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Second Whistleblower Has Given Evidence to IG on Ukraine Call

A New York Times article published last week, or if this is a new, third, whistleblower prepared to collaborate with the impeachment investigation. That person was reported to have spoken with Atkinson, but he or she had not yet asked for protection under the official whistleblower program. Zaid

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Alexander Hamilton Warned Us About Trump and Barr

Impeachment, as we have already seen, will seldom fail to agitate the passions of the whole community, and to divide it into parties more or less friendly or inimical to the accused. In many cases it will connect itself with the pre-existing factions, and will enlist all their animosities, partialities, influence, and interest on one side or the other, and in such cases there will always be the gravest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence…

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Giuliani This Morning: Ukraine Transcript Was Read to Me, Maybe President of Ukraine Brought Up Biden First

President Donald Trumps personal attorney Rudy Giuliani continued on his non-stop television tour Wednesday to stick up for his client-in-chief on the growing Ukraine scandal. After telling Fox News host Laura Ingraham on Thursday night that no, he didnt have his own shadow Ukraine agenda, and in fact that

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Playboy Fights to Restore Access for Reporter Who Trump Calls a Loser Nobody

Early this month, shortly before the White House made its decision to temporarily yank the press credential of a Playboy reporter, Press Secretary Brian Karem in the penalty box. I discussed it with [the president before proceeding] because I knew there had been issues before regarding what happened with [CNNs] Sebastian Gorka after Karem said pro-Trump personalities present were eager to be possessed by demons. Gorka mocked Karems journalistic credibility, and the Playboy reporter asked Gorka if he wanted to go outside and have a long conversation, interpreted by Gorka…

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SoulCycle Revolts Against Billionaire Owner’s Trump Fundraising

As supporters of President Donald Trump sat down for a $100,000 fundraising luncheon in the Hamptons on Friday hosted by billionaire investor and SoulCycle owner Stephen Ross, the companys chief executive officer offered free social justice rides to customers for causes hand-picked by each of her hundreds of instructors. An email to SoulCycle employees from CEO Melanie Whelan sent around noon on Friday called this week a difficult one for the community of 94 indoor spin studios, after reported Wednesday that Rosswho also owns the Miami Dolphins and luxury fitness…

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Not Just Trump: GOP Members Warned of Immigration Invasion From House Floor

When the El Paso shooter took up arms against defenseless Walmart shoppers this week, he was doing so to stop a mythical "cultural and ethnic replacement brought on by an invasion." The invasion rhetoric was straight out of a white nationalist fever swamp and President Donald Trumps own rhetoric on immigration. But Trump is hardly the only elected Republican to characterize immigration as a menacing invasion by a hostile foreign enemy. Since Trump first took office, Republican congressman have used the same language to demonize immigrants in public debates and…

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El Paso Sparked Fear, but Its ICE That Still Terrifies Immigrants the Most

From a New Yorks Times Square, communities across America are still grappling with the post-traumatic stress induced by a pair of mass shootings last weekendbut few places have felt that dread more acutely than in immigrant communities, where the anxiety sparked by the deaths of 22 people at the hands of increase in racist violence nationwide, many immigrants believe the most dire threat posed to their families comes from the U.S. government itself, according to advocates on the ground. In a massive sweep of work sites across the state of…

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Trump: I Could Win Afghan War in a WeekBut Dont Want to Kill 10 Million People

President Donald Trump on Monday claimed he could easily win a war in Afghanistan in a week, but doesnt want to go that route because hed have to kill 10 million people. The president, speaking to reporters alongside visiting Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan, said he wants Pakistan to help extricate the U.S. from its longest war. U.S. officials have been trying to negotiate a peace deal with the Afghan Taliban. I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off…

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Tweet Fight Means Trump Now Knows He Has the Power to Tear Us Apartand Hes Itching to Do More of It

Why is Donald Trump pleased by the reported Wednesday morning that Donald Trump is thrilled about the controversy stoked by his Sunday morningand continuingTwitter barrage aimed at the Squad. Theres an ominous lesson in here. The episode seems to have given Trump a new understanding of his power over his supporters and a new sense of destiny. If this doesnt scare you, youd better wake up. Trump was always a racist. He ran on stoking racial fear from the beginning, as many have observed. He and his father were racists…

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Angry Rex Tillerson Says Jared Kushner Hijacked U.S. Foreign Policy

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson claims the State Department was kept in the dark about key U.S. foreign-policy decisions during his time in the Trump administration because the presidents son-in-law had effectively set up his own shadow operation. Jared Kushner was privately working on strategic partnerships with foreign countries and meeting discreetly with world leaders outside the formal structures of the U.S. government, according to Tillerson, who told the House Foreign Affairs Committee behind closed doors last month that he was left angry by one situation in particular. Because…

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This July 4th Had Everything: Tanks, Trumpand Scandal

After two years of trying, President Donald Trump finally got the military pageantry he has so desperately wanted. The annual Fourth of July celebration in Washington, DCa parade, concert, and fireworksfeatured tanks, fighter planes and Trump himself. It was called A Salute to America, but it looked more like a salute to Trump, who made a rare address for a president on Independence Day from the Lincoln Memorial. Arain-soaked crowd around the Lincoln Memorial chanted USA USA! and Air Force One flew low over Washington as Trump strode up to…

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Inside Trumps Psychological War on Immigrants

What if you launched a massive immigration sweepand almost no one got swept up? Gotcha! President Trump is a master showman, the PT Barnum, sucker-born-every-minute, carnival barker of American politics. Hes also someone who likes to create chaos and scare people, not only to be mean but also to flex his muscles and get attention. Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-trumps-psychological-war-on-immigrants

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Iran Says Its Revolutionary Guard Shot Down a U.S. Drone

Irans Revolutionary Guard has claimed it shot down a U.S. drone, according to the countrys state-run IRNA news agency. The news comes amid mounting Associated Press: There was no drone over Iranian territory. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump had been briefed on the reports of a missile strike in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, according to the Associated Press. We are closely monitoring the situation and continuing to consult with our partners and allies, she was quoted as saying. The incident comes as tensions are already…

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ABC Stations Helped Trump Build a Campaign Email List on His Birthday

On Friday morning, ABCs digital news operation posted a number of stories that effectively assisted the Trump re-election campaign in building its email list. Some of the networks largest affiliates posted an identical piece of content on their websites promoting a birthday card for President Donald Trump. The card is actually a petition website created by the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee to harvest email addresses that can be used during the 2020 campaign. Happy Birthday, Mr. President! the stories read. To help him celebrate, the GOP has…

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Stephen Colbert Makes Another Homophobic Trump-Putin Joke

Late last year, in a column titled SNLs Homophobic Trump-Putin Jokes Need to Stop, our writer Kevin Fallon took on Saturday Night Lives tired (and offensive) bits insinuating that Fallon wrote. The baseline idea here is that guys in love is inherently funny. No other observation or take needs to exist to elicit a laugh; its simply funny because theyre dudes. Dudes in love. Dudes who have sex together. Ha! (?) Hes right: Theres nothing funny about the Trump-Putin gay jokes. Theyre lazy at best and homophobic at worst. And…

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