Want to catch up with the news quickly? Here are the top stories from Tuesday, December 5, 2023.
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1. Republicans eye Biden impeachment inquiry — but it's a gamble
The House of Representatives will hold a formal vote to authorize the Republican-led impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden, House Speaker Mike Johnson announced Tuesday. Johnson claims that the White House has refused to turn over information, but the Biden Administration said that House Republicans have had access to 35,000 pages of financial records, 36 hours of witness interviews, and more.
House Republicans' inquiry focuses on if the president benefited from his son Hunter Biden’s business dealings. Republicans have not put forth evidence showing that Biden directly benefited from his son’s business dealings.
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2. Expelled from Congress, George Santos turns to Cameo
George Santos, the out former New York congressman enveloped in a series of controversies, has made his debut on Cameo. Following his recent expulsion from the U.S. House of Representatives, Santos is charging $200 per video on the platform.
Sanots was ousted on Friday for spending campaign money on luxury goods and Onlyfans, among other things.
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3. Donald Trump's growing threat to democracy
President Joe Biden warned Tuesday that democracy is “more at risk in 2024," telling donors during a campaign fundraiser in Boston that former president Donald Trump is determined to “destroy” democratic institutions.
Biden noted that Trump is the “only losing candidate” in U.S. history to not accept the results of an election. He also said that during the Jan. 6, 2021 capital insurrection, Trump was content “watching them threaten his own vice president.”
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