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Two Federal Jail Workers Arrested In Epstein Suicide

The New York Times reports: Two federal workers who were on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein killed himself in a Manhattan jail were expected to be taken into custody on Tuesday morning on federal charges related to their alleged failure to check on him, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The two federal Bureau of Prisons employees …

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Trump Attributes Fox News Quote To “Crazy” Pelosi

The Washington Post reports: President Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a tweet early on Tuesday morning, misquoting her while characterizing the ongoing impeachment inquiry as a ploy to skirt around the 2020 election because “she thinks I will win.” Tweeting after midnight Tuesday, Trump attributed a quote about the 2020 election to the House speaker …

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WH Rushes Out Denial Of “Chest Pain” Reports

The New York Times reports: The White House sought on Monday night to quell a torrent of speculation about President Trump’s health two days after a mysterious, unannounced visit to the hospital, denying that he was treated for an emergency and insisting that it was just “regular, primary preventive care.” “Despite some of the speculation, the president has not had …

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65% Say Impeachment Hearings Won’t Change Mind

NPR reports: Half of Americans said they approve of the impeachment inquiry — about the same as the poll found last month. Respondents are also split on whether they think Trump should be impeached and removed from office. But 65% of Americans say they can’t imagine any information or circumstances during the impeachment inquiry where they might change their minds …

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Fox News Host Rips Trump For Attack On Chris Wallace: Journalists Are Obligated To Risk Inviting Your Wrath

The Hill reports: Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Monday launched into a blistering critique of President Trump over his attacks against “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace, saying that journalists are “obligated to question” the president and his defenders even if it means “inviting your wrath.” “What makes something fake news?” Cavuto asked on Fox News. “I would assume if …

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Walter Reed Hospital Didn’t Know Trump Was Coming

Vox reports: In a break from precedent, Trump’s trip to the hospital wasn’t acknowledged ahead of time on any White House schedule. Secondly and similarly unusual, CNN reported that medical staff at Walter Reed weren’t notified of Trump’s visit in advance. White House pool reporters said they were told Trump’s movements on Saturday “were strictly unreportable” until he arrived at …

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Chuck Schumer Sends Letter To Pentagon: How Are You Protecting Impeachment Witnesses From Retaliation?

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing the Pentagon for details on how its protecting officials from retaliation after they testify as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Schumer sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday asking for details on how the department is protecting two officials set to testify this week, …

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NYT Editor: Trump Puts My Reporters’ Lives At Risk

The Guardian reports: The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”. Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of …

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Trump Cultist Jon Voight To Get National Medal Of Arts

The Hill reports: The White House announced on Sunday that President Trump will award actor Jon Voight the National Medal of Arts later this week. Voight, one of Trump’s most vocal Hollywood supporters, will be honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday for his “exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters,” the White House said in …

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Trump Flips On Vaping Ban Due To Reelection Fears

The New York Times reports: On Nov. 11, Mr. Trump tweeted that he would be “meeting with representatives of the vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.” The announcement on Twitter took West Wing advisers by surprise, and one senior official said no meeting …

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Writer’s Source Claims “Chest Discomfort” Prompted Trump’s Abrupt “Routine Physical” At Walter Reed

Heavy.com reports: A contributor for The Hill who writes on veterans issues and used to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs is claiming that President Donald Trump visited Walter Reed National Medical Center due to chest discomfort. That’s a different story from the White House statement on Trump’s November 16, 2019 visit, which said Trump was undergoing “portions” of …

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LOUISIANA: Dem Gov Wins Reelection Despite Trump

CBS News reports: Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor’s election against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The Democratic candidate’s win is a discouraging sign for Republicans and President Donald Trump, who were using this race as a barometer for Mr. …

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Trump Visits Walter Reed Hospital For Alleged Physical

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday began portions of his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said …

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Trump Celebrates Release Of Pardoned Murderer

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance — whom Trump freed from the remainder of a 19-year murder sentence — by tweeting a video of Lorance reuniting with his family. Trump’s grant of clemency was made over the objections of his own Department of Defense, according to news reports. From the linked Fox …

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Glorious Leader Threatens Depression If Impeached

CNN reports: President Trump attacked Democrats on Twitter this morning and threatened an economic depression if he is impeached. The three major US stock indexes rallied to fresh record highs Friday, as investor sentiment was helped by hopes for a US-China trade deal and better-than-expected retail sales. The Dow rallied above 28,000 points for the first time ever. The first …

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Russia State Media Celebrates Impeachment Hearings Because The GOP Is Promulgating Their Disinformation

The Daily Beast reports: From the long-debunked “Crowdstrike” cyber plot positioning Ukraine as the fall guy for what undoubtedly was Russian interference in the 2016 elections, to anti-Semitic conspiracy theories centering around Jewish financier and philanthropist George Soros, rivers of Russian dezinformatsiya are flowing down from the President of the United States and the GOP, through the impeachment hearings, to …

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Fox News Host Calls Trump “A Big Dumb Baby” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy on Friday slammed President Trump for his tweeted attacks on former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch during her public testimony on Capitol Hill, calling the president a “big dumb baby.” “Should the president be tweeting at her mid-hearing? No, it makes him look like a big dumb baby,” Kennedy said on …

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Trump Issues Pardons In Three War Crimes Cases

The Washington Post reports: President Trump intervened in three military justice cases involving war-crimes accusations Friday, issuing at least two pardons that will prevent the Pentagon from pursuing future charges against the individuals involved, according to one of their lawyers and a U.S. official. The service members involved were notified by Trump over the phone, said the U.S. official, speaking …

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LIVE VIDEO: Impeachment Hearings Day Two, Part 2

Fox News reports: Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, pointed her finger at President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani while detailing her sudden removal from her diplomatic post during Friday’s nationally-televised impeachment testimony, as the president fired back in realtime and said every place she worked “turned bad.” Trump’s comments ignited an outcry from Democrats: Intelligence Committee chairman Adam …

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Trump: San Francisco Is A Dangerous, Disgusting Slum

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday railed against House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, accusing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) of wasting her time on a “witch hunt” and demanding she return to her district, which he described as a “disgusting slum.” Trump lashed out at Pelosi in a series of early morning tweets sent minutes before House Democrats would hear …

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