Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says that Congress will investigate a reported CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump. Trump calls the charge ridiculous. Attorneys for an Iraqi mother and refugee ask a federal appeals court in San Francisco to allow her to pursue her case against former President George W. Bush and members of his administration for crimes committed during the Iraq war. The Obama Administration says they have immunity from prosecution as government officials. A nationwide series of “Defend Democracy” protests asks members of the electoral college to refuse to vote for Donald Trump when they meet next week to formally select the next President.