President Donald Trump and his allies leapt to discredit the character of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the White House's top Ukraine expert, when they learned he would be testifying before the committees overseeing Donald Trump's impeachment hearing.

Notably, Vindman is the first person present for Trump's infamous July 25 phone call to testify.

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On Wednesday, Republican Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming joined other supporters of President Donald Trump—like Pat Robertson and Senator Lindsey Graham—to do something almost unheard of: criticize the President.

The reason for their disagreement with Trump was his decision to pull out of Syria and allow Turkey to invade the country, targeting the United States' allies in the region, the Kurds.

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Not all is cordial or civil in Republican ranks as evidenced by a Twitter spat between Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul and Wyoming Republican Representative Liz Cheney. If the last names sound familiar it's because the two are political legacies of powerful fathers.

Liz Cheney's father Dick Cheney was Vice President—and some would claim de facto President—with George W. Bush. Rand Paul's father Ron Paul served in the House of Representatives for Texas and ran for President in 1988 as a Libertarian then again in 2008 and 2012 as a Republican.

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President Donald Trump speaks to the media after signing a bill in the Oval Office at the White House on July 1, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump announced this weekend that he scrapped plans to meet with Taliban leaders at Camp David the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

The cancellation came after the fundamentalist political movement took credit for killing 12 people, including an American soldier, in an attack on Kabul.

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