The Daily Populous

Monday January 16th, 2023 evening edition

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CIA Director Bill Burns met with Zelenskyy on a secret trip ahead of the Russian invasion last year.

Burns warned Zelenskyy about Russian assassination plots at a time when Zelenskyy cast doubt on US intel.

The details of the Kyiv meeting are laid out in Chris Whipple's forthcoming book on Joe Biden's White House.

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Since that time, Ukrainian officials have spoken about Zelenskyy surviving more than a dozen Russian assassination attempts.

"The intelligence was so detailed that it would help Zelensky's security forces thwart two separate Russian attempts on his life," he wrote.

The US has been a key partner for Ukraine throughout Russia's unprovoked invasion, which began in February 2022. »

The price of solar panels is set to plunge

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Longi Green Energy Technology, JA Solar Technology, Jinko Solar and the China Photovoltaic Industry Association didn’t immediately respond to request for comments.

The world is racing to fight climate change, but accessing solar panels has been a challenge in some markets including the US.

A surge of cheap panels would help countries reduce their dependence on fossil fuels and potentially lower power prices. »

New details link George Santos to cousin of sanctioned Russian oligarch

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Intrater’s cousin is Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg, who has been sanctioned by the U.S. government for his role in the Russian energy industry.

Taken together, the evidence suggests Santos may have had a business relationship with Intrater as Santos was first entering politics in 2020.

Ties between Santos, 34, and Intrater, 60, reflect the ways Santos found personal and political support on his path to public office. »

GOP House Oversight Chair Can’t Explain Why He’s Investigating Biden Classified Docs But Not Trump’s

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“Do you only care about classified documents being mishandled when Democrats do the mishandling?”

The conversation began when Tapper asked Comer to react to the latest news regarding five additional classified documents that were discovered in Biden’s residence on Saturday.

Trending Joe Manganiello on Discovering He’s Part-Black and Descended From Slaves GOP House Oversight Chair Can't Explain Why He's Investigating Biden Classified Docs But Not Trump's Is Prince Harry Shooting Himself in the Foot? »