News Wrap: Judge rules former White House lawyer McGahn must testify to Congress


JUDY WOODRUFF: A federal judge in Washington
has this evening ordered President Trump’s former White House counsel Don McGahn must
obey a congressional subpoena and appear before lawmakers. He had been called to testify about the Mueller
report. The ruling late today also has implications
for Trump aides who have refused to testify at impeachment hearings. Separately, the chair of the U.S. House Intelligence
Committee, Democrat Adam Schiff, said today that his panel will report soon after the
Thanksgiving recess. He said the evidence — quote — “conclusively
shows” that the president tried to force Ukraine to aid his reelection campaign. The president today defended his actions in
the Edward Gallagher case. The Navy SEAL was acquitted of murdering an
Islamic State militant, but convicted of posing for the photo — for a photo with the body. Last week, the president rejected forcing
Gallagher out of the SEALs. Instead, he will retire from the Navy. Today, meeting with Bulgaria’s prime minister,
Mr. Trump said he is sticking up for Gallagher and those like him. DONALD TRUMP, President of the United States:
He was a great fighter. He was the — one of the ultimate fighters. Tough guy. These are not weak people. These are tough people. And we’re going to protect our war fighters. And I have been given a lot of thank yous. JUDY WOODRUFF: Amid the uproar, the secretary
of the Navy, Richard Spencer, was fired on Sunday. Today, his boss, the secretary of defense,
Mark Esper, accused Spencer of dealing secretly with the White House in the Gallagher matter. We will discuss all of this after the news
summary. The U.S. Supreme Court refused today to order
a new trial for a Baltimore man featured in the hit podcast serial. Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering an ex-girlfriend
in high school. He is serving now a life sentence. Syed’s lawyers had argued the podcast series
found new evidence that warranted a new trial. The high court rejected the appeal without
comment. A Chinese woman convicted of trespassing at
the president’s Mar-a-Lago estate will be released next week and deported. Yujing Zhang was sentenced today to eight
months in prison, but she’s already been jailed nearly that long. She illegally entered the Palm Beach resort
in March and lied to federal agents afterward. The head of Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary
Guard threatened the U.S. and others today over last week’s protests in his country. Hossein Salami accused the United States,
plus Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia, of fomenting demonstrations over a fuel tax hike. He spoke at a rally of tens of thousands of
government supporters in Tehran, and he warned that the regime will answer its enemies. MAJ. GEN. HOSSEIN SALAMI, Iranian Revolutionary Guard
Corps (through translator): Wait for our response. If you cross our red lines, we will destroy
you. We will not leave any move unanswered. We will not remain indebted to any superpower
and will settle scores with all of them. Just wait. JUDY WOODRUFF: Amnesty International says
that at least 140 people have died in a crackdown on these protests. Tehran has not given an official number. A grim new warning today on climate change. The World Meteorological Organization reports
that greenhouse gases in the atmosphere have reached a new record. The U.N. agency says that concentrations of
carbon dioxide are 50 percent higher than before the Industrial Revolution. The group’s head warns that current efforts
to reverse the trend are simply not enough. Russia’s athletes may be facing a four-year
ban over doping. They would have to compete as neutrals, including
at next year’s Summer Olympics. A committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency
made the recommendation today. It said that hundreds of positive drug tests
are missing from a Russian lab — from Russian lab data. A final decision is due next month. Back in this country, the newest entry into
the Democratic presidential race made his first campaign appearance. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
announced on Sunday. Today, the 77-year-old billionaire was in
Norfolk, Virginia. MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, Presidential Candidate:
I will be the only candidate in this race who isn’t going to take a penny from anyone
and will work for a dollar a year, just as I did for 12 years in New York City Hall. I have been using my resources for the things
that matter to me. I was lucky enough to build a successful company. It has been very successful, and I have used
all of it to give back to help America. JUDY WOODRUFF: Bloomberg becomes the 18th
candidate vying for the Democratic nomination for president. McDonald’s agreed today to pay $26 million
in a settlement with employees in California. A long-running class action lawsuit alleged
that the company denied overtime pay and timely breaks, among other things. Nearly 38,000 people would be compensated
if the settlement wins court approval. The ride-sharing giant Uber has lost its license
to operate in London for the second time in recent years. City officials said today that unauthorized
drivers got past Uber security and carried out thousands of rides. The company will appeal today’s decision. It says that facial recognition technology
is addressing the problem in Britain and in the U.S. Two major players in online stock trading
are joining forces. Charles Schwab announced today that it is
buying TD Ameritrade for $26 billion pending, federal approval. On Wall Street today, that buyout and hopes
for the China trade talks pushed stock higher. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 190
points to close at 28066. The Nasdaq rose 112 points. And the S&P 500 added 23. And a U.S. military dog named Conan got a
White House welcome today. The Belgian Malinois starred in the raid that
led to the death in Syria of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group. Today, President Trump presented the animal
that he called probably the world’s most famous dog. Conan was injured during the raid, but has
since recovered. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: Hong Kong’s
protesters go to the polls — what does it mean for the pro-democracy movement?; the
military clashes with the president over an accused war criminal; Amy Walter and Tamara
Keith are here to break down the latest political headlines; plus, much more.