This Morning Plus – 26-27 OCT 2019

Impeachment Inquiry Is Legal, Judge Rules, Giving Democrats a Victory

The finding came in an order directing the Justice Department to hand over secret grand jury evidence from the Mueller investigation to House impeachment investigators.

Charlie Savage and Emily Cochrane—NY TIMES

WASHINGTON — A federal judge handed a victory to House Democrats on Friday when she ruled that they were legally engaged in an impeachment inquiry, a decision that undercut President Trump’s arguments that the investigation is a sham.

The declaration came in a 75-page opinion by Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the Federal District Court in Washington. She ruled that the House Judiciary Committee was entitled to view secret grand jury evidence gathered by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

Power may be cut for millions of Calif. residents this weekend as fire risk increases, utility says

Faiz Siddiqui, Alex Horton and Michael Brice-Saddler

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — Approximately 850,000 customers, comprising millions of people across Northern and Central California, could be without power through the weekend, according to Pacific Gas & Electric. Strong winds in the forecast will pose a high risk of sparks, which would lead to rapidly spreading wildfires, the utility said in a statement Friday.

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