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Trump Tells Rudy to Keep Pushing the Biden Conspiracies

largely why his client, Donald Trump, is hours away from becoming one of only three American presidents ever to be impeached by the House. Yet somehow, Trump hasnt instructed his personal lawyer to knock it off. In fact, the president has told the former New York City mayor to kick things up a notch, even as the impeachment process continues to bedevil his administration. Shortly after Giuliani arrived at the White House on Friday, he met with the president and discussed some of the findings from his recent private texts…

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Ukrainian Fugitive Who Claimed to Have Dirt on Biden Firm Is Arrested

A former Ukrainian member of parliament who has claimed to have dirt on efforts by Trumps American allies to find information about Burisma GroupDemocrats impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump. Democrats next impeachment hearing is scheduled for Dec. 9. German authorities arrested Onyshchenko based on a request from Ukraines National Anti-Corruption Bureau and Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutors Office (SAPO). According to a report from the UNIAN news agency, Ukrainian officials are according to RFE/RL. His allegations were widely seen in Ukraine as part of a Kremlin-orchestrated disinformation campaign meant to undermine…

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Center for Public Integrity Challenges Trump Administration Over Heavily Redacted Ukraine Emails

By Rui Kaneya, AlexiaFernndezCampbell and Jim Morris, Center for Public Integrity Theinformation it is concealingabout military aid to Ukraine. The action came hours after the House Judiciary Committeearticles of impeachmentagainst President Donald Trump, alleging that he abused his power by withholding information from Congress and that the aid was improperly disrupted last summer for political reasons. On Thursday, the Department of Defense releasedresult of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Public Integrity. The department heavilyletteraccompanying Thursdays document release, an attorney for the Defense Department explained the redactions byrespondedin a…

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Trump Tells Rally Hes Not Worried About Impeachment, Privately Plots Vengeance

On Wednesday evening, just shy of 8:30 p.m. ET, President Trump was inaugurated into one of the most exclusive boys clubs in the world: He became just the third president in all of American history to be Tom Cruise. Shortly after that, the president moved on to bragging, to raucous cheers and applause from his fans, about how he defeated 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in the Blue Wall state of Michigan. He then cracked a joke about whether Bill Clinton calls her Crooked Hillary behind closed doors. It…

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Meghan McCain Snaps at Sunny Hostin: Take Your Cheap Applause Line!

Things are just dramatic impeachment hearings, conservative co-host Meghan McCain lashed out at her View colleagues on Friday over Republican belief that President Trump did not commit an impeachable offensespecifically getting into a heated, personal clash with co-host Sunny Hostin. After McCain pointed out that retiring Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) said that frequent sparring partner Joy Behar wondered aloud whether Hurd was deaf since we all heard it. This prompted McCain to grumble that Democrats had gotten out over their skis so many times with Trump that theres now a…

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GOP Unveils Wild Wishlist of Impeachment Witnesses Including Hunter Biden and the Whistleblower

Republicans on House Intelligence Committee unveiled their wishlist formoved famously combative Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to the intelligence committee this week in an apparent effort to boost Trumps impeachment defense on the committee. Other witnesses Republicans want to call include former Democratic National Committee staffer Alexandra Chalupa, who figures prominently in right-wing conspiracy theories about Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election. Chalupa has denied collecting opposition research for the DNC. Republicans also want to interview Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Bidens son. Trumps attempt to pressure the Ukrainian government…

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Devin Nunes Pushes Bogus Ukrainian Collusion Conspiracies During Impeachment Hearing

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) used his questions Wednesday in the first public impeachment hearings to push discredited conspiracy theories claiming that Ukraine meddled in the 2016 presidential election. Nunes raised the claims in an attempt to argue that President Donald Trump was correct to pressure Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate the 2016 election; and to dispatch Rudy Giuliani, his personal attorney, to meet with Ukrainian officials. Since the meddling was aimed against his campaign, hed have good reason for sending his personal attorney to make inquiries about it, Nunes…

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The Secret Reason Republicans Wont Impeach Trump

Broadly speaking, there are two Republican defenses of Donald Trump. The first is the hard-shell, the lovely Lisa Page. This defense is what drives these too few people understand the truth about the modern GOP. It is an un-American party. It is not interested in democracy. It is interested in power. It doesnt care how it gets it. Twice in the last five elections, its winning presidential candidates have lost the popular vote. Suppose that had gone the other way around. Do you think the Electoral College would still exist?…

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John Oliver: Lindsey Grahams Defense of Trump Is Hes a Dumb Baby

Comedian latest defense of President Trump in the impeachment inquiry, which Oliver likened to Graham calling Trump an idiot. Describing the Ukraine scandal at the heart of impeachment as recently insisted that the president was incapable of forming a quid pro quo when it came to dangling military aid in return for Ukraine investigating his political rivals, claiming it was because the Trump policy toward Ukraine was incoherent. So wait, to be clear here, Grahams defense has gone from there was no quid pro quo to Trump is too dumb…

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House Democrats Campaign Arm Directly Ties its Moderate Members to Impeachment

A new mailer sent by the Democratic Partys House campaign arm directly ties some of the partys most vulnerable members to the impeachment proceedings of Donald Trump, creating the potential for political potholes for those members down the road. The mailer, which was obtained by The Daily Beast, pleads with donors to contribute to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee to help support so called Frontliner members who hail from key swing districts. House Democrats are courageously standing up for our democracy, our national security, and the Constitution by launching an…

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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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