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Most Americans want Trump removed from office by Senate

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A majority of Americans want the Senate to convict and remove President Donald Trump from office, according to a new poll conducted by CNN.

Fifty-one percent of respondents to the poll want the Senate to convict Trump on the impeachment charges brought by the House, which would lead to his immediate expulsion from office. Meanwhile, 45 percent of respondents said they don’t want to see the president removed. The poll was conducted from Jan. 16-19 and released Monday, on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial, which gets underway Tuesday, though senators were sworn in last week.

The numbers are the most favorable for removal since another CNN poll in June 2018. Approval for impeachment and removal has generally hovered between 36 and 47 percent, peaking at 50 percent in polls from October and November 2019, once impeachment proceedings were underway in the House.

The latest poll also suggests Americans are largely invested in the impeachment proceedings, with 74 percent of respondents saying they are either very closely or somewhat closely following the developments.

The majority of respondents to CNN’s survey said they want the Senate to hear from more witnesses, with 69 percent wanting the Senate to hear fresh testimony, and only 29 percent rejecting the idea.


Democrats have lambasted the White House for preventing members of the administration from testifying for House investigators before the articles of impeachment were sent to the Senate. While Democrats in the Senate hoped to remedy the problem by calling on witnesses in their trial, Senate Republicans have largely rejected the idea of hearing from witnesses, saying that was the House’s job.CNN’s study was conducted by phone among a sample of 1,156 respondents. The margin of error is +/- 3.4 percentage points.
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Panjshir Captured, Taliban To Form New Govt Soon!

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Panjshir CapturedThe Taliban are going to form the next government in Afghanistan soon. The Taliban on Monday had won the battle for the Panjshir Valley and got total control over Afghanistan. Taliban came to power on August 15 in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of US troops after 20 years of war.

According to the reports, the Taliban have invited Turkey, Pakistan, Russia, Qatar, China and Iran for the event. Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid said in a press conference in Kabul on Monday that, “War has ended and they hope to have a stable Afghanistan. Anyone who takes up arms, is the enemy of the people and the country.”

A Taliban leader said that, “People should know that the invaders will never reconstruct our country and it is the responsibility of our people to do it themselves.”

It is also said that some of the technical teams from Turkey, Qatar and a United Arab Emirates company are working to restart operations at the Kabul airport.

Afghanistan’s new leadership have promised to be more “inclusive” than during their first regime. They have also pledged for a government that represents Afghanistan’s complex ethnic makeup, however women are unlikely to be included at the top levels.

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Taliban Take Over Afghanistan: Burqa Prices Increase Ten Times

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The Taliban have seized power in Afghanistan after 20 years and President Ghani fled the country. In a Facebook post, Ghani said that he had left the country to avoid clashes with the Taliban and he reportedly fled from Kabul with four cars and a chopper full of money. Talibans have tortured a lot and gave haunting memories of their rule before they have been ousted by the US after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. During the Taliban’s rule way back in 1996, women need to wear a burqa that covered their entire body and face, and they were prohibited from attending school, working, or leaving the house without a male relative. After the Taliban captured Kabul in 1996, the the Sunni Islamist organization has kept stringent rules. The rules changed after September 11, 2001 but now with the return of the Taliban, the women in Afghanistan are going to face so many problems. The women shouldn’t step out without wearing burqas, now, the price of burqas has been increased to tenfold in Kabul.

According to a CNN Report, a woman in Kabul said that every household had just one to two burqas to share between her, her sister and their mother. She further added that, “If we don’t have a burqa, we have to get a bedsheet or something to make it a bigger scarf.” The Taliban leadership has said that women education is not banned in the country but some say that the rules with time.

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Ashraf Ghani Fled Afghanistan With Cars, Chopper Full Of Money

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Ashraf GhaniAfghanistan president Ashraf Ghani left capital Kabul on Sunday. He fled Afghanistan on Sunday as Taliban militants entered Kabul virtually unopposed. Taliban entered Kabul on Sunday and took the control over Afghanistan. According to the RIA news agency, Russia’s embassy in Kabul announced on Monday that Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had escaped the country with four cars and a chopper full of cash, and left some money behind because it wouldn’t fit all in. As of now, there is no information on whereabouts of Ghani.

Nikita Ishchenko, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul, was quoted as saying by RIA, “Four cars were full of money, they tried to stuff another part of the money into a helicopter, but not all of it fit. And some of the money was left lying on the tarmac.”

According to reports, Ashraf Ghani is in Oman after Tajikistan refused to let the plane carrying him to land. Ghani is also expected to travel to the United States.

Just before leaving Afghanistan, Ghani shared a post on Facebook and said that he is leaving the country so as to avoid bloodshed.

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