Need 2 Know: Trump Pulls Out of Syria, Another Whistleblower

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October 7, 2019

These are the headlines you Need 2 Know for Monday, October 7th, 2019:.

  • SYRIA PULL OUT: The White House announced a major shift in American foreign policy and will immediately begin withdrawing troops from the Syrian border with Turkey. That effectively gives Turkey the go-ahead to move in and mount an offensive against the Kurds, who have been backed by the U.S. in the fight against ISIS, but whom Turkey views as a terror group. The decision goes against the recommendations of both the Pentagon and State Dept. Reuters

  • IMPEACHMENT: THE LATEST: There is a new whistleblower who reportedly has “first-hand knowledge” of events connected to President Trump’s dealings with Ukraine. This second whistleblower, a purported intelligence official, has already spoken to the inspector general, according to his attorney, who is also representing the original whistleblower. ABC News

  • IMPEACHMENT: RESPONSE: President Trump and congressional Republicans are settling in on a new impeachment defense, arguing that Trump was focused on a good-faith effort to rot out corruption around the world and his requests to look into Joe Biden and his son were not politically motivated. Sen. Ron Johnson tested that defense in an explosive interview with Chuck Todd on Meet The Press: Watch

  • GM STANDSTILL: There doesn’t appear to be an end in sight to the General Motors strike. Talks were said to have come to a standstill Sunday after the union asked for more investment in American factories. In a letter to members, the vice president of United Auto Workers said “negotiations have taken a turn for the worse.” GM says it’s “committed to continuing discussions around the clock to reach a resolution.” Bloomberg

  • SANDERS HEART ATTACK: Bernie Sanders’ campaign confirmed that the senator and presidential hopeful suffered a heart attack last week. He is currently recovering at home in Vermont, but plans to take part in the October 15 debate. NBC News

  • BOX OFFICE: Joker had a huge showing at the weekend box office, setting a record in the U.S. for the highest-grossing October opening with $93.5 million, despite security concerns the film could lead to violence. The film has grossed a total of $234 million worldwide. Variety

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