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Ex-CIA Official: Trump Is Obsessed With Taking Out “Celebrity” Terrorists Instead Of Those Most Dangerous

Law & Crime reports: Former senior CIA official Douglas London claimed in an article on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “obsessed” with killing celebrity targets for the “immediate gratification” of media headlines while ignoring “important threats” and long-term interests. “When it comes to intelligence, like with so much else, President Donald Trump likes big names. It’s this focus on …

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Trump Names Chief Defense Counsel For Senate Trial

The Associated Press reports: Pat Cipollone doesn’t seem like Donald Trump’s kind of fixer. His manner is unassuming. He hasn’t spent much time playing a lawyer in court or on TV. But the president has turned to Cipollone, his White House counsel, when it matters most — to lead his defense in his impeachment trial. Cipollone, 53, spent most of …

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Journalists File Complaint Over Senate Trial Access

The Washington Post reports: The organization representing daily reporters on Capitol Hill is protesting restrictions expected to be imposed on the news media during the Senate impeachment trial, saying the security crackdown will severely limit access to lawmakers and stifle coverage of the proceedings. “Capitol Hill is one of the most accessible places in Washington, but the proposed restrictions exceed …

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BOOK: Trump Abused And Mocked Ex-DHS Secretary

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump “abused”, “harassed” and “pestered” his homeland security secretary over immigration policy, demanding that the US border be closed, a new book reveals. And when the then secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, warned the president that shutting down the border would be illegal, the then attorney general, Jeff Sessions, approved the radical measure – despite it being against …

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Trump Renews Bizarre Attack On Toilets, Dishwashers, Light Bulbs, Showers, And Washing Machines [VIDEO]

Yahoo News reports: Donald Trump has revisited his vendetta against energy-saving lightbulbs, ascribing them the blame for his orange hue while extending the focus of his ire to include showers, dishwashers and toilets in a wide-ranging rally speech in Milwaukee. “I’m also approving new dishwashers that give you more water, so you can actually wash and rinse your dishes without …

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LIVE VIDEO: Pelosi Names Impeachment Trial Managers

CBS News reports: The House will vote Wednesday to name impeachment managers and transmit articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Trump’s trial on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday. Pelosi will announce the managers at 10 a.m. Wednesday, and a vote on the resolution to name them and send the …

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Press Access To Be Limited During Impeachment Trial

Roll Call reports: The Senate Sergeant-at-Arms and Capitol Police are launching an unprecedented crackdown on the Capitol press corps for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, following a standoff between the Capitol’s chief security officials, Senate Rules Chairman Roy Blunt [photo] and the standing committees of correspondents. Capitol Police Chief Steven A. Sund and Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Michael Stenger will …

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McConnell: Trump’s Trial Likely To Start Next Tuesday

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin as soon as next week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell, R-Ky., announced the tentative schedule just a few hours after Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi revealed she will send the articles of impeachment against Trump to the Senate on Wednesday. If that happens, McConnell said at a press …

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Senators To Be Sworn In Thursday As Trump’s Jurors

The Hill reports: Senators expect to receive the articles of impeachment against President Trump from Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Wednesday and then to be sworn in as jurors on Thursday ahead of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Pelosi says the House will vote Wednesday to send the two articles across the Capitol to begin the trial, and …

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House To Vote Tomorrow On Sending Articles To Senate

The New York Times reports: The House will vote on Wednesday to send the Senate impeachment charges against President Trump, allowing a long-awaited Senate trial to begin, Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats privately Tuesday, according to officials in the room. The proceeding will be only the third time an American president has been put on trial in the Senate. In …

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Trump Met With Cheers At College Title Match [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump turned sports fan for an evening as he watched No. 1 Louisiana State University and No. 3 Clemson battle it out in the College Football Playoff championship. Trump flew to Louisiana for Monday’s night’s game at the Superdome in New Orleans, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump. “It’ll be a great game. It’ll …

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Russians Hacked Ukrainian Company Linked To Bidens

The New York Times reports: With President Trump facing an impeachment trial over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his son Hunter Biden, Russian military hackers have been boring into the Ukrainian gas company at the center of the affair, according to security experts. The hacking attempts against Burisma, the Ukrainian …

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POLL: 17% Of Republicans Support Trump’s Removal

The Rising reports: Seventeen percent of Republican voters support President Trump’s impeachment and say he should be removed from office, according to a Hill-HarrisX poll released Monday. The figure in the Jan. 8-9 survey marks a 3 percentage point increase from a similar poll conducted in late October. The share of Democratic voters who favor impeachment stood at 80 percent, …

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Trump Tweets Image Of Top Democrats As Muslims

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took his attacks on Speaker Nancy Pelosi Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to a whole new level Monday morning, by retweeting a photoshopped image of the two in traditional Muslim garb before an Iranian flag. The tweet came in a flurry of frenzied presidential tweets (and retweets) critical of Speaker Pelosi’s criticism of the Trump …

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Rick Wilson: Brace Yourselves For President Junior

Rick Wilson writes for The Daily Beast: Get ready for Donald Trump Jr., a man who speaks the fluent asshole dialogue of the own-the-libs Trump Party, to rise to the top of the 2024 GOP primary ranks. The dynastic talk that was once treated as a joke (even by me) is already growing around both Don Jr. and Ivanka. Poor …

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Pelosi: Trump Will Be Impeached Forever [VIDEO]

“Let me just say, it’s Sunday morning, I’d like to talk about some more pleasant subjects than the erratic nature of this president of the United States, but he has to know that every knock from him is a boost. He’s the president who said I should have impeached George Bush, because of the war in Iraq, and now he’s …

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Esper “Didn’t See” Evidence Of Plot Against Embassies

CBS News reports: Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said he “didn’t see” specific evidence that top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning attacks on four U.S. embassies, but said he believed such attack would have occurred. “The president didn’t cite a specific piece of evidence. What he said was he believed,” Esper said Sunday on “Face the Nation.” “I …

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Amash: Trump Is Selling Our Troops To Saudi Arabia

Politico reports: Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.), a vocal critic of President Trump, on Saturday accused the president of selling U.S. military support to Saudi Arabia. Trump said in an interview with Fox News’s Laura Ingraham the day before that he had pressured Riyadh to compensate the U.S. for a recent deployment to the Middle East. “We have a very good …

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POLL: Majority Say Trump’s Airstrike Made US Less Safe

USA Today reports: Americans by more than 2-1 said the killing of Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani has made the United States less safe, a nationwide USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, amid broad concerns about the potential consequences ahead. A majority of those surveyed, by 52%-34%, called President Donald Trump’s behavior with Iran “reckless.” Americans were divided on the wisdom of the …

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Trump Campaign Shifts Attack Focus To Bernie Sanders

Buzzfeed News reports: President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is beginning to aggressively attack a rising threat to his power: Bernie Sanders. Until now, the Trump campaign has focused much of its messaging on former vice president Joe Biden. The Trump campaign put out two statements centered on Sanders this week, and the Vermont senator was at the top of the …

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