “a mistake” and said he had “long argued” that criminals should not be released early. »

Wisconsin Church Hosts Thanksgiving for LGBTQ People Who Can’t Go Home

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A church in Beloit, Wis., hosted its third annual Thanksgiving dinner for LGBTQ locals who may be unable to celebrate with their biological families.

The free event was organized by the Yellow Brick Road advocacy group and held at the First Congregational Church in Beloit, a city of about 30,000 people in southern Wisconsin.

Yellow Brick Road organizers told the local CNN affiliate that they held the event to give LGBTQ people rejected by their biological families a place to go. »