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Friday January 17th, 2020 evening edition

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According to Lev Parnas, Trump was never interested in fighting corruption in Ukraine.

The sole purpose of the extortion effort managed by Rudy Giuliani was to force President Zelensky to announce an investigation of the Bidens.

When Parnas was tasked with the job of informing an aide to Zelensky of Trump’s demand, the threat wasn’t simply to withhold a meeting at the White House and military aid.

The entire relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine was on the line, including all aid and the attendance of Vice President Pence at Zelensky’s inauguration.

We don’t know whether that was spurred by the hacking of Burisma computers, but the two things might be related.

Instead, we learned on Thursday that Ukrainian authorities are looking into the matter.

The tables have turned in some ironic ways and, at least when it comes to these matters, it is beginning to look like the United States is the country with a corruption problem, not Ukraine. »

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'Watchmen': Second HBO season won't happen after creator bails

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HBO won't pursue second season of 'Watchmen' after creator bows out.

But don't look for a second season of the drama, which wrapped up its nine-episode run last month, largely because creator Damon Lindelof isn't interested in doing it.

Lindelof told USA TODAY this week that he's told the story he wants to tell and has no interest in a second season, though he's "given my blessing" to HBO should it want to pursue a new installment with another writer-producer. »