Legal experts call on Chief Justice John Roberts to subpoena John Bolton and other witnesses to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial

The defining battle in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial concerns whether the Senate will hear from key witnesses, including some of Trump’s closest advisers. Senate Democrats have said they want four key witnesses, including former national security adviser John Bolton, and White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, to testify in the trial. But it’s unclear whether Democrats can convince at least four Republican senators to defect from their party and vote to include witnesses. Some legal experts are calling on Chief Justice John Roberts, who’s presiding over the Senate trial, to issue subpoenas himself if the Senate refuses to. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The defining battle… Read More

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Facial recognition, DNA searches, digital privacy to air during 2020 legislative session

An Ancestry DNA kit is pictured in Salt Lake City on Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. One of the outgrowths of rapidly advancing DNA sequencing technology is the proliferation of huge databases containing troves of personal information that is increasingly being accessed for law enforcement uses. Now, civil rights advocates and Utah lawmakers are working on a bill aimed at ensuring the most personal of information is appropriately protected. | Colter Peterson, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The advancements in facial recognition technology, DNA test assessments and manipulation of consumer digital data, among other high-tech innovations, have moved far too fast for lawmakers and regulators to keep pace with. And… Read More

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Where do Utahns stand on removing President Donald Trump from office?

President Donald Trump walks on stage prior to speaking at the state Capitol in Salt Lake City on Dec. 4, 2017. | Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — A slight majority of Utahns — who overall are paying attention to the impeachment case — don’t want the Senate to remove President Donald Trump from office. Though Utah voters reluctantly elected Trump in 2016, a new Deseret News/Hinckley Institute of Politics poll shows 53% oppose the president losing his job, and 40% do so strongly. The survey, conducted by pollster Scott Rasmussen, showed 39% favor removal from office, while 8% are unsure. Trump won Utah with only 45%… Read More

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3 takeaways from the Utah Jazz’s 126-117 loss to the Houston Rockets

Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers (25) blocks the shot of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) during an NBA game at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. | Steve Griffin, Deseret News SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Jazz turned in a subpar performance, losing to the shorthanded Houston Rockets 126-117 at Vivint Arena on Monday night. With no James Harden, Russell Westbrook or Clint Capela for Houston, the Jazz came out flat in a poor first half. The Rockets outscored the Jazz 59-46 with a small-ball starting lineup of Ben McLemore, PJ Tucker, Danuel House Jr., Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers, with the tallest… Read More

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Bolton reportedly was concerned Trump was granting personal favors for authoritarian leaders

Former national security advisor John Bolton said he was concerned that President Donald Trump was granting personal favors for autocratic leaders, The New York Times reported Citing an unpublished draft of Bolton’s upcoming book, Bolton reportedly told Attorney General William Barr of his concerns. Barr reportedly mentioned President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and President Xi Jinping of China in their conversation, according to the manuscript seen by The Times. The revelation comes amid the president’s impeachment trial in the Senate after he was impeached for abusing his political power to get an investigation into a political opponent. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Former national security advisor John… Read More

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The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 4 Recap: Big Trouble In Little Cleveland

THE BACHELOR – “2404” – Peter and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and travel cross-country to continue their search for love in Cleveland, Ohio. Peter flies Victoria F. to their special date destination and a surprise performance by country music star Chase Rice, which leads the bachelorette to make a shocking confession. Cleveland Browns’ football legends Josh Cribbs and Hanford Dixon put a group of women through a rigorous workout as they prepare to face off in The Bachelor Bowl. Kelsey is the lucky lady who enjoys a day exploring Cleveland with Peter. However, one controversial woman is the target of rage by the others and… Read More

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The Bachelor Season 24, Episode 4 Recap: Big Trouble In Little Cleveland

THE BACHELOR – “2404” – Peter and the 15 remaining bachelorettes leave the Bachelor mansion behind and travel cross-country to continue their search for love in Cleveland, Ohio. Peter flies Victoria F. to their special date destination and a surprise performance by country music star Chase Rice, which leads the bachelorette to make a shocking confession. Cleveland Browns’ football legends Josh Cribbs and Hanford Dixon put a group of women through a rigorous workout as they prepare to face off in The Bachelor Bowl. Kelsey is the lucky lady who enjoys a day exploring Cleveland with Peter. However, one controversial woman is the target of rage by the others and… Read More

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Waking up to success: BYU-bound Richie Saunders learned to sacrifice at an early age

Richie Saunders | Saunders Family Not many elementary-age children exhibit the drive and discipline Richie Saunders did in rising to become one of the state’s top prep basketball players. MT. PLEASANT — Richie Saunders can flat-out shoot a basketball. The 6-foot-5 swingman for Wasatch Academy and future BYU Cougar showcases an adept and smooth high-release point of the ball, which often finds the bottom of the net. The shot looks effortless, as if it’s something Saunders just woke up with, rather than waking up, time and again, at a rather unseemly hour in order to develop it. It’s 5 a.m. at the Saunders house on any given morning, stretching back… Read More

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Fred Warner, Darwin Thompson share how Kobe Bryant impacted their lives

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner speaks to reporters before NFL football practice at the team’s headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Wednesday, June 13, 2018. | AP MIAMI — The sudden death of basketball icon Kobe Bryant was on people’s minds in the NFL community Monday as members of the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers convened at Marlins Park for the Super Bowl Opening Night event. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion who played all 20 of his NBA seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, died Sunday in a helicopter crash, along with his daughter Gianna, 13, and seven other occupants. There were no survivors. Prior to Monday’s fan… Read More

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