Nov 8, 2018

McConnell: No chance "Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish"

Mitch McConnell and President Trump. Photo: Chip Somodevilla

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told WVLK Thursday that he doesn't think there is "any chance" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation will end despite Matthew Whitaker, a critic of the investigation, taking over the probe after being tapped as acting attorney general.

"The President has said on multiple occasions the Mueller investigation should be completed. He wish it would happen sooner. But I don't think there's any chance that the Mueller investigation will not be allowed to finish."
β€” Mitch McConnell to WVLK

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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Fear of coronavirus pandemic escalates

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In the blink of an eye, we've entered a new phase on the coronavirus.

The big picture: Italy, Iran and South Korea are at "decisive" points in their responses, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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