The Daily Populous

Thursday December 19th, 2019 day edition

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"We were told that it was not retained," said one of those lawyers, Bruce Barket, in an email to CNBC.

That incident occurred weeks before what authorities have said was a successful suicide attempt by the wealthy investor Epstein in the same federal lockup.

Tartaglione claims he saved the life of Epstein, a former friend of Presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, during the first suicide attempt.

If the video shows Tartaglione helping Epstein, it could bolster an argument that he should not be executed.

Guards at the jail are required to conduct multiple scheduled head counts of inmates, and also to conduct rounds of the facility.

After the suicide attempt in July, Epstein was briefly placed on suicide watch and then placed on psychological watch for several days.

Video surveillance shows no one entering or leaving Epstein's cell after he went into it on the evening of Aug. 9, according to federal authorities. »

Impeachment vote on December 18: President Trump has been impeached

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In the hours before the votes to impeach President Trump tonight, the atmosphere at the Trump International Hotel in Washington was nearly, but not quite, joyous.

“Big deal,” Zabel said, gesturing at the TV showing lawmakers arguing about impeaching Trump.

Everything had happened as predicted — Trump was impeached, but he was still more than likely to be acquitted by the Republican-controlled Senate. »

Man Found Dead In Wife’s Freezer After A Decade Left Note Saying She Didn’t Kill Him

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Investigators believe his wife, Jeanne Souron-Mathers, 75, had put her husband in the freezer after he died between February 2009 and March 2009.

They also found a notarized letter signed by Paul Mathers stating his wife was not responsible for his death.

Notarized note found with body says wife didn't kill man found in Utah freezer — WDRB News (@WDRBNews) December 17, 2019. »

Impeachment Results: How Democrats and Republicans Voted

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Article I: Abuse of Power Vote expected later Total Dem.

The House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump on Wednesday evening, charging Mr. Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

With the outcome largely predetermined, Mr. Trump has become the third president in the nation’s history to be impeached. »

House impeaches Trump for abuse of power

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House Democrats on Wednesday impeached President Trump for abusing his power, the first of two impeachment articles the lower chamber is poised to adopt in historic votes alleging the president is unfit for office.

Lawmakers voted 230-197 to impeach Trump for abusing his power, with two Democrats, Reps. Collin Peterson Collin Clark PetersonHow the 31 Democrats in Trump districts voted on impeachment Gabbard votes 'present' on impeaching Trump House votes to impeach Trump MORE (Minn.) and Jefferson Van Drew (N.J.), crossing the aisle in dissent.

Another Democrat, 2020 White House contender Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Tulsi GabbardDemocratic presidential candidates react to Trump impeachment: 'No one is above the law' Trump rallies supporters as he becomes third president to be impeached Gabbard votes 'present' on impeaching Trump MORE (Hawaii), voted present. »