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Mark Sandy, from the Office of Management and Budget, arrives to the U.S. Capitol earlier this month for a deposition regarding whether President Trump ordered a hold on military assistance to Ukraine. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images hide caption

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Sondland Testimony Lays Out Link Between Trump And Ukraine Aid

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President Trump and Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan take part in a joint news conference during Erdogan's visit to the White House on Wednesday. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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News Brief: Public Impeachment Hearings Begin, Erdogan Visits White House

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A U.S. military vehicle drives past an oil pump jack in the countryside of Syria's northeastern city of Qamishli. President Trump is leaving some U.S. troops in Syria, with the goal of controlling Syria's oil fields. But legal experts say exploiting the oil could amount to pillaging — a war crime. Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Administration's Interest In Syrian Oil Fields Raises Questions

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Mazloum Abdi, commander-in-chief of the Syrian Democratic Forces speaks to reporters near the northeastern Syrian Hassakeh province on Thursday. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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In this Oct. 23, 2018 file photo, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks beside President Donald Trump, during a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room at the White House in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Former Pompeo Adviser Michael McKinley To Testify In Impeach Probe

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Former Russia Adviser Fiona Hill Testifies In Impeachment Inquiry

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