The US House of Representatives has voted to proceed with the formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. Lawmakers approved rules for the next stage, including public hearings, in the investigation into Trump's attempt to have Ukraine investigate a domestic political rival. Also, President Barack Obama's former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice on impeachment, the US withdrawal from northern Syria and why she thinks the US is exporting what she calls, "instability around the world." Plus, Australia's controversial "backpacker tax," a 15% tax that has hit Americans who earn money while on long-term vacations in Australia, has been ruled illegal.
Tim Morrison, the top adviser on Russia and Europe in Trump's National Security Council, spoke to investigators Thursday, one day after it was reported he would be leaving his post. But it's unusual that NSC staffers like Morrison are testifying at all, says a former Pentagon speechwriter.