Trump responds to California wildfires by threatening to cut federal aid

Flames enter a vineyard during the Kincade fire near Geyserville, California on October 24, 2019. | Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images Trump suggested ways to fight the fires at odds with the reality on the ground, and threaten to cut all federal wildfire “$$$ help.” As California continues to suffer from a number of wildfires, President Donald Trump has made a vague threat to cut federal aid to the state’s fire recovery efforts. Amid high winds and…

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The whistleblower offers written testimony to House Republicans

Rep. Matt Gaetz stands with a group of Republicans protesting the handing of the impeachment inquiry in October 2019. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Republicans have complained about the whistleblower’s silence. He’s offering to answer their questions. The whistleblower who first brought concerns about President Donald Trump’s interactions with Ukraine to light has said he is willing to directly respond to Republican questions, according to his lawyer. That lawyer, Mark Zaid, told CBS News he informed…

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Pentagon pushed to use vast swath of desert wildlife refuge ‘primarily’ for military purposes, draft bill says

The draft legislation would carve out 1.1 million acres of Desert National Wildlife Refuge to be used only “secondarily” as a nature preserve, adding as much as 260,000 acres to the Air Force’s testing range. The push to expand has sparked fierce opposition from Moapa Band of Paiutes, whose ancestral lands extend across the testing range and refuge.Washington Post coverage of climate and environment-related issues. Powered by WPeMatico

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