The Daily Populous

Monday February 15th, 2021 night edition

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He described the effort of he and the other House impeachment managers as a resounding success in both "the court of opinion and the court of history.".

Raskin quipped: "I'd have had [McConnell] on the impeachment manager's team in the way he presented that.

But there's no reasoning with people who basically are acting like members of a religious cult and when they leave office should be selling flowers at Dulles Airport," Raskin continued.

Raskin pushed back on several hypothetical scenarios put forth by Todd on how he may have been able to win a conviction.

"Remember these Republicans who voted to acquit in the face of this mountain of evidence were going to find some reason to do it," Raskin told Todd on Sunday.

Raskin chuckled at McConnell and other Republicans offering scathing remarks about Trump and wanting to "have it both ways" after the trial.

Newsweek reached out to Raskin's office as well as representatives for Trump Sunday morning. »

Mayor, police chief and other city officials of Iowa town arrested over embezzlement, fraud schemes

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The mayor, police chief, city clerk and a former city clerk of a town in Iowa have all been charged following a multi-year investigation that accuses them of misappropriating city funds, producing fraudulent public records, using a TASER on a civilian in exchange for cash and concealing embezzlement.

The Iowa Attorney General’s Office filed charges on Feb. 11, against the current and former public officials of the city of Armstrong, Iowa, located in Emmet County close to the Minnesota border, according to a statement released by the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office.

“Mayor Greg Buum, police chief Craig Merrill, city clerk Tracie Lang, and former city clerk Connie Thackery were charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in a 21-count joint trial information approved by the Emmet County District Court,” said Emmet County Sheriff’s office. »

CNN Exclusive: WHO Wuhan mission finds possible signs of wider original outbreak in 2019

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Embarek, who has just returned to Switzerland from Wuhan, told CNN: "The virus was circulating widely in Wuhan in December, which is a new finding.".

Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan as members of the World Health Organization team make a visit.

Members of the WHO team visit the Hubei Animal Disease Control and Prevention Center in Wuhan on February 2. »

Pelosi called McConnell 'pathetic' after he said he wouldn't vote to convict Trump for inciting Capitol riot

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Pelosi said McConnell then used his own delay tactics as an excuse to vote for Trump's acquittal.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell "pathetic" after he chose not to convict former President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial.

McConnell on Saturday said he would vote to acquit Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" of the Capitol riot on January 6 because the former president is no longer in office. »

GOP Refusal to Convict Trump Is 'A Clarion Call for Eliminating the Filibuster,' Says Ro Khanna

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"The fact that we could not get even 60 senators to vote for the most obvious proposition of convicting Trump is a clarion call for eliminating the filibuster!"

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) tweeted, a sentiment that others echoed in the hours following the Senate's second acquittal of the twice-impeached former president.

"Dear centrist Democrats, you couldn't even get 10 GOP votes to convict the guy who sent a mob to kill you all. »