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⚡️The Justice Department's inspector general report is out: It found "serious performance failures" by some FBI officials, but ultimately concluded that the investigation was not tainted by political bias.
A U.S. Army carry team moves the transfer case of U.S. Army Spc. Wyatt J. Martin, who was killed by Taliban militants in Afghanistan, 2014. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images
The American public has been lied to about the war in Afghanistan, according to a startling report the Washington Post published this morning.
Why it matters: The American public has considered the war a failure since at least 2014, according to a Pew report.
Between the lines: Generals, diplomats and other top officials assumed their interviews would never go public.
The bottom line: 775,000 U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan over 18 years of war.
Photo: Erin Schaff/Pool/AFP/Getty Images
GOP staff counsel Ashley Hurt Callen speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing today.
Marion Bailey as the Queen Mother, left, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in a scene from the third season of "The Crown." Photo: Des Willie/Netflix via AP
"'Marriage Story' leads the film nominees for the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards, landing six nominations, followed by 'The Irishman' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' with five apiece," reports the Hollywood Reporter.