5 things to know for November 27: Impeachment, weather, China, cannabis, animal law – CNN

Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) 1. Impeachment investigation Public hearings in the impeachment investigation may be over for now, but a few revelations in the case have shed new light on who knew what about the Ukraine scandal and when. The House released a testimony transcript from Mark Sandy, a senior career official at the Office of Management and Budget. Sandy said that after the White House froze aid to Ukraine, officials there waited months before telling him the move was because of concerns over other countries’ contributions to Ukraine. That’s been the official White House reason for withholding the aid, but Sandy’s timeline — and concerns he says he and others had about the legality of withholding the aid — throws that story into doubt. Meanwhile, The New York Times reported President Trump actually knew about the whistleblower report when he released the aid money to Ukraine. The question is: Did one event beget the other? 2. Winter weather As expected, all that terrible winter weather has thrown a wrench in holiday travel, and most of the country can expect more ugliness today. More than 1,100 passengers were stranded at Denver’s main airport and about 475 flights there were canceled as the airport got dumped with 7 inches of snow. Most of the West Coast, including Oregon, California, Nevada and Idaho, is bracing today for what the National Weather Service is calling a “historic, unprecedented” winter storm. Blizzard and high wind warnings are in effect over most of the region. And Northeasterners, you’re not in the clear. Storms that pummeled the Midwest with

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