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Donald Trump’s very historic and very bad week

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President Donald Trump’s week was filled with equal parts history and bad news.

And the start of televised impeachment inquiry hearings — alleging Trump’s abuse of power — were not the only headache for the chief executive this week. His longtime political adviser Roger Stone was found guilty on five counts of lying to Congress, one of witness tampering and one of obstructing a congressional committee proceeding.

The President was also handed another loss when an appeals court ruled Congress can seek his tax returns. And another court ruled he cannot sue New York state in DC’s federal court to stop the release of his tax returns. The tax return issue has now been elevated to the nation’s highest court: On Wednesday, Trump asked the Supreme Court to block a subpoena for his tax returns.

Meanwhile, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani faces mounting questions about his role in the conversations and actions that led to the impeachment probe. This week’s first two rounds of public testimony highlighted Giuliani’s central role — which Giuliani says was done as part of his legal defense of Trump. Giuliani has been largely silent about the situation, though he is apparently planning to release a podcast with his thoughts on the impeachment process as things continue to heat up.

The Point: On nearly every front, it was a doozy of a week for President Trump. 






And that was the week that was in 15 headlines.

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