Pelosi bars Trump from delivering State of the Union in House – live

Pelosi says Trump cannot deliver speech from House chamber until government is reopened

8.33pm GMT

The latest on the unfolding crisis in Venezuela via Reuters:

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday he was breaking diplomatic relations with the United States, after the Trump administration recognized opposition leader Juan Guaido as the South American country’s interim president.

8.13pm GMT

Hours after Michael Cohen delayed his testimony before Congress, citing Donald Trump’s threats against him and his family, the president responded by stating: “He’s only been threatened by the truth.”

“He’s always been threatened by the truth and he doesn’t want to do that probably for me or other of his clients,” Trump told reporters at the White House.

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Source: theguardian